♦ The ITCN programme is designed to build capacities of young professionals and metropolis officers to develop younger adolescents and family friendly neighbourhoods in the country.
♦ The programme is to supply certified training and potential constructing modules.
♦ The training is to be delivered through National Urban Learning Platform. The platform operates beneath Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.
♦ The National Institute of Urban Affairs was once established in 1976. The institute used to be installed for ability constructing for the city quarter in India.
♦ The fundamental aim of the platform is to empower the functionaries, elected representatives, administrators, industry actors, civil society and different ecosystem players to construct smart, resilient, sustainable cities. Making cities resilient has been blanketed in United Nations sustainable Development Goal (SDG) as well.
♦ According to United Nations, extra than half of the world population has been living in the cities because 2007. This is projected to expand with the aid of 60% by way of 2030.
♦ The cities make a contribution about 60% of international GDP. They also account to 70% of global carbon emissions.