Building Inclusive Urban Communities

Project: Research

Project Details


Building Inclusive Urban Communities (BInUCom) is funded under EU Erasmus+ Program in the field of Capacity Building in Higher Education.

Rapid urbanization is expected to lead to a housing shortage in Indian cities of about 30 million by 2022, which creates appalling conditions for urban poor. The government of India has addressed this problem by defining “Housing for All” by 2022 as its goal. This situation creates a huge demand for architects and urban planners, who can deal with the complex challenges of sustainable social housing and the development of inclusive urban communities. To complement the vertical policy making in India with a horizontal exchange of good practices, the BInUCom project aims at fostering the collaboration between different Higher Education Institutes in- and outside India.

In the context of the BInUCom project, different thematic workshops and site visits are conducted. The ones held at LUCSUS focus on the issues of inclusive low-income housing, risk reduction and adaptation planning.
Short title Building Inclusive Communities
Effective start/end date2015/10/152019/01/01

UKÄ subject classification

  • Natural Sciences


  • urban development
  • adaptation
  • sustainability