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Do Home Gardens Regulate Indoor Temperature? A Pilot Study in Bengaluru, India

Swarnika Sharma, Chandni Singh, Sheetal Patil

Inclusive Sanitation: Challenges in Service Delivery to urban poor

Sugantha Priscilla, Niladra Chakraborti,  Monissha Manivannan

Pilot Interventions on Gaseous Emission Control During Septage Emptying Operations

Jeevan Raj, Niladri Chakraborti, Yohananthan S, Kanmani Raja

Co-Composting of Dried Faecal Sludge with Municipal Solid Waste

Sasikumar Eswaramurthy, Vinitha Murukesan, Sakthi Balasubramani, Senthil Kumar Govindaraj

FSSM Monitoring and Decision Making Through IT and IoTs

Sasikumar Eswaramurthy, Senthilkumar Govindaraj, Prithivi Mohan, Santhosh Ragavan

Investing in Smart Cities: Enhancing Public Libraries for Quality Services in India

Sheshagiri Kulkarni, M. Dhanamjaya, Preedip Balaji

Collaborative Action for Urban WASH: Learnings and Reflections from Tamil Nadu

Abhilaasha N, Donata Mary Rodrigues, Niladri Chakraborti, Stanley Joseph, Mohanasundaram K

We Speak Too: Foregrounding the Voices of Sanitation Workers in India

Kavita Wankhade, Abhilaasha N, Arka Sinha Roy, Kabir Arora, Haris Najib, Nikita Patil

Role of Urban Local Governance in Improving Sanitation Outcomes

Monissha Manivannan, Niladri Chakraborti

Demonstrating Best Practices for Operations and Maintenance of Community and Public Toilets in Chennai

Abhilaasha Nagarajan, Santhosh Ragavan KV, Swapnil Barai, Sunil Nepak, Sasikumar E, Subashini M, Sakthi B

Lessons for Social Protection from COVID-19 Lockdowns

Gautam Bhan, Pooja DSouza, Harshal Gajjar, Neha Margosa, Rashee Mehra, Krishna Priya, Chimmiri Sai Rashmi, Antara Rai Chowdhury, Kinjal Sampat, Nidhi Sohane

Pathways to a Healthy Net-Zero Future: Report of the Lancet Pathfinder Commission

Sarah Whitmee, Rosemary Green, Kristine Belesova, Syreen Hassan, Soledad Cuevas, Peninah Murage, Roberto Picetti, Romain Clercq-Roques, Kris Murray, Jane Falconer, Blanca Anton, Tamzin Reynolds, Hugh Sharma Waddington, Robert C Hughes, Joseph Spadaro, Aimée Aguilar Jaber, Yamina Saheb, Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum, Maria Cortés-Puch, Kristie Ebi, Rachel Huxley, Mariana Mazzucato, Tolu Oni, Nicole de Paula, Gong Peng, Aromar Revi, Johan Rockström, Leena Srivastava, Lorraine Whitmarsh, Robert Zougmoré, Joy Phumaphi, Helen Clark, Andy Haines

Evaluation of Groundwater Suitability for Drinking Purposes Using GIS and WQI in Chikkaballapura Taluk, Karnataka, India

Sridhara Malur Krishnappa, Sadashivaiah Channabasavaiah, Kiran Dasalakunte Ananda

Landlordism, Social Relations and Built-Form in Informal Private Rental Housing Markets in India

Swastik Harish, Vineetha Nalla, Nihal Ranjit, Naksha Satish 

An Educational Framework for a Net Zero Future

Sreejith Jayaram, Deepa Parekh, Prasad Vaidya, Yashima Jain, Jaydeep Bhadra

A Control Sequence for Prioritising Ceiling fan Operation Over Air Conditioners Using Machine Learning to Determine Thermal Comfort

Siva Barathi, Amanda Thounaojam, Prasad Vaidya, Gopikrishna, A, Uthej Dalavai, Vipin Tandon

Futureproofing with Passive Buildings: Is it Cost Effective and is it Thermally Adequate?

Amanda Thounaojam, Prasad Vaidya, Sanjay Prakash 

Earth Virtualization Engines (EVE)

Bjorn Stevens, Stefan Adami, Tariq Ali, Hartwig Anzt, Zafer Aslan, Sabine Attinger, Jaana Bäck, Johanna Baehr, Peter Bauer, Natacha Bernier, Bob Bishop, Hendryk Bockelmann, Sandrine Bony, Veronique Bouchet, Guy Brasseur, David N Bresch, Sean Breyer, Gilbert Brunet, Pier Luigi Buttigieg, Junji Cao, Christelle Castet, Yafang Cheng, Ayantika Dey Choudhury, Deborah Coen, Susanne Crewell, Atish Dabholkar, Qing Dai, Francisco Doblas-Reyes, Dale Durran, Ayoub El Gaidi, Charlie Ewen, Eleftheria Exarchou, Veronika Eyring, Florencia Falkinhoff, David Farrell, Piers M Forster, Ariane Frassoni, Claudia Frauen, Oliver Fuhrer, Shahzad Gani, Edwin Gerber, Debra Goldfarb, Jens Grieger, Nicolas Gruber, Wilco Hazeleger, Rolf Herken, Chris Hewitt, Torsten Hoefler, Huang-Hsiung Hsu, Daniela Jacob, Alexandra Jahn, Christian Jakob, Thomas Jung, Christopher Kadow, In-Sik Kang, Sarah Kang, Karthik Kashinath, Katharina Kleinen-von Königslöw, Daniel Klocke, Uta Kloenne, Milan Klöwer, Chihiro Kodama, Stefan Kollet, Tobias Kölling, Jenni Kontkanen, Steve Kopp, Michal Koran, Markku Kulmala, Hanna Lappalainen, Fakhria Latifi, Bryan Lawrence, June Yi Lee, Quentin Lejeun, Christian Lessig, Chao Li, Thomas Lippert, Jürg Luterbacher, Pekka Manninen, Jochem Marotzke, Satoshi Matsouoka, Charlotte Merchant, Peter Messmer, Gero Michel, Kristel Michielsen, Tomoki Miyakawa, Jens Müller, Ramsha Munir, Sandeep Narayanasetti, Ousmane Ndiaye, Carlos Nobre, Achim Oberg, Riko Oki, Tuba Özkan-Haller, Tim Palmer, Stan Posey, Andreas Prein, Odessa Primus, Mike Pritchard, Julie Pullen, Dian Putrasahan, Johannes Quaas, Krishnan Raghavan, Venkatachalam Ramaswamy, Markus Rapp, Florian Rauser, Markus Reichstein, Aromar Revi, Sonakshi Saluja, Masaki Satoh, Vera Schemann, Sebastian Schemm, Christina Schnadt Poberaj, Thomas Schulthess, Cath Senior, Jagadish Shukla, Manmeet Singh, Julia Slingo, Adam Sobel, Silvina Solman, Jenna Spitzer, Detlef Stammer, Philip Stier, Thomas Stocker, Sarah Strock, Hang Su, Petteri Taalas, John Taylor, Susann Tegtmeier, Georg Teutsch, Adrian Tompkins, Uwe Ulbrich, Pier-Luigi Vidale, Chien-Ming Wu, Hao Xu, Najibullah Zaki, Laure Zanna, Tianjun Zhou, Florian Ziemen

Mitigating Flooding Impacts on Community Toilet Retrofits: Ensuring Access to Safe and Sustainable Sanitation

Jeevanraj S, Santhosh Ragavan K V, Senthil Kumar G, Yohananthan S

Climate Resilient Containment Solutions for OSS to Enhance Public Health and Environmental Sustainability

Yohananthan, S., Jeevanraj, S., Niladri Chakraborti, Sundari, R 

Bringing Together Urban Systems and Food Systems Theory and Research is Overdue: Understanding the Relationships Between Food and Nutrition Infrastructures Along a Continuum of Contested and Hybrid Access

Living Off-Grid Food and Infrastructure Collaboration (LOGIC), Jane Battersby, Mercy Brown-Luthango, Issahaka Fuseini, Herry Gulabani, Gareth Haysom, Ben Jackson, Vrashali Khandelwal, Hayley MacGregor, Sudeshna Mitra, Nicholas Nisbett, Iromi Perera, Dolf te Lintelo, Jodie Thorpe, Percy Toriro 

A Global Assessment of Actors and Their Roles in Climate Change Adaptation

Jan Petzold, Tom Hawxwell, Kerstin Jantke, Eduardo Gonçalves Gresse, Charlotta Mirbach, Idowu Ajibade, Suruchi Bhadwal, Kathryn Bowen, Alexandra Paige Fischer, Elphin Tom Joe, Christine J. Kirchhoff, Katharine J. Mach, Diana Reckien, Alcade C. Segnon, Chandni Singh, Nicola Ulibarri, Donovan Campbell, Emilie Cremin, Leonie Färber, Greeshma Hegde, Jihye Jeong, Abraham Marshall Nunbogu, Himansu Kesari Pradhan, Lea S. Schröder, The Global Adaptation Mapping Initiative Team & Matthias Garschagen

Thinking Spatially about Home-Based Work and Workhomes

Gautam Bhan, Nidhi Sohane 

Landscape Connectivity For Wildlife and Water: The State of the Literature

Ruth DeFries, Satvik Parashar, Amrita Neelakantan, Benjamin Clark , Jagdish Krishnaswamy

Exploring the Potential of Green Jobs through Urban Agriculture Enterprises in India

Maitreyi Koduganti Venkata, Swarnika Sharma, Prathijna Poonacha, Parama Roy

Rental Housing for Blue-Collared Workers in Bengaluru

Sai Rama Raju Marella, Ujjvala Krishna, Omkar Modak

Navigating the Continuum between Adaptation and Maladaptation

Diana Reckien, Alexandre K. Magnan, Chandni Singh, Megan Lukas-Sithole, Ben Orlove, E. Lisa F. Schipper, Erin Coughlan de Perez

Factors Determining the Seasonal Habitat use of Asian Elephants in the Western Ghats of India

N. R. Anoop, Jagdish Krishnaswamy, Nachiket Kelkar, Milind Bunyan, T. Ganesh

Energy Use Intensity Benchmarks for Mixed Mode Operation of Net-Zero Energy Buildings in India

Gaurav Vakil, Sreejith Jayaram, Jaydeep Bhadra, Yashima Jain, Prasad Vaidya, Vismaya Paralkar, Matthew Dahlhausen

Repair as Infrastructure: Case of Bengaluru, India

Vrashali Khandelwal, Ananya Peddibhotla, Herry Gulabani, Sudeshna Mitra

Unpacking Adoption and Adaptation in Infrastructure Assemblages: Case of Bengaluru, India

Sudeshna Mitra, Vrashali Khandelwal, Herry Gulabani

Living Off-Grid Food and Infrastructure Collaboration Working Paper 1: Concepts and Assumptions

Jane Battersby, Mercy Brown-Luthango, Issahaka Fuseini, Herry Gulabani, Gareth Haysom, Ben Jackson, Vrashali Khandelwal, Hayley MacGregor, Sudeshna Mitra, Nicholas Nisbett, Iromi Perera, Dolf Te Lintelo, Jodie Thorpe, Percy Toriro

Integration of Urban Science and Urban Climate Adaptation Research: Opportunities to Advance Climate Action

José Lobo, Rimjhim M. Aggarwal, Marina Alberti, Melissa Allen-Dumas, Luís M. A. Bettencourt, Christopher Boone, Christa Brelsford, Vanesa Castán Broto, Hallie Eakin, Sharmistha Bagchi-Sen, Sara Meerow, Celine D’Cruz, Aromar Revi, Debra C. Roberts, Michael E. Smith, Abigail York, Tao Lin, Xuemei Bai, William Solecki, Diane Pataki, Luís Bojorquez Tapia, Marcy Rockman, Marc Wolfram, Peter Schlosser & Nicolas Gauthier