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Gentle Reminder: Call for Papers: International Conference on Sustainable and Inclusive Urban Development in Global South: International Experiences and Future Strategies; 10-12 August 2023; New Delhi
The Institute for Human Development (IHD), New Delhi and Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Florida, USA in partnership with National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) are organizing the Second Edition of the International Conference on “Sustainable and Inclusive Urban Development in Global South: International Experiences and Future Strategies” during 10-12 August 2023 in New Delhi. IHD is celebrating 25 years of its founding this year. This Conference is a part of its Silver jubilee activities and events. The First edition of this Conference organized in 2015 was successful in deliberating policy and academic issues relevant for sustainable and inclusive urban development. The second edition continues this effort and aims to bring together scholars and experts to delve on the latest global urban developments, evidence and perspectives. It will provide an opportunity for sharing regional urban experiences and case studies of projects to evolve agenda for inclusive urbanization, concurrent with the efforts for Sustainable Development Goals (in particular, Goal 11: Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable).
  • International experiences of urbanization
  • Urban governance and planning
  • Creating decent employment and green jobs
  • Urban spaces and gender equality
  • Social and economic inclusion; urban poverty,slums
  • Affordable housing and rental housing
  • Strengthening rural-urban linkages
  • Cities, small and medium towns
  • Migration and urbanization
  • Climate change, risks and resilience
  • Climate finance and green urban development
  • Equitable, accessible and safe transportation
  • Public safety and security
  • Technology and innovation
  • Trunk infrastructure (water and waste management)
  • Planning for just cities
  • Multispecies cohabitation in cities
Besides these, papers on other themes relevant to the Conference are welcome.

Papers are invited from scholars and experts from both Global South and North. An extended abstract in about 500-700 words containing research objectives, data and methodology and key Findings should be submitted online on the Conference portal by 25 May 2023. Communication about acceptance of abstracts will be sent by 30 May 2023. Full papers of accepted abstracts are to be submitted by 25 July 2023. For details, please visit:

Panel proposals are also invited from scholars and institutions. Each panel proposal should contain a concept note, title, authors and abstracts (500-700 words) of the papers along with short bios (100-150 words) of the panelists. The proposals are to be sent by 31 May 2023 by email to
Conference Participation Charges
Participant Category Fees with Accommodation* Fees Without Accommodation**
General Ph.D. Student General Ph.D. Student
India INR 20,000 INR 10,000 INR 4,000 INR 2,000
Developing countries USD 400 USD 200 USD 200 USD 100
Developed countries USD 600 USD 300 USD 300 USD 150
* Charges cover accommodation up to 4 nights including breakfast, tea and lunches during the Conference days, one Conference dinner, transportation from/to Conference venue, Conference kit, complementary excursion of Delhi.
** Charges cover tea and lunches during the Conference days, one Conference dinner and Conference kit.

• Exemption of charges for Conference participation will be considered for a few young scholars (below 40 years) from Global South, subject to availability of funds.
This conference is open to academicians, urban planners and practitioners, and other experts interested in urban development issues. They are welcome to contribute papers and/or participate in the Conference.

For questions related to Conference, please contact Conference coordinators

Dr. Abhinav Alakshendra
Associate Professor, University of Florida
Ms. Kanak Tiwari
Prog. Director - Urban Strategy Unit
Head - U20 Technical Secretariat, NIUA
Dr. Bhim Reddy
Senior Fellow, IHD
Conference Secretariat
MS. PRIYANKA TYAGI, CEO, IHD; New Delhi; Phone: +91 9871177540