28th June

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE at the University of Warwick
India’s urban future: sustainability in rapidly growing cities

Research examining the relationship between the physical form of cities in developing countries and sustainability is limited, particularly in India. Planning, designing, creating and managing sustainable urban form is a critical factor in India due to the rising population growth, high urban densities and very limited resources. A key research challenge in achieving sustainability in Indian cities is the need to generate an empirical base which examines urban form and its effect on sustainability in an integrated, holistic way to provide a foundation for urban policy, future planning and implementation.


27th February

Research Findings Conferences, India - January 2012

In January 2012 we held two conferences where we discussed our research findings based on fieldwork carried out in India in 2009. Key CityForm members discussed the research methodology and case study areas in Faridabad and Rajkot. Many members and stakeholders such as the UK-India Education Research Initiative, Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology, National Institute for Urban Affairs, University of Warwick, University of Sheffield and School of Planning and Architecture (New Delhi) attended.



26th October

Research Findings Conferences, India - January 2012

Monday January 9th, Delhi

National Institute for Urban Affairs (NIUA)

Wednesday January 11th, Ahmedabad

Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology (CEPT)

CityForm-India is very pleased to announce that we will be holding two research findings conferences. Both conferences will act as a platform to disseminate and discuss our research findings based on our fieldwork carried out India in 2009. Key CityForm members will discuss CityForm-India's research methodology, both case study areas will be presented and there will be interactive sessions. Each conference will conclude with a panel discussion on next steps and further research chaired by Professor Mike Jenks.

Many members and stakeholders such as UKIERI (UK-India Education Research Initiative) CEPT (Centre for Envrionmental Planning and Technology) NIUA (National Instiutie for Urban Affaires), University of Warwick, Oxford Brookes, Univeristy of Sheffield and SPA (School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi) have already confirmed. Any CityForm members, stakeholders and any interested parties who would like to attend please contact our Research Network Secretary, India Foster at iefoster@city-form.org for further information.


8-10th July

Ms. Satmohini Ray participated and presented a paper on 'Sustainable Urban Form for Indian Cities” at the National Conference on Sustainable Urban & Transportation Planning: Issues & Management Strategies, held during July 08 to 10, 2011, at Civil Engineering Department, Sardar Vallabhai National Insitute of Technology, Surat, Gujarat. Go to the Publications page to read the paper.


21st August

Cityform-India: Sustainable Urban Form for Indian Cities Conference

This conference was held at The National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA), co-organized by the Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development (OISD). The conference focused on the need to examine sustainable urban form in India.