The Urban Informatics Laboratory (UIL) at the Indian Institute for Human Settlements carries out research and analysis on India’s urbanisation using primary and secondary data. The Lab specialises in developing new methods to study and understand urban patterns. It innovates in data creation, collection and organization, as well as in bringing in diverse methods for urban problem-solving. It applies its learnings through research, policy, and practice projects across multiple thematic areas such as employment, economic development, social protection, food systems, land markets, housing, environmental sustainability, health, and inequality. The Lab also offers capacity building, teaching and training on urban data analysis for a range of learners across levels. The long-term aim of the Urban Informatics Lab (UIL) is to build a space for researchers and practitioners working on Indian cities to create, analyse, and disseminate data related to urbanisation, as well as to develop novel methods for data-scarce environments.