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The Hungry Cities Project
A collaborative international study on informal food enterprises
Anubhava@IIHS Urban Fellows Programme 2021-22 Interdisciplinary Learning


Tamiraparani river restoration by LTUEO and the Tamil Nadu Urban Sanitation Support Programme.

Knowledge Gateway

This is an anthology of visual narratives of disaster impacts and the process of recovery that follows.

Publics@IIHS | Talk | 22 Sep 2022

Rethinking planning education for urban equality: Higher education as a site for change.

5 September 2022

New course launch

Shaping Urban Futures

Launched on Coursera, this new online course is a collaborative effort of five global institutions including IIHS. Designed as a self-paced, 6-week course, it addresses the most pressing challenges faced by humanity in the 21st century by considering how cities can become sustainable.

19 July 2022

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The Art and Science of Economic Policy

IIHS, in collaboration with Coursera, has launched its latest digital blended learning programme. The 5-week self-paced course helps learners understand the why, when, what and how of economic policymaking through a combination of concepts and ideas, cases and examples and thought-provoking discussion questions.

1 Jul to 30 Sep 2022

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What’s on your Plate: The Infrastructure of Eating in Cities

What we eat in cities and how that food reaches our tables depends on multiple, complex systems of infrastructure.

19 August 2021

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Housing Justice: A View from Indian Cities

IIHS, in collaboration with Coursera, has designed the online course ‘Housing Justice: A View from Indian Cities’. The five module, self-paced course introduces learners to different approaches to housing justice, bringing together material, ecological, social and spatial approaches to housing.

19 August 2021

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Writing and Disseminating Grey Literature

IIHS, in collaboration with Coursera, has released a six week, self-paced online course ‘Writing and Disseminating Grey Literature’. It is designed to help researchers, academics and development sector professionals reach their research work to a wider audience. It takes learners through the process of writing opinion pieces, data stories, photo essays and creating infographics.



Call for Papers

Urbanisation is a peer-reviewed journal that aims to publish comparative and collaborative scholarship illuminating the global urban condition beginning with a firm footprint in the Global South. Anchored by IIHS, Urbanisation is published biannually by SAGE Publications India.


The latest special issue of Urbanisation will be free to access throughout October 2022. Watch this space for updates!

The issue showcases the ways in which the urban inequality–COVID-19 intersection manifested in different urban contexts.

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In this edition of #TNUSSP's #WomenInSanitation, @ShelterAssociates' Executive Director Pratima Joshi shares a case study of how women empowered with technology co-designed #sanitationsolutions for their urban settlement communities. Watch here:


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