Using spatial analysis to understand impacts of land-use change in Siruseri SIPCOT

Landscape changes are a common phenomenon in the Peri-urban regions, the most prominent being agricultural land conversion into a real-estate property by construction companies owing to its sky-rocketing prices due to economic investments...

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IGCS WINTER SCHOOL

How can we understand the pressures and potentials of transformative periurban futures?.

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Challenges in water and waste: snapshots from Sriperumbudur

Our team decided to work on exploring the water-related practices around Sriperambudur especially in the wake of peri-urban expansion in the region. On our field visits we focused our observations around waste, water and health.

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Imagining alternative futures for disilusioned youth in Ennore

The peri-urban interface creates various problems and challenges regardign the broader consesus of environmental sustainabilty..

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How clean is clean water?

Our research aimed to find out whether a lack of sound municipal and domenstic waste mangement could lead to contamination of soil and water in areas under agricultural use..

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Sustainabilty and Governance models in 2 locations of Chennai

The A-team focussed on the livelihoods of fisherfolk in several locations of peri-urban Chennai..

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Solid Waste Management in the Periurban: Stories from Sriperumbudur

As part of the Periurban Initiative, IGCS had conducted comprehensive Energy-Transport and Water-Waste surveys across 247 periurban households in Sriperumbudur Taluk..

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Energy

As part of the Periurban Initiative, the Indo-German Centre for Sustainability (IGCS) conducted surveys in order to assess the socio-economic conditions in the villages..

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Katchipattu- A Periurban Photostory

Katchipedu was my first known encounter with the periurban. Its streets were narrower, drains open and houses half constructed. I was told that the people had mobile phones and strong internet connections. I could see that they lacked basic infrastructure..

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The Curious Case of Sriperumbudur

When one is told that he or she is supposed to go down to the field and conduct first hand data collection surveys in random households of a chosen Taluk, they might frame a picture of the scene in their mind. Again, given the backdrop of a periurban research project, the visualization might come easy all the more..

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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. During one of the many surveys, I learned about water scarcity in the region. As a Tamil speaker, I teamed up with a non-Tamil speaking intern..

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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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