India’s urban transition is unprecedented in scale and complexity. Within it lie both the opportunities for economic development and greater employment as well as the challenges of persistent inequality, extreme deprivation and environmental degradation. The UFP offers the chance to be a part of shaping this transition.
The UFP is scholarship-based, nine-month, full-time, residential and inter-disciplinary, based at the IIHS City Campus in Bengaluru. It seeks to combine classroom-based teaching, site-based applied learning, work on live projects and external internships to introduce Fellows to diverse forms of urban practice. The UFP is open to recent graduates and young professionals from varied educational backgrounds or practice domains. The UFP completed its fifth year in May 2021.