Gujarat Urban Development Institute (GUDI)
To be a Centre of Excellence in Urban Development with an overarching purpose of extending technical assistance and capacity building support to state and urban local bodies for effective implementation of urban agenda. GUDI strives to make urban institutions in Gujarat accountable, transparent, and responsive and citizen centric.
The basic objective of the GUDI is to ensure professional urban management to equip the cities to tap their full potential by offering demand responsive capacity building and technical assistance and to be a Think-Tank of the state urban development department”.
To this effect, GUDI will support the sector through a multi-disciplinary, multi-sectoral perspective to a range of leading-edge urban issues like, real estate management & land use planning, environmental issues, climate change, urban afforestation, water body management, river front development, lake development, development of satellite towns including economic development of cities etc.
GUDI will provide platform to use latest technological interventions like Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), Block Chain (BT) etc.
The emphasis will be on training, technical assistance, policy development support, applied research, process facilitation and information sharing.