NIUA takes pride in researching, creating knowledge and building a strong voice on growing subjects of concern in the urban sector. The institution plays a crucial role as a strong associate of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), and works closely with the state governments and city administration. Our mission is to understand urban issues holistically and take into account the cross-cutting impact that our work as well as other interventions can have. NIUA is recognised as a premier institute for research, capacity building and dissemination of knowledge for the urban sector in India. With a clear understanding that governance, management and development of urban environments play a critical role in ensuring good quality of life to all people, NIUA has been committed towards aligning its efforts with the UNSustainable Development Goals, under all its initiatives and programmes.