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In the Practice Term, Fellows have an option to work on live IIHS projects across IIHS research, practice and capacity building programmes as well as in IIHS Labs for two months, enabling real-time application of theories and skills learnt during UFP. It is envisaged that specific project-related tasks would enable knowledge and skill building in specific area(s), in addition to classroom sessions. Fellows are also able to develop and hone several soft skills during their project work including teamwork, time management and presentation skills. If they join live IIHS projects, Fellows work under the supervision of IIHS Faculty and teams.

For Fellows interested in independent work, there is an option to take on an Independent Project under IIHS Faculty mentorship. Here, the Fellow uses the two months of the Practice Term to do independent research work with an approved project plan, including primary fieldwork and writing towards publication.

The 2022-23 Fellows worked on the following live projects within IIHS:

A critical examination of a pilot project for housing solutions for the unorganised industrial workersJustice implications of large-scale Renewable Energy deployment: A case of Pavagada solar park
Archiving Planning for Activists (KNOW website)Mapping KR Puram: Analysing Economy, Ecology, Housing and Built Environment in KR Puram
Atlas of solid waste processing/ disposal sites in Karnataka/ IndiaMapping the existing ecosystem of creche(s) for informal women workers
Building CurriculumRethinking off-grid cities
Cinema in the City: Understanding cinema exhibition ecosystemsRole of Flood Preparedness Assessment Scorecard in improving flood preparedness and actual response – A review of effectiveness
Drivers and Delivery Workers: Matching Occupational Hazards with Health InsuranceSustainability Assessment of Experimental Building at Kengeri
Exploring Caste dimensions in Urban: A Literature ReviewScoping literature review on intersections of climate change and health in India
Housing and living conditions of women migrant blue-collar workers in garment and textile industriesState of the Field: Social Protection
Imagining an Urban NREGAUnderstanding marginalisation from the intersection of health in the urban – a scoping review
Industrial Estates and their impact on Employment and Ecology 

The 2022-23 Fellows worked on the following independent projects

Evolvement of Religious Identity in the University Setting
Non-normative Gender, Desire, and Domesticity
Revisiting Caste in Urban University

Fellows of the 2016-2020 batches have worked on the following independent projects:

Assessment of Shelter Arrangements: Rohingya Refugees in BengaluruHow are Cultural Practices reproduced in the City?: The site of the Drishti Gombe
Bodh Gaya’s Rural Urban DilemmaSpace, Belonging and Everyday Learning Experiences: A Case Study of Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS)
Lakes Beyond Barriers: A Case Study of Jakkur LakeStory of a Street

Fellows of the 2016 – 2020 batches have worked on the following live Projects:

A City of Migrants: Understand Precarity Through Livelihood Lens in SiliguriMetropolitan Development and Land-based Financing
A Morphology of Delhi Through its Property RecordsMetropolitan Land-based Financing for Bangalore International
Aggregators: A Tale of RegulationsPEAK Urban Project: Manufacturing Cities
Calcutta Citi(es): Planning and VariationsPEAK Urban Land: Analysis of Land Based Financing at the Bangalore Airport
Development and Performance Indicators for 12 Urban Local Bodies in KarnatakaPEAK Urban Land: Making of an Economic Hub
Ecological Farming In The UrbanPEAK Urban Land: Understanding the Economic and Financial value of Land in Jolly Mohalla
Enabling Inclusive Conversations Around Exclusive BreastfeedingRental Housing Arrangements and Domestic Workers in Jaipur
Exploratory Study On Governance: A Spatial Story Perspective Governing LandTo Develop a Digital Module to Facilitate Monitoring of Accounting Activities as part of the Management of Community Toilets in Trichy
Healthy Vizag: Interventions in Sanitation and Solid Waste.UNICEF Programming 101 – Urban Informality and Childcare
Living with Floods: How Rural Volunteers Centre in Assam is Building Community ResilienceUNICEF – Urban Informality and Childcare
Masculinities and Micro-entrepreneurship: The Experience of App Work.Accessibility of Urban Spaces for Differently Abled People
Moving towards a Gender-Sensitive PedagogyAffordable Comfort for All: Analysis of Thermal Comfort at the Experimental Building, Kengeri Campus
Planning ‘Violations’ and Urban InclusionAffordable Rental Housing Complexes (ARHC) A Survey on Rental Housing – Program Review
Peri-Urban Transformation and Adaptation Strategies in Bengaluru’s PeripheryChanging Landlord and Tenant Relationship Post-Covid
Refurbishment of District Hospitals in LucknowCities of What-ifs
Resilient Strategy for Cuttack’s Health Woes (with a focus on Jaundice)Covid 19 and Lockdown Impact on Domestic Workers of Jaipur
State of the Field report on Urban Health in IndiaHousehold Risk and Insurance
Secondary Research on Rental HousingInnovative Land-based Financing Mechanisms used by the BBMP
Tales From CochinImpact of Covid 19 and Lockdown on RHAs of Domestic Workers. Rajasthan Mahila Kamgar Union (RMKU), Jaipur
The Hungry CitiesLandlord Tenant Relationships (LTR) in Rental Housing Arrangements of Jaipur, in Association with Rajasthan Mahila Kamgar Union (RMKU)
Toolkit on Housing and Planning for Housing Rights Activists in Jharkhand(Im)possibilities of Cosmopiltan Potentialities and Negation of the Urban Conditions
Understanding the Landscape of Institutions and Collaborative Action in Bangalore’s Water SectorMaking Industrial Corridors work for Agriculture in India: An Op Ed
Why the “Why vs Micro-entrepreneur” Debate is Reductive – Seeing Through the Eyes of Uber/ Ola Driver PartnersMain Bhi Dilli – Research and Advocacy
Across Policy and Practice: Exploring the Land Pooling StoryMapping Economic Clusters in Bangalore Neighbourhoods: Moving Beyond the Cities Embellished Growth Story
Building Capacity for the Future City in Developing Countries (PEAK)Mega Infrastructure: Mapping the Industrial Landscape of Tumkur
Social, Built Form and Land Audit, IndoreNiligiri Biosphere and the Communication Archive of the Pandemic
Financial Modeling of Baby Box Project (Maa Tere Doodh Ka Haq)PEAK Project (Research area: Urban Health)
PEAK Land – Jolly MohallaSkin Net Zero Building in Solar Decathlon India (SDI)
PEAK EconomySurvey on Rental Housing Program Review: Affordable Rental Housing Complexes (ARHCs) Ease of Living
PEAK Land Based FinancingTracing Impact and Recovery of Domestic Workers in jaipur
Latthe Di Chaddar (Municipal Schools in Chandigarh)Urban Flood (+ Drought): Vulnerability Assessment
PEAK Infrastructure and PlanningWhen the Levee Breaks: Sharpening India’s Climate Reportage in the Age of Anthropocene
Peri-Urban Village and CasteAn exploration of public transport in Bangalore
Localising the SDGsAssessment of quantity and quality of historic waste disposed in one of the ULBs of Karnataka
Tempos, Trucks and TechAssessment of vulnerabilities and risk to critical infrastructure systems in Cuttack and Surat
Low Income Rental HousingChief Minister’s Economic Transformation Advisory Council (CMETAC)
Sulikere Forest, BengaluruCommunity Perception of Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS): An exploratory study in Bangalore
Podcast (Urban Health)Government housing schemes in Jharkhand
Warehousing ProjectLakes Beyond Barriers: A Case Study of Jakkur Lake
PEAK Spatial Modeling and WaterLivelihoods and Nurturing Care for Women in Informal Work/Paid Domestic Work
Call me by my name (Karnataka Goonda Act)Mapping the social equity effects of energy transition – A Case of BESCOM, Bengaluru
Across Policy and Practice: Exploring the Land Pooling StoryMemory, Identity and Deindustrialisation : Reflections from the Post-industrial Mill-scapes of Bangalore
PEAK HealthPEAK Project: Urban Health research stream
Assessing the Feasibility of the School Complex/ Consolidation Model in Urban AreasPedagogic resource tools and archive: Knowledge in Action for Urban Equality (KNOW)
A Study of Caste Dimensions of Peri-Urban Village Transformations in BangalorePortability and the accessibility of the BOCW scheme among the migrant workers
Digital Accounting Module for Management of CommunityRental housing for blue-collar workers
How do People Build their Houses in a Refugee Colony in the City of SiliguriRethinking off-grid cities: neighbourhood registers of food retail
Hungry Cities – Exploring Questions on Mobility and Governance through the StreetRethinking off-grid cities: neighbourhood registers of infrastructure
Vending ActSpace, Belonging and Everyday Learning Experiences: A Case Study of Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS)
Hungry Cities Project on Urban Food System and Food SecurityStudy of paid and unpaid care work in urban homes in the cities of Bangalore and Chennai for the International Labour Organisation.
Inclusive Cities Course: Planning for ActivistsThe Moving Museum of the City: Industrial Narratives of Bengaluru
Inclusive Cities Project – Urban KNOW TeamMapping Urban Missions to Sustainable Development Goals