Sustainable Urban Development – Smart cities – A grant project funded by GIZ

Sustainable Urban Development – Smart cities – A grant project funded by GIZ

Project details

Jan 2020 - Ongoing



The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), Government of India and GIZ India, the German Agency for International Cooperation, are jointly implementing the ‘Sustainable Urban Development - Smart Cities’ (SUD-SC) project. The project supports the Union Ministry and State Governments (Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Kerala) in policy formulation on housing for all, basic services, planning framework, and in implementing concepts of integrated spatial and urban development approaches.

SUD-SC project has collaborated with CEPT Research and Development Foundation (CRDF) through a grant agreement to generate thematic knowledge products and undertake research to foster the capacities for Integrated Urban Development in the Indian context.

CRDF through CUPP is working with GIZ India to achieve the following objectives and outputs under the SUD-SC project:

  • Build Knowledge Materials on Integrated and Sustainable Urban Development
  • 4 National Case Studies (Integrated Urban Development, Sustainable Urban Infrastructure, Affordable Housing, Participatory Governance)
  • 2 International Case Studies
  • Conduct research on Urban Spatial Data Labs through the integration of urban data science and urban planning process.
  • Conduct Training and Capacity Building Programs to leverage its partnerships with state training institutes and academia to deliver pilot trainings and organize exposure visits for government officials and practitioners through 6 training modules.
  • Facilitate Knowledge-sharing through peer exchange platform. For this, CRDF and CUPP have anchored a peer-learning knowledge exchange platform titled ‘Thematic Urban Research Institutions’ Network’ (TURIN) to facilitate discussions and sharing of best practices between a network of institutions and collaborators of the SUD-SC project. The objective is to explore development of knowledge material that leverages thematic research and contributes to the overall knowledge base of integrated and sustainable urban development in India.