About the Unit
Established in collaboration with 100 Resilient Cities (100 RC) Program of the Rockefeller Foundation, the Urban Resilience Unit (URU) at the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) is promoting and supporting the development of resilient cities across India.
The Unit is bringing together theoretical frameworks and practical city assessments for developing evidence and policy frameworks that can be used by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), Government of India, state and city level development agencies and urban local bodies (ULBs) to build local capacity and mainstream resilience in the urban discourse. This includes developing tools, proof of concepts, data frameworks and protocols, curricula and training programs for urban planning institutes and universities, urban practitioners, city managers and policymakers to enable evidence-based, informed decision making for resilience building in cities.
The Unit is also involved in developing a national platform and convening a wide range of stakeholders including urban planning institutes, philanthropies, private sector, multilateral financial institutes, and urban experts to build strong partnerships for advocating resilience in Indian cities and incorporating resilience in the national urban agenda.
“Bird View of Gangok” by Aasif Iqbal J is licensed under CC BY 2.0 (https://bit.ly/2rERrif)