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With the aim of bringing about comprehensive urban development, the State Institute of Urban Development (SIUD) was set up by the Urban Development Department in Mysore in 1999. This prestigious institution is registered under the Karnataka Societies Act, 1960.
With a vision of making sure of good urban governance through research and capacity building, the SIUD works in tandem with the Administrative Training Institute (ATI), and is also located in its campus. It’s state-of-the-art training facilities attend to urban requirements by way of research, training, consultancy and capacity building. In other words, it aids in recreating urban management knowhow and developing sustainable cities.
State Institute of Urban Development: Key responsibilities
The SIUD works as a centre of excellence by facilitating the urban problem management in sync with needs of the developing cities. Its role includes designing trainee programs on urban development and management, enhancing stakeholders’ skills to address the ongoing challenges in urban development and incorporating changes at all functionary levels for smooth and uninterrupted developments in urban areas.
The SIUD is also required to be in constant communication with the state government on matters related to urban policy. It is also responsible to systematise programmes that are sponsored by the state and the central government.
State Institute of Urban Development: Additional responsibilities
The SIUD is also responsible for providing proper guidance in planning and designing of cities and its infrastructure using skill sets that are region specific, thus having a positive impact. Additionally, it also has to provide reorientation programmes to field functionaries, elected representatives and officers to educate them of their roles and responsibilities.
State Institute of Urban Development: Official portal
For more information about the SIUD, ongoing projects, events and trainings, visit www.siudmysore.gov.in/. The website can be accessed in two languages, namely English and Kannada.
Best practices: On the website’s home page, in the about us section, if you will select publications you will be led to the ‘Best practices’ page, which gives you detailed insight of best practices implemented under the SIUD.
These Best Practices implemented include:
- The Trin-Trin Cycling activity adopted in Mysore by the Mysore City Corporation which helps in reducing the pollution and induces health benefits
- Installation of wet waste aerobic composter in the SIUD Premises Mysore,
- Innovative Approach to 10MLD WasteWater Recycling Plant, Bangalore
- Biomethanation plant in Udupi ,CMC
Reading materials: Further, on the same publications tab, you can access reading materials and ready reckoners across multiple topics with respect to the training offered at the SIUD. The available content can be accessed in both English and Kannada.
e-Library: Under the ‘Life at SIUD’ tab, you are led to the e-library which gives you access to a great collection of books in different Indian languages.
State Institute of Urban Development: Contact Details
For more details, applicants can contact :
State Institute of Urban Development
ATI Campus, Lalitha Mahal Road, Mysore-570 011
Fax:0821 – 252 0116
Where is the State Institute of Urban Development located?
The State Institute of Urban Development is located in the campus of Administrative Training Institute (ATI), Mysore.
When was the State Institute of Urban Development set up?
The SIUD was set up in 1999.