Hyderabad Deccan Gol Mez

We concluded the first round of Hyderabad Deccan Gol Mez, a series of online discussions between researchers working on Hyderabad, on April 7, 2021. During three engaging and fruitful discussions, researchers discussed their work on Hyderabad through three broad questions: What does it mean to you to study Hyderabad? What can we learn about the world by studying Hyderabad? What kind of a window is Hyderabad?

TISS-HUL Field Institute 2021: April 12 – April 24, 2021

Since its inception in 2012, Hyderabad Urban Lab (HUL) has been associated with Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai but our formal collaboration began in October 2018 when HUL hosted the first Winter Institute for the Masters students of the Centre for Urban Planning and Governance (CUPG) at TISS. Like much else, this routine was disrupted by the Pandemic in 2020. Although the pandemic conditions are still a cause for worry, we have now found ways of restoring our practices by adapting to the changed circumstances of learning, working and living.

The Faculty and staff at CUPG and the HUL team, join hands once again to create a non-classroom learning experience for the students of CUPG.

The fortnight long programme will be entirely online and participants will be attending it from multiple locations.


Announcing the winners of the Water+ -Water competition

We received many interesting proposals and after going through a rigorous process we have zeroed down to the proposal submitted by Team Jalam (Manish, Nitish, Surender, Srija and Alankritha) as the most appropriate for now.

Congratulation Team Jalam!

We will soon share other interesting ideas submitted.


The HUL logo represents the urban grid, an interconnected network of resources and opportunities that should ideally be available and accessible to everyone who stakes a claim to them. In other words the logo represents the city as a space of resource sharing and opportunity generation for everyone that is part of it.

“Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.”  – Jane Jacob