About us

Jana Urban Space (Jana USP) was first established as India Urban Space Foundation (India USP) in May 2007. Jana Urban Space today is a Professional Services Social Enterprise (PSSE), delivering transformational, world-class work on the spatial dimension of cities. Jana Urban Space is a not-for-profit entity - part of a clutch of purpose-driven organizations under the umbrella of Jana Group.

Jana USP has four inter-disciplinary vertical Studios - Urban Planning Studio; Urban Design Studio; Spatial Mapping and Analytics Studio; and Architecture and Design Studio. The fifth vertical is the POLICY division, which focuses on key policy reforms across verticals, with a view towards scale and replication of proof of concepts on the ground.

Jana USP is unique in many ways - multiple studios provide a perspective of the city as an organic system with many interconnected parts; insight into the Group organizations, and their work - city governance, civic participation, financial inclusion, affordable housing, and all round theory of change enables real work on the ground; organization and engagement - with political representatives, community, government, business; cutting-edge innovation and implementation in each of our studios.