Building Inclusive Communities

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Building Inclusive Urban Communities (BInUCom)

Main funding organisation
European Union

Project leader at Lund University
Christine Wamsler, Associate Professor at LUCSUS

Project timeline


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

Project summary   

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.

The purpose of this project is to increase the relevance of Architecture and Planning Education in developing inclusive urban communities. It aims to challenge current teaching approaches and assist new course and curriculum development that take account of societal needs and the complex challenges of sustainable social housing.

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.

Project partners



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Indian project partners: Map

For more information see project website of the project leader at Lund University and the project website of the main coordinator.




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In September 2016, the project participants organised a national conference in India entitled ‘Informal Settlements in Indian Cities – Impulses for Innovation in Architecture and Urban Planning Education‘. See conference website.

The thematic workshop and site visits in Sweden were held successfully in May 2016. See workshop report.











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