The UFP will be conducted at the IIHS Bangalore City Campus at Sadashivanagar. This 21,000 sq.ft. campus building spans four floors and an expansive terrace – an ideal and open learning environment for teaching, research and training.
Campus Spaces and Events
The IIHS Bangalore City Campus is equipped with multiple teaching and learning spaces including classrooms, seminar and studios. Each of these is equipped with technological aids ranging from digital projection and visual displays to advanced video-conferencing capabilities that enable remote audio-visual sessions.
IIHS is a vibrant hub of research, teaching and training programmes as well as multiple academic, cultural and interactive public events. IIHS regularly plays host to a diverse range of academics, practitioners, activists, artists, writers and government oﬃcials who frequently visit as part of the many curated events at IIHS. These include talks and seminars, conferences and workshops, exhibitions and screenings. Recent events at IIHS are the Urban Policy Dialogues (IIHS’ annual policy convening), UrbanARC (the annual IIHS research conference), the annual IIHS PhD workshop, City Scripts (IIHS’ annual literature festival), Urban Lens (IIHS’ annual ﬁlm festival), IIHS Publics, and various Master Classes.
Through its various activities and events, IIHS oﬀers a unique opportunity to interact with urbanists from across the world working on diverse disciplinary and practice domains – including visiting scholars, interns, researchers, ﬁlmmakers, artists, writers, government oﬃcials, businesses, civil society, activists, and citizens.
The IIHS Library was established in December 2008 and has since been adding books and journals to create a plethora of inter-disciplinary materials. Presently housed in the Bangalore City Campus it has over 10,000 books, about 75 print journals and magazines, in addition to on and off-campus access to over 4,500 e-journals and 27,000 digital publications across disciplines. Additional learning materials include cartographic materials, case studies and films. The Library offers extensive access to the latest academic work through wide ranging and inter-disciplinary journal subscriptions as well as a Data Library that accesses and archives the most current macro data available in India. The Library subscribes to IndiaStat, CapEx, EPW Research Foundation-India Time Series, EBSCO’s EconLit with Full Text, Social Sciences Full Text, Urban, Rural and Regional Development module at OECD iLibrary and Manupatra databases for Social Science literature and Legal information. It is also a participating institute with JSTOR. Equipped with public computers and teaching aids such as Prezi, EndNote and Turnitin, the library supports learners through circulation, reference and information services.