The inaugural IUDI Lecture Series was held on October 20, 2008 at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. Envisaged as an annual IUDI event, this lecture series constitutes talks and presentations from eminent invited speakers, academicians and professionals from the field of Urban Design and allied disciplines. The inaugural IUDI Lecture Series presented Prof. Jon Lang, distinguished academician, author and urban design practitioner as the Keynote Speaker. His illustrated talk on ‘ Current Paradigms and Projects in Urban Design: The Lessons’ offered an enriching insight into the panorama of urban design actions across the globe an connected lessons from them. Apart from Prof. Jon Lang, the lecture series incorporated talks and presentations from Architect SudiptoGhosh, Sociologist Dr. AmitaBaviskar, Urban Designer and conservation Architect Prof. Rajat Ray and Urban Designer SuptenduBiswas.