Project Leader: Professor Meenu Tewari
Research Team: Sandeep Paul
Commencement: August 2012
Funded by: Housing and Urban Development Corporation (HUDCO)
The Housing and Urban Development Corporation (HUDCO) Chair was launched at ICRIER in 2012-2013 and will focus on research, capacity building and knowledge dissemination on urban issues in India. The program has four components: (a) An ICRIER-HUDCO Seminar Series on Urbanisation and the Competitiveness of Cities that will gather together interesting current research on urban issues and share it with researchers, policy-makers and practitioners in the urban policy community; (b) research on a variety of urban themes ranging from water and sanitation, improving urban service delivery, affordable housing and urban land management, transit oriented development, urban governance and urban livelihoods and skill formation; (c) supporting capacity building workshops targeted at the municipal level around the results of the research conducted under the aegis of the program that draw lessons about programs, policies and projects that have worked well and why, and help generate cross- cutting insights about good governance and institutional reform at the urban level, and (d) workshops to disucss the findings of the HPEC (Ahluwalia) Report in select cities with field officials and policy makers.