About Us

The International Association for Humane Habitat (IAHH) is a voluntary non-governmental organization of concerned professionals and citizens based in Mumbai, India and networking with architects, institutions and universities all over the world.

The concept of evolving humane habitat is as old as human civilization. Many visionaries have contributed to the on-going endeavour to improve living environment in human settlements. In India and elsewhere, many books have been written and many a project has been implemented. The idea of an association focusing on the issue of humanizing habitat was first mooted by Prof. Akhtar Chauhan, on the World Habitat Day October 1998. The idea in the form of a draft constitution was forwarded to a group of friends in India, Austria, South Africa, U.S.A., & U.K. The founder members constituted the International Association for Humane Habitat (IAHH) on January 30, 2000.

Dr. Akhtar Hasan Rizvi, a Member of Parliament, well known Developer and Founder- President of the Rizvi Education Society supported the idea whole-heartedly by extending all round co-operation as the Patron to enable hosting of international conferences at the Rizvi College of Architecture. The faculty, staff, students and alumni
of Rizvi College of Architecture and friends, from all over India and the world, have
responded enthusiastically in taking up the challenging tasks of organizing international conference.

The International Conference on Humane Habitat (ICHH) is held annually in association with the Commonwealth Association of Architects, the Brihan Mumbai Centre of the Indian Institute of Architects and the Forum of Colleges of Architecture affiliated to the University of Mumbai, India. Speakers, delegates and students from different countries participate in the conference.

We are pleased to invite architects, planners, engineers, builders, constructors, policy makers, business persons, industrialists, social scientists, scientists, technologists, artists, activists and experts in various field of human endeavour to join this movement for transformation of our human settlements into a global humane habitat.