Electives build on concepts and skills taught in the Commons and allow learners to create their own trajectories through the UFP by focusing on particular sectors and focus areas they want to develop. Fellows will be able to choose four of ten to twelve elective courses offered, that will enable them to understand, engage and grapple with contemporary urban debates.
In 2020-21, these electives included a combination of practice-oriented courses including modules on Housing, Urban and Regional Economic Development and Climate Change where Fellows interrogated how policy problem was framed, interventions and actions proposed, and possibilities and challenges of the current paradigm. Other elective courses were more conceptual and allowed Fellows to explore ideas and concepts that inform the understanding of the urban such as The Practice of Economics in The Urban and The Urban Missions.
A list of Electives offered in 2020-21 included:
- The Practice of Economics in the Urban
- The Urban Missions
- Energy and the City
- Urban Mobility
- Governing Mega-Infrastructure Projects
- Urban and Regional Economic Development
- Climate Change and Cities
- Digital Labour Markets and the Future of Work in Indian Cities
- Urban Health Systems
- Housing Policy and Practice
- Urban Risk and Resilience
- Work, Labour, and Informality in the Urban