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Promoting Sustainable development in the periurban areas around the Globe

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Periurban Initiative

The Periurban Initiative is an open network of researchers, policymakers, bloggers and community activists interested in understanding the dynamics of change outside the borders of cities in the 21st century. Its mission is to use this understanding to develop interventions for sustainability

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Katchipedu Nook

TThe Katchipedu Nook is a fully operational self- learning space in the Katchipedu village of Sriperumbudur in Tamilnadu. The space began its operations in the Month of April 2022. The nooks are always a place for the learners to find themselves through the pathways of self-learning and community building. Since the beginning, we have completed the induction phase in the nook. The induction phase is like kickstarting the learning processes by starting the induction for the cycle.

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Exploring Food System Transformation in the Chennai Region

In recent years, many individuals, initiatives, organisations, entrepreneurs and the government have initiated innovative activities with regards to organic and alternative farming, urban community gardening, rooftop kitchen gardens, organic food stores, and many other activities, to create more sustainable, resilient and healthy living conditions.However, what appears to be important too, is how these diverse activities and stakeholders can collaborate to create synergies for a systemic transformation of the agri-food sector in the Chennai region.

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Peri-Cene Documentary

Chennai - A Global South Metropolis in the Peri-Cene

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Linking to Reality: A Journey on Wheels to Sriperumbudur

On a rainy day in May this year, I took a 120 km round trip by cycle from IIT Madras Campus to Sriperumbudur. The journey enlightened me with loads of new perspectives and impressions about the site.

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Where is my Water?

As part of the project work in Sriperumbudur peri-urban interface, we conducted a few pilot surveys on basic amenities in Irungattukottai village in Sriperumbudur Taluk.

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