School of Habitat Studies

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Centre for Climate Change and Sustainability Studies

The climate change group at TISS, started active inter-disciplinary research in the area of climate change and sustainable development in 2008. The group was formalised into a Centre for Climate Change and Sustainability Studies in the year 2012. A two year M.A./M.Sc. Programme in Climate Change and Sustainability Studies was also started, in the academic year 2012-2013.

Drawing from the overall vision of the School of Habitat Studies, the Centre foregrounds the search for equitable and sustainable solutions to the issues and problems associated with climate change mitigation and adaptation. In the context of sustainability, including climate ...

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Centre for Urban Policy and Governance

The contemporary world is urban, with the locus of urbanisation shifting to the Global South. India, particularly, is at the cusp of a transition from a primarily agrarian society to one that is urbanising in a markedly unsustainable manner. Knowledge on the challenges of urbanisation however, is uneven, limited by disciplinary silos, and policies usually lack the perspective of marginalised actors. It is here that the Centre for Urban Policy and Governance (CUPG) seeks to make substantial contributions to theory and practice by producing situated, critical and interdisciplinary knowledge about urbanisation and the city. CUPG is committed to imagining and ...

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Centre for Water Policy, Regulation and Governance

The Centre for Water Policy and Governance was set up along with the School of Habitat Studies in 2006, along with other two centers, namely Centre for Science, Technology and Society as well as Center for Urban Policy and Governance. This Centre was renamed as the Centre for Water Policy, Regulation and Governance (CWPRG) in 2012 owing to its extensive involvement and contribution in the area of regulatory studies in the water sector.

The CWPRG had been involved primarily in the research and advocacy activities for a period of three years since its inception in the area of water-regulation in ...

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