Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS)
The Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS) is based at Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands. It offers postgraduate education and training, advisory services and applied research in the field of urban management, housing and urban planning aimed at reducing poverty and improving the quality of life in cities. IHS has worked with Cities Alliance for a number of years. It has trained hundreds of urban professionals in Ethiopia and Ghana, and was instrumental in establishing the Urban Management Course at the Ethiopian Civil Service University – the first course of its kind in Africa.