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Climate Centre for Cities

The Climate Centre for Cities (C-Cube) has been established at NIUA to create synergy across all climate actions being undertaken in Indian cities by various stakeholders. The Centre works with a range of stakeholders and build partnerships to focus on strengthening capacities of city officials for addressing climate change impacts in their respective localities. In the context of India’s complex urban challenges and in addition to increasing climate risks, sustained actions are crucial to ensure that cities are prepared for and can develop the ability to thrive in a varying climate.

Incorporating climate action within existing and future physical, social and environmental services is paramount to ensure sustainable development. Our Vision “To Build Climate Action in Cities” supported by climate resilience is important for not only steering the growth of the country towards a 5 trillion economy but also improving the quality of life of urban residents. This Centre aims to achieve the same by creating a central hub for climate informed urban development actions facilitated by multi-stakeholder collaborations.

The Climate Centre for Cities will focus on providing the following services to drive climate actions:

  • Policy, Planning, Program and Project Support
  • Research & Knowledge Management
  • Innovation
  • Capacity Building
  • Advocacy & Communication Outreach
  • Partnerships

Dr. Umamaheshwaran Rajasekar Project Lead

Raina Singh Senior Fellow

Ashali Bhandari Resilience Fellow (NG)

Vaishnavi Thirumala Gowri Shankar Fellow - Urban Resilience

Amanjot Kaur Sr. Associate

Abhijeet Mishra Sr Web Developer

Arjun Dev Sr. Software Developer (NG)

Vaishnavi Thirumala Gowri Shankar Fellow - Urban Resilience

Pallavi Thool Project Associate

EmpatiUday Kumar Senior Associate

T Shravani Project Associate

Punit Gandhi Program Fellow

Anshul Abbasi Senior Associate

Mohini Bhaisare Sr, Associate

Amanjot Kaur Sr. Associate

Mukesh Patir National Project Coordinator

Mukesh Patir National Project Coordinator

Urban Resilience Unit

About the Urban Resilience Unit Established in collaboration with 100 Resilience Cities (100 RC) Program of the Rockefeller Foundation, the Urban R

Urban Resilience Unit

About the Urban Resilience Unit Established in collaboration with 100 Resilience Cities (100 RC) Program of the Rockefeller Foundation, the Urban Resilience Unit (URU) at the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) aims at promoting and supporting the development of resilient cities across India. The Unit will bring 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 will include development of 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’s activities will also involve developing and 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 urban resilience into the India@75 agenda. The Urban Resilience Unit (URU) is focused on six key activities that will enhance urban resilience in India. Our theory of change (as seen on the last page of this document) highlights that each of these activities will lead to improved urban resilience across Indian cities. The activities are detailed out below: Support to the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) on Building Resilience: The URU will work directly with the MoHUA to mainstream urban resilience building in existing and new national level urban policy. We will develop evidence and policy frameworks to introduce and establish urban resilience within planning and development discourse. For example, the URU organized an Urban Flood Resilience consultation workshop with the Ministry and more than 30 experts from around the country to develop a series or recommendations for building resilience for shocks like floods. Development of Customized Briefs for City Level Decision Makers: To draw a city’s attention towards resilience, the URU plans to develop briefs customized for mayors, commissioners, city engineers, planners, businesses and NGOs informing their role and scope of work in building resilience. Quantifying resilience is complex and the briefs are intended to make the actors understand the value of resilience investment. Through this engagement, various city stakeholders can make informed decisions and scale up investments in resilience actions. Development of City Resilience Building Tools: To inform and support the incorporation of resilience in new development projects, technical tools for resilience building will be developed. Cities across India and the Chief Resilience Officers will be trained to use the resilience building tools. New development will be better informed to embed resilience in the planning and design of the projects. Engagement with Donors: The URU is working with donor organizations and other stakeholders to build resilience in Indian cities. We have been in discussions with 100RC cities such as Pune and Chennai, as well as organizations like the Tata Trust and the Madras Chamber of Commerce and Industry. This engagement serves as an opportunity to work with likeminded partners to pilot resilience projects as well as further the scope of building resilience to new stakeholders. Development of a Data Framework for Cities and Businesses: To assist policy makers in developing actionable and effective strategies, URU is currently developing a national framework for establishing urban data observatories. Currently, city level decisions are being made without enough information due to poor accessibility to data. By developing a data framework to help decision makers answer relevant questions with evidence, city systems will be stronger and able to grow despite shocks and stresses. Engagement with Educational Institutes: Through our engagement with educational institutions, we intend to work with faculties to incorporate resilience framework in the curriculum of urban planning, development and management. Embedding resilience into planning practices is essential and in this context, education of future urban planners and managers with resilience planning is crucial. Through the initiative of mainstreaming resilience into training and education, more urban planners and managers will be equipped for supporting cities to better plan and respond to shocks and stresses.

  • Climate Centre for Cities (C-Cube)
  • urban resilience

Capacity Building Project on Low Carbon and Climate Resilient City Development in India (CapaCITIES 2.0)

Following the successful completion of the first phase implemented across 4 Indian cities; Coimbatore, Rajkot, Siliguri and Udaipur, CapaCITIES Phase-

Capacity Building Project on Low Carbon and Climate Resilient City Development in India (CapaCITIES 2.0)

Following the successful completion of the first phase implemented across 4 Indian cities; Coimbatore, Rajkot, Siliguri and Udaipur, CapaCITIES Phase-II was launched in 2019 with the overarching goal of mainstreaming climate actions from the cities.  A consortium comprising of ICLEI South Asia, South Pole, econcept and NIUA is implementing this project across 4 new cities; Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Tiruchirappalli and Tirunelveli.  The CapaCITIES Phase II project engages with national, state and city level governments, to enhance capacities of select Indian cities to plan and implement climate resilience actions by mainstreaming and integrating climate actions (adaptation and mitigation) into urban planning processes. The project is also supporting the city and state governments to access finance for scaling up the urban climate actions and will enhance knowledge on accelerating city climate action at the national and global level through its knowledge sharing, peer learning and capacity building activities. Planning Integrating climate change considerations into urban planning, development of a roadmap for climate resilient interventions Implementation Signing climate change adaptation and mitigation actions; mobilising and scaling up finance for implementation; enhancing capacities by sharing knowledge at national and state level; and implementing demonstration projects Replicate and Scale-up Technical support to cities to enable large scale implementation and knowledge sharing at national and state level

  • Climate Centre for Cities (C-Cube)
  • Climate, Innovation, mainstreaming, cities, urban, planning, resilience, adaptation, mitigation

An innovative approach to inclusive development

Morgenstadt Global Smart Cities Initiative: Global Approach – Local Solutions

Morgenstadt Global Smart Cities Initiative: Global Approach – Local Solutions

Making Cities Work: Policies and Programmes in India

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