3rd India - EU Urban Forum

New Delhi, India | Monday, February 13, 2023

Urban Forum

The 3rd India EU Urban Forum was conducted on 13th February 2023 at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi to discuss implementation and financing strategies in various sectors of urban development. The forum was organised jointly by Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), Government of India (GoI) and the Delegation of the European Union (EU) in India. It consisted of panel discussions on smart cities, water and waste management and urban mobility with interventions by panelists from India and the EU.


Deputy Director General, Directorate General for Regional and Urban Policy (DG REGIO), EU Commission, spoke at the opening session on smart cities together with Joint Secretary, MoHUA and Head of Centre for Digital Governance, National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and Mumbai First on elements for an implementation approach for Smart Cities.


The event indicated a need to implement innovative and technology driven solutions for sustainable urbanisation. A discussion was also made on how an emphasis on the common ground of ‘network’ and ‘coverage’ in terms of implementation and sustainability for water and solid waste management can improve service delivery.




The event was attended by over 100 participants including from MoHUA; EU Commission; European Investment Bank (EIB); NIUA; Cyprus High Commission; Embassy of Italy; Embassy of the Republic of Poland; Embassy of the Kingdom of Spain; Embassy of Switzerland; NITI Aayog; Mumbai First; Municipal Corporation Chandigarh; Kochi Municipal Corporation; GIZ; KfW; The Energy Research Institute (TERI); CEEI Albacete; ICLEI South Asia; School of Planning and Architecture (SPA), New Delhi; PwC India; etc.