Socio-Economic Transformation

India is in the midst of a transformation. Spurred on by the economic liberalisation in the 1990s, the country has gradually moved ahead on a path of industrial and technological modernisation and a further integration into the global markets. The rise of the middle class has challenged existing traditions and values. Urban areas have become the hub of employment and witnessed social progression, triggering an ever-growing migration towards cities. The thrust for modernisation as well as burgeoning household consumption, over the years, have pushed up the demand for electricity, whose production has mostly been based on fossil fuels, creating social and environmental problems. Consequently, today, the numbers of young Indians that want a future based on new technologies and ideas is steadily on the rise. Furthermore, digitalisation is disrupting old business models and traditions, and new ways of living are emerging.

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Events

Thursday, 10/22/2020 | Event

Not Just Roads

Not Just Roads is a documentary film about prevailing infrastructure building practices in India, which are connecting the nation through a…


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Tuesday, 09/15/2020 | Event

Could city’s health be everyone’s wealth?

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The healthy cities narrative demands union of quality of living, natural resource management and innovation which should support economic vibrancy and…


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Friday, 07/31/2020 | Event

Call to Apply ! Online Workshop Series ! “Gender and Sustainability in Environmental Entrepreneurship”

Gender and Sustainability in Environmental Entrepreneurship Brochure

We are happy to announce our online workshop series on " Gender and Sustainability in Environmental Entrepreneurship” Sustainability guidelines for…


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Publications

Gurumurthy, Anita; Chami, Nandini; Sanjay, Sadhana

The gig is up! Worker rights for digital day labour in India

NewDelhi, 2020

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Aneja, Urvashi; Chamuah, Angelina; Reddy K, Abishek

Artificial Intelligence and Democracy

NewDelhi, 2020

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Ahmad, Zaheb; Chamuah, Angelina

Artificial Intelligence and future cities

NewDelhi, 2020

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