Initiative on Cities, Economy & Society

Urbanisation is a key barometer of India’s social and economic transition, and understanding its complexity is imperative for public policy. To this end, the Initiative  on Cities, Economy, and Society at CPR engages with the process of urban transition in India, tracking its evolution in spatial, economic and social terms, focusing on how urbanisation is managed and how it effects people’s engagement with the state.

Scholars work on a range of subjects, including governance, citizenship, migration, housing, infrastructure, and the environment. The group’s work is characterized by a multi-disciplinary approach, participation in Indian and international urban networks and alliances, and engagement with a diversity of state and non-state stakeholders.