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The Institute for Human Development (IHD), NITI Aayog, Government of India and University of Florida in partnership with Centre for the Regional Development (CSRD), JNU and National Institute of Urban Affairs are organising an International Conference on 'Sustainable and Inclusive Urban Development in Global South' during 10-12 August 2023 at New Delhi (IIC). 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).
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Dates of the
10-12 AUGUST 2023
Deadline for Submission
of Abstracts
25 MAY 2023
Communication about
Selection of Abstracts
30 MAY 2023
Deadline for
Submission of Papers
25 JULY 2023

  • International experiences of urbanization
  • Urban governance and planning
  • Creating decent employment and green jobs
  • Cities, small and medium towns
  • Migration and urbanisation
  • Strengthening rural-urban linkages
  • Social and economic inclusion; urban poverty and slums
  • Urban spaces and gender equality
  • Equitable, accessible and safe transportation
  • Public safety and security
  • Planning for just cities
  • Climate change, risks and resilience
  • Climate finance, green and sustainable urban development
  • Trunk infrastructure (water and waste management)
  • Affordable housing and rental housing
  • Technology and innovation

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Conference Coordinators

Dr. Abhinav Alakshendra

Associate Professor
University of Florida

Ms. Kanak Tiwari

Programme Director - Urban Strategy Unit
Head - Urban 20 (U20) Technical Secretariat
National Institute of Urban Affairs

Dr. Bhim Reddy

Senior Fellow
Institute for Human Development