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Periurban Initiative Global

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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Current Projects


Peri-Cene Documentary

Chennai - A Global South Metropolis in the Peri-Cene

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Our Blog

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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