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Quantifying the Long-Term Environmental Impacts of Urban and Peri-Urban Agriculture

Ashwin Mahalingam, U. Srilok Sagar, Yatharth Singh, Teja Malladi

Considering Vulnerable Communities in Climate Mitigation and Adaptation Plans, India

Adithya Pradyumna, Sheetal Patil, Madhuri Ramesh

Luminance Measurements using Smartphone Cameras

Amanda Thounaojam, Prasad Vaidya, Mundhe P, Maskarenj M.

Adaptation to Compound Climate Risks: A Systematic Global Stocktake

Nicholas P. Simpson, Portia Adade Williams, Katharine J. Mach, Lea Berrang-Ford, Robbert Biesbroek, Marjolijn Haasnoot, Alcade C. Segnon, Donovan Campbell, Justice Issah Musah-Surugu, Elphin Tom Joe, Abraham Marshall Nunbogu, Salma Sabour, Andreas L.S. Meyer, Talbot M Andrews, Chandni Singh, A.R. Siders, Judy Lawrence, Maarten van Aalst, Christopher H. Trisos

Implementing at-Scale Adaptive Thermal Comfort Controls for Mixed Mode Building Using Machine learning

Aritro De, Amanda Thounaojam, Prasad Vaidya, Divij Sinha, Sooraj Raveendran, Gopikrishna, Utej D

Finishing with Net-Zero: A Case Study of the Energy Systems in an Experimental Building

Janani Venkatesh, Prasad Vaidya, Amanda Thounaojam, Amit Chandra, Sanjay Prakash, Yashima Jain and Vismaya Paralkar

The Twelve Percent Effect – Improvements in Evidence-Based Design Towards Net-Zero Building Performance

Sreejith Jayaram, Suyashi Srivastava, Amanda Thounaojam, Janani Venkatesh, Yashima Jain, Gaurav Vakil 

A Demand Response Implementation Case Study for Islanding of a Building

Yashima Jain, Prasad Vaidya, Amit Chandra, Gopikrishna A, Uthej D, Vismaya Paralkar 

Calibrated Model of an Experimental Building to Test Passive Thermal Comfort Solutions for the Global South

Amanda Thouanojam, Prasad Vaidya, Gurneet Singh, Sanjay Prakash

Invasion of Natural Grasslands by Exotic Trees Increases Flood Risks in Mountainous Landscapes in South India

Rajat Ramakant Nayaka, Jagdish Krishnaswamy, Srinivas Vaidyanathana, Nick A Chappell, Ravinder Singh Bhallaa

Representing COVID-19 Impacts and Responses on Indigenous People: A Multilingual Media Review in the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, India

Harpreet Kaur, Jasmitha Aravind, Chandni Singh, Sreya Ajay, Prathigna Poonacha

Species Traits Help Explain Butterfly Habitat Use in a Tropical Forest

Ravi Jambhekar, Don A. Driscoll

Ten New Insights in Climate Science 2022

Maria A. Martin, Emmanuel A. Boakye, Emily Boyd, Wendy Broadgate, Mercedes Bustamante, Josep G. Canadell, Edward R. Carr, Eric K. Chu, Helen Cleugh, Szilvia Csevar, Marwa Daoudy, Ariane de Bremond, Meghnath Dhimal, Kristie L. Ebi ,Clea Edwards, Sabine Fuss, Martin P. Girardin, Bruce Glavovic, Chandni Singh... Zhirong Jerry Zhao et.al.

Private De-sludging Markets: Does a One-Size Approach Fit All?

Gayathri Pattnam, Rajesh Ramamoorthy, Prithivi Mohan

Feasibility of Bacteria Inoculum Bio-digester model for Upgrading Onsite Sanitation Systems

Jeevan Raj, Madhu Sudan Thakar, Ashish Mehrotra, Yohananthan Sukumar, Dhanik Narayan, Dharmadurai Sangapillai

Improvement of Household-scale Disinfection of Onsite Sanitation Systems using Chlorine Tablet

Senthil kumar Govindaraj,Yohananthan Sukumar, Kanmani Raja Senthilvel, Jeevanraj, Santhosh Ragavan

Institutionalising Periodic Desludging of Community and Public Toilets in Trichy

Gayathri Pattnam, Rajesh Ramamoorthy, Sugantha Priscilla, Rajeswari R

A Thousand Thunbergs Collaborate Towards Net-Zero

Sreejith Jayaram, Amanda Thounaojam, Janani Venkatesh, Yashima Jain, Gaurav Vakil

Considering Curriculum, Content, and Delivery for Adaptive Pathways: Higher Education and Disaster Resilient Infrastructure in the Indian Urban Context

Vineetha Nalla, Cassidy Johnson, Nihal Ranjit, Gargi Sen, Ananya Peddibhotla, Mona Chhabra Anand, Neha Bhatia, Amir Bazaz 

A New Urban Narrative for Sustainable Development

Michael Keith, Eugenie Birch, Nicolas J. A. Buchoud, Maruxa Cardama, William Cobbett, Michael Cohen, Thomas Elmqvist, Jessica Espey, Maarten Hajer, Gunnar Hartmann, Tadashi Matsumoto, Susan Parnell, Aromar Revi, Debra C. Roberts, Emilia Saiz, Tim Schwanen, Karen C. Seto, Raf Tuts & Martin van der Pütten

A Research Agenda for Transformative Urban Climate Action

Rachel Huxley, Brenna Walsh, Cathy Oke, Ryan Bellinson, Harriet Bulkeley, Laura Lucia Vieira Ceneviva, Lina Brand Correa, Savannah Cox, Billie Giles-Corti, Gyorgyi Galik, Andy Gouldson, Geci Karuri-Sebina, Mariana Mazzucato, David Miller, Aromar Revi, Philipp Rode, Cynthia Rosenzweig, Chandni Singh, Isabel Sitcov, Katherine Trebeck, Peter Alan Victor, Daniel Zarrilli

Interactions Between Climate and COVID-19

James D Ford, Carol Zavaleta-Cortijo, Triphini Ainembabazi, Cecilia Anza-Ramirez, Ingrid Arotoma-Rojas, Joana Bezerra, Victoria Chicmana-Zapata, Eranga K Galappaththi, Martha Hangula, Christopher Kazaana, Shuaib Lwasa, Didacus Namanya, Nosipho Nkwinti, Richard Nuwagira, Samuel Okware, Maria Osipova, Kerrie Pickering, Chandni Singh, Lea Berrang-Ford, Keith Hyams, J Jaime Miranda, Angus Naylor, Mark New, Bianca van Bavel

Urban Inequality and COVID-19: The Crisis at the Heart of the Pandemic

Caren Levy, Emmanuel Osuteye, Geetika Anand

How Do We Learn Now? Pluralising Urban Pedagogies in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Julia Wesely, Ruchika Lall, Nandini Dutta, Geetika Anand, Adriana Allen 

The Role of Cultural and Natural Heritage for Climate Action: A White Paper commissioned for the International Co-Sponsored Meeting on Culture, Heritage and Climate Change

Nick Shepherd, Joshua Benjamin Cohen, William Carmen, Moses Chundu, Christian Ernsten, Oscar Guevara, Franziska Haas, Shumon T Hussain, Felix Riede, A. R. Siders, Chandni Singh, Pindai Sithole, Alexandra Troi

Rethinking planning education for urban equality: Higher education as a site for change

Neha Sami, Ruchika Lall, Geetika Anand, Shriya Anand

Opportunities and Challenges for LCA in India for Innovative Technologies

Yogitha Miriyala, Amanda Thounaojam, Prasad Vaidya, Amol Mangrulkar

Comparative Evaluation of Thermal Performance and Energy Conservation of Residential Buildings in Cold Climate of India

Neha Das, Rajasekar Elangovan, Prabhjot Chani, Aafsha Kansal, Tarun Garg, Satish Kumar, Prasad Vaidya

The State of Inequalities in Sub-Saharan African and Asian cities

Wilbard J. Kombe, Neethi P, Keerthana Jagadeesh, Athira Raj

Inclusive Urban Futures: Master Planning Delhi

Rashee Mehra, Ravi Anand Loknath

Synergies and Trade-offs Between Climate Change Adaptation Options and Gender Equality: A Review of the Global Literature

Joyashree Roy, Anjal Prakash, Shreya Some, Chandni Singh, Rachel Bezner Kerr, Martina Angela Caretta, Cecilia Conde, Marta Rivera Ferre, Corinne Schuster-Wallace, Maria Cristina Tirado-von der Pahlen, Edmond Totin, Sumit Vij, Emily Baker, Graeme Dean, Emily Hillenbrand, Alison Irvine, Farjana Islam, Katriona McGlade, Hanson Nyantakyi-Frimpong, Federica Ravera, Alcade Segnon, Divya Solomon & Indrakshi Tandon

Cultivating Sustainable and Healthy Cities: A Systematic Literature Review of the Outcomes of Urban and Peri-urban Agriculture

Nitya Rao, Sheetal Patil, Chandni Singh, Parama Roy, Charles Pryor, Prathigna Poonacha, Mariam Genes

Spatialising Urban Vulnerability: Perspectives from COVID-19 Food Relief in Delhi

Gautam Bhan, Hridbijoy Chakraborty, Parushya

Air Pollution Exposure and its Impacts on Everyday life and Livelihoods of Vulnerable Urban Populations in South Asia

Amina Maharjan, Sagar Adhikari, Rida Ahmad, Usman Ahmad, Zulfiqar Ali, Sugat Bajracharya, Jeevan Baniya, Sadikshya Bhattarai, Amit Gautam, Elisabeth Gilmore, Hein Min Ko, Nilar Myat, Theingi Myint, Parth Sarathi Mahapatra, Chandni SinghArabinda Mishra

Generating Megacity-Scale Building Height Maps without DGNSS Surveyed GCPs: An Open-Source Approach

Pratyush Tripathy, Krishnachandran Balakrishnan, Carlo de Franchis, Amit Kumar

Understanding the Impacts of Urban and Peri-Urban Agriculture on Human Wellbeing and Urban Sustainability: Case of Bangalore and Pune

Chandni Singh, Sheetal Patil, Prathigna Poonacha, Parama Roy, Teja Malladi, Ashwin Mahalingam, Maitreyi Koduganti, Swarnika Sharma

COVID-19 and Precarious Housing: Paying Guest Accommodation in a Metropolitan Indian City

SaiRama Raju Marella, Pooja Vincia D'Souza, Krishna Priya

Reconciling Big Data and Thick Data to Advance the New Urban Science and Smart City Governance

Andy Hong, Lucy Baker, Rafael Prieto Curiel, James Duminy James, Bhawani Buswala, ChengHe Guan, Divya Ravindranath

Towards Cleaner Cooking in India

Nilanjan Bhor

One Amongst Many: Higher Education Institutions in an Ecosystem of Urban Knowledges

Geetika Anand, Ruchika Lall, Julia Wesely, Adriana Allen

Ensuring Occupational Safety of De-sludging Operators/Sanitation Workers Using Hierarchy of Controls

Mamta Gautam, Kavita Wankhade, Niladri Chakraborti, Srinithi Sudhakar

Challenges to Co-Treatment Caused by Grit in Fecal Sludge

Senthil Kumar G, S Jeevan Raj, Dhanik Narayan, S Yohananthan, Santhosh Ragavan

Fecal Sludge Treatment Plants Implementation: Quality Assurance at Scale in Tamil Nadu, India

Sasikumar Eswaramurthy, Santhosh Ragavan, Dhanik Narayan

Positioning FSTPs as Resource Centres

Abhilaasha Nagarajan, Sasikumar Eswaramurthy, Kavita Wankhade, Vignesh M, Shiny Rehel

Feasibility of Solutions to Improve Occupational Safety of Desludging Workers

Mamta Gautam, Mamta Mantri, Kavita Wankhade, Srinithi Sudhakar

Key messaging and dissemination around Menstrual Health Management (MHM)

Monisha Ravi, Niladri Chakraborty, Vinitha Murukesan, Blessy Oviya, Abhilaasha Nagarajan, Sugantha Priscilla

Health Camp for Sanitation Workers: A Collaborative Initiative to Improve their Health

Niladri Chakraborti, Monisha Ravi, Vinitha Murukesan

Sanitation Programme Design and Setup to Scale FSM in Tamil Nadu

Kavita Wankhade, Santhosh Ragavan, Mahima Vijendra

Sustainable and Equitable De-sludging Services: A Tamil Nadu Case Study

Mahima Vijendra, Kavita Wankhade, Rajesh Ramamoorthy, Srinithi Sudhakar, Anneka Majhi

Behaviour Change Communication (BCC) Approaches for FSM

Kavita Wankhade, Abhilaasha Nagarajan, Niladri Chakraborti, Sugantha Priscilla

Governance Mechanisms for a Cluster-Approach to FSM Service Delivery in Tamil Nadu, India

Mahima Vijendra , Srinithi Sudhakar , Rajesh Ramamoorthy , Kavita Wankhade , O.L.V Ganesan

Approach to Scale-up Co-treatment of Fecal Sludge in STPs- Case Study from Tamil Nadu, India

Senthil Kumar G, Dhanik Narayan, Santhosh Ragavan, Kavita Wankhade

A Systematic Approach to Securing Capital and O&M Funds for Scaling FSM

Kavita Wankhade, Rajiv Raman, Gayathri Ramesh, Navamani Ramasamy, Srinithi Sudhakar, Mahima Vijendra, Anneka Majhi