We are an independent social thinktank supporting sustainable urban development in India.

Board of Directors consisting of patrons and experts will guide the policies and activities of the Foundation. SCIF is governed by a Board of Directors headed by Chairman, Dr. A Ravindra (IAS(Retd), Former Chief Secretary, Govt. of Karnataka). The Executive Director, Dr. R Srinivas is assisted by a team of professionals and consultants.

We welcome you to join SCIF and participate in the process of transforming our cities.


Our vision is to move towards smart, flourishing, livable and resilient cities in India


  • Act as a catalyzing force in the process of creating smart cities in India through Capacity Building, Research, Consultancy and Advocacy.
  • Explore interconnections and establish collaborating platform between public & private sector, the academia and the community.
  • Emerge as a credible voice on urban issues and public policy.



  • Civic education & community inclusion
  • Define best practices for poverty alleviation & affordable housing
  • Promote safety, wellbeing & happy living


  • Empowering youth through skill development and livelihood strategies
  • Urban-Rural interface
  • Focus on unorganised sector & Micro Small Medium Enterprises (MSMEs)


  • Create roadmaps and blueprints for disaster resilient, zero waste & carbon neutral cities
  • Promote clean & renewable energy
  • Better management of natural resources

SCIF aims to promote smart and sustainable solutions for the growth of sustainable cities in India.