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Discovering just and sustainable transition pathways for India’s future.
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 The Anthropocene

We are on the precipice of immense change, challenge, and opportunity.

 

Human activity has come to dominate and seriously compromise the stability of the Earth’s systems in the Anthropocene. The interactions between the natural world, society, and the ‘technosphere’ are complex and unpredictable. The catenation of natural processes with digital technologies is also little understood.

 

New forms of knowledge and partnerships are urgently needed to understand the co-evolution of technology, society, and sustainability.

We conduct multidisciplinary research to generate anticipatory knowledge on the complex interplay between technology, society, and sustainability in transition processes.
We bridge the gap between new knowledge, public policy,
and societal action.

Good Relations in Smart Cities: Interplay Between Digitalisation, Governance and Urbanisation

As part of the Society for Social Studies of Science’s annual meet, we hosted a panel on Good Relations in Smart Cities to explore how “smart cities” are reshaping relations between public institutions, the private sector and urban residents with the potential to marginalize, silence or disadvantage communities in the face of new political-economic nexuses.

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Four Radical Transitions

Shifts in socio-technical systems, human values, and politics need to be imagined.  Incremental change will not do.

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Climate change is a problem of collective societal action. How do we deeply and rapidly alter politics, norms, attitudes, and incentives to act?

Climate change is a problem of collective societal action. How do we deeply and rapidly alter politics, norms, attitudes and incentives to act?

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Climate change is a problem of collective societal action. How do we deeply and rapidly alter politics, norms, attitudes, and incentives to act?

The growth of mid-sized cities is likely to shape India’s urbanisation story. How can we build Future Cities that are inclusive, climate resilient and technologically smart? 

Future Cities

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Climate change is a problem of collective societal action. How do we deeply and rapidly alter politics, norms, attitudes, and incentives to act?

The changing food production, distribution and consumption patterns have a significant impact on nature and communities. How do we ensure these changes are ecologically sustainable and equitable? 

Future of Food