Conference Dates:

03rd May 2024

Conference Location :

BMS College of Architecture,
Bull Temple Road,
Bengaluru - 560 019


Overview of the Conference

Access to adequate housing is pivotal for the holistic development of any nation, contributing to improved health, security, productivity, and overall human development. However, in India, housing remains a significant challenge, particularly for the urban poor. This issue is multifaceted, characterized by two primary concerns: a scarcity of adequate housing units and the substandard habitability of existing units within the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) and Low-Income Groups (LIG) sectors. Under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY), these categories encompass individuals with an annual income ceiling of up to Rs 3 lakh for EWS and Rs 3-6 lakh for LIG, respectively. The Middle-Income Group (MIG) constitutes the next income bracket, with an income range of 6-18 lakhs per annum.

This Conference aims to address the issues pertaining to the role of spatial standards in the provision of effective housing solutions for marginalized urban communities.

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Examine housing for the urban poor from diverse perspectives.
Discuss the correlation between income levels and housing needs, with a focus on potentially redefining income categories.
Evaluate existing spatial standards for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) and Low-Income Groups (LIGs), considering their practicality and applicability.
Analyze international case studies, to glean insights into successful housing models
Assess the implementation, successes and challenges of government initiatives such as the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY)
Solicit user opinions on housing challenges and experiences in India.
Utilize insights from discussions to develop practical spatial standards for EWS, LIG, and other marginalized urban communities

Important Dates


Registration Opens 10th April 2024
Deadline of Submission of Abstract 20th April 2024
Acceptance of Abstract 20th April 2024
Submission of full paper 28th April 2024
Full paper Acceptance 30th April 2024
Date of Conference 3rd May 2024
Note: Paper Presentation is mandatory for the Publication process. All accepted papers must be presented in the Conference.