The Hungry Cities Project
A collaborative international study on informal food enterprises
Anubhava@IIHS Urban Fellows Programme 2017-18 Exposure Trip Slide Capacity Building Programmes
for Urban Practitioners


Environmental changes have significant impacts on people’s lives and livelihoods, particularly the urban poor and those living in informal settlements.

Urbanisation Journal

Urbanisation journal is a platform that brings together interdisciplinary scholarship on the urban


Sustainable Urban Development in India: Role of Urban Design and Planning

25 June 2021 | 6 pm IST

Date: 25 – 28 February 2021

City Scripts Writings Festival

City Scripts, IIHS’ annual urban writings festival, uses literature, art, theatre and sensorial experiences to start and expand conversations about our cities. This year, participants join us from Colombia, Denmark, Germany, Indonesia, Peru, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Thailand and the US. Catch these sessions from anywhere in the world LIVE on Zoom, YouTube and Facebook from 25 – 28 February!

Date: 11 – 13 January 2021

Seventh Annual

PhD Workshop @ IIHS

The Indian Institute for Human Settlements will host the seventh edition of the Annual PhD Workshop from 11 to 13 January 2021. The PhD workshop is an educational intervention designed to provide a dedicated space for PhD candidates to expand on their work while interacting with eminent scholars in the field of academia and policy, and practice. Submissions are due by 30 November 2020.

Date: 14 – 16 January 2021

Urban ARC 2021 | Urban Imaginaries

IIHS Annual Research Conference

The fifth edition of Urban ARC, the Annual Research Conference of the Indian Institute for Human Settlements, will be conducted between the 14 to 16 January 2021. The theme for this edition is ‘Urban Imaginaries: Past, Present and Future’. Submissions are due by 30 November 2020.

International Women’s Day

Stories of Men and Women in Sanitation who #ChoosetoChallenge

On International Women’s day on March 8th, the Tamil Nadu Urban Sanitation Support Programme (TNUSSP) and the Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) launched a social media campaign on women in sanitation.

August 2020 – May 2021

The Urban Fellows Programme (UFP) | 2020-21

India’s urban transition is unprecedented in scale and complexity. Within it lie both the opportunities of increased economic growth and employment as well as the challenges of persistent inequality, extreme deprivation and environmental degradation. Be a part of shaping this transition.

Call for Fellows

IIHS Post-Doctoral Programme

IIHS is seeking Post-Doctoral Fellows to join its vibrant intellectual environment within the Academics and Research programme at IIHS.


#WASHawayCovid19: During 2nd wave #Covid19, the sanitation workers required #PPEs and vaccines more than ever to give them ultimate protection during their work. Learn how PPE and waste segregation can save our frontline workers lives @ @WIEGOGLOBAL

43% of India’s workforce is in agriculture. 70% of non-farm employment is in micro firms with 1-5 workers. 1st in our series of bite-sized analyses on the Economic Census & Periodic Labour Force Survey, by Viola Lewis of @iihsin


The Indian Institute for Human Settlements studies the urban, using an interdisciplinary approach, through #Teaching #Research #Practice and #Training. As an academic partner on Coursera, IIHS seeks to make its extensive knowledge accessible to a much wider audience across the world. While students, academics, researchers, working professionals and government officials across sectors may find these courses particularly useful, the course is intended for anyone who would like to understand the opportunities and challenges in the urban.Our first two courses on Coursera, 'Writing and Disseminating Grey Literature' and 'Housing Justice: A View from Indian Cities' will open for enrolment in August.Write to the course team at for more information.#IIHSin #education #onlinecourses ... See MoreSee Less
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The Urban Lens Masterclass brings you rare insights from the minds of auteurs whose films are based on the cultural ethos of urban spaces. In the Masterclass with director and writer Anjali Menon, she spoke with Smitha Nair about the relationship between scripting and direction. She further shared insights into her writing process of films Ustad Hotel, Bangalore Days and Koode. She emphasised the importance of filmmaking as a collaborative process and shared how her films benefited from collaborations with actors like Dulquer Salmaan and directors like Anwar Rasheed. Watch the full conversation here: #IIHSin Anjali Menon ... See MoreSee Less
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