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Our briefs, event and research reports - insights and analysis of sustainable transitions that help shape policy narrative and future practices

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Cycles4Change: Panaji

Karthikeyan Kuppu, Silky Jain, Bhavya Bogra, Zaheb Ahmad, Ashali Bhandari and Rishika Das Roy

As a way to test solutions and build infrastructure for cycling, PULL and IPSCDL participated in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs’ initiative called the Cycles4Change. This policy report provides first steps towards introducing a cycling policy in Panaji.

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Nature-based Solutions Panaji: A Toolkit

Aaron Savio Lobo, Ashali Bhandari

This toolkit aims to support planners and urban decision makers on how to implement nature based solutions in Panaji with lessons for other coastal cities.

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White Paper: Developing a Data-Driven Approach

Zaheb Ahmad and Karthikeyan Kuppu

This white paper highlights key barriers and challenges for Panaji to adopt a data driven approach to governance and pathways for successful and responsible adoption.

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Pedestrianisation in Panaji

Silky Jain, Bhavya Bogra, Karthikeyan Kuppu, Rishika Das Roy and Ashali Bhandari

This report outlines recommendations and pathways for pedestrianisation of 18th June Road in Panaji

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Inclusive Streets: Preliminary Report

Ashali Bhandari, Silky Jain, Karthikeyan Kuppu, Rishika Das Roy, Bhavya Bogra and Hema Vaishnavi Ale

Inclusive Streets is a comprehensive and gendered public space improvement framework for the City of Panaji. This report identifies the main factors that impact the female pedestrian experience in the city and provides general recommendations to make Panaji more inclusive.

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Inclusive Streets: Implementation Strategy

Ashali Bhandari, Silky Jain, Karthikeyan Kuppu, Rishika Das Roy, Bhavya Bogra and Hema Vaishnavi Ale

This Implementation Strategy localises and expands on the recommendations developed in the Inclusive Streets Preliminary Report, to improve the female pedestrian experience in the city.

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Inclusive Streets: Inclusivity in Action

Ashali Bhandari, Silky Jain, Karthikeyan Kuppu, Rishika Das Roy, Bhavya Bogra and Hema Vaishnavi Ale

Inclusivity in Action is a synopsis of PULL’s work on Inclusive Streets. It highlights the main challenges and recommendations proposed in the Preliminary Report and Implementation Strategy and showcases how these recommendations play out on 18th June Road in Panaji.

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St Inez Creek Rejuvenation Plan

Project Urban Living Lab

This plan outlines major issues in the planning and management of the St Inez Creek and sets out a broad framework for creating a common vision for the rejuvenation of the St Inez Creek.

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Flood Mitigation Plan: Panaji

Project Urban Living Lab Team

This thematic plan on Urban Flooding examines the causes of urban flooding in Panaji and explores sustainable nature based solutions for mitigation and provide a road map to achieve resilience.

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Human Face of Climate Change, From Risk to Resilience in Indian Cities - A Tale of Three Cities: Agra, Delhi and Panaji

Vikrom Mathur, Pulkit Mogha and Natalia Sanchez.

This series of case studies explores the social vulnerabilities that exacerbate climate impacts for communities in three cities: Agra, Delhi and Panaji.

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Human Face of Climate Change, From Risk to Resilience in Indian Cities: An Agenda for Policy and Action

Vikrom Mathur, Nikita Verma, Natalia Sanchez

Climate change will continue to disproportionately impact vulnerable populations in Indian cities. Policies need to strengthen the agency and capacity of vulnerable communities to absorb, adapt and recover from the adverse effects of disasters without compromising their socio-economic development.

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Human Face of Climate Change from Risk to Resilience in Indian Cities: Social Vulnerability in Informal Settlements

Vikrom Mathur, Nikita Verma, Natalia Sanchez

This paper investigates climate change impacts within informal settlements in three Indian cities - Delhi, Agra and Panaji. It shows how vulnerability within these settlements is shaped by a range of social conditions.

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Monsoon Academy: Planning for Climate Resilience in Urban Areas

Tandem Research

This Course Handbook from our Monsoon Academy aims to enable individual and group learning on the core concepts, applications and practical toolkit for climate adaptation solutions.

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Future Cities 2040: Policy Lab

Tandem Research

The main objective of this Policy Lab on Future Cities 2040: Navigating urban transitions for inclusive, sustainable and resilient futures, was to identify partnerships and to outline a research and advocacy agenda for shaping action on future cities.

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Migrant Workers in Goa: Survey Findings and Analysis

Zothan Mawii, Iona Eckstein

This report was written by Tandem Research based on a survey conducted with migrant workers in Goa affected by Covid-19 lockdowns.

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Artificial Intelligence for Sustainability

Vikrom Mathur, Zaheb Ahmad, Angelina Chamuah

This report presents emerging use cases of AI for sustainability in both the global and Indian context

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Artifical Intelligence and Future Cities

Zaheb Ahmad and Angelina Chamuah

This report examines various use cases of AI being developed for cities in India, to identify key challenges and risks.

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Artifical Intelligence and Education in India

Angelina Chamuah, Harsh Ghildiyal

This report examines existing and emerging use cases of AI in the education sector in India, and identifies key challenges and risks associated with these use cases

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What Strengthening Worker Protection in the Post-Pandemic World Would Entail

Zothan Mawii, Iona Eckstein

Platforms exert high levels of control over delivery workers. It's time they took responsibility for workers' wellbeing

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COVID-19 Tech Tools for Public Health

Tandem Research

This report provides a review of the technological tools identified to manage public health concerns related to Covid-19 in India.

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Green Jobs in Sri Lanka: Linkages between environmental sustainability and decent work

Vikrom Mathur, Zaheb Ahmad

This report identifies sectors that could be the drivers of green job creation in Sri Lanka. The report presents findings in the form of propositions, about the opportunities for green jobs in each of the sector.

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AI On the Ground: A Snapshot of AI Use

Tandem Research

This report provides a snapshot of India’s AI ecosystem, by examining the existing AI-based products and services across 9 key sectors.

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Future of Work in Sri Lanka: Shaping Technology Transitions for a Brighter Future

Tandem Research

What impact will emerging technologies associated with 4IR have on the future world of work in Sri Lanka? Who will be the winners and losers and what can governments, industry, and citizens do to prepare for these changes?

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Feminist Perspectives on the Future of Work in India

Zothan Mawii

In looking at how women will fare in the future of work, a feminist perspective is helpful for investigating power structures and processes of marginalization that impact vulnerable groups’ access to the workforce.

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AI for All: 10 Social Conundrums for India

Tandem Research

The large-scale deployment of AI technologies is still at an early stage in India, and impact is hard to identify. This report presents 10 social conundrums for AI trajectories in India, arising from the inherent wickedness of AI futures.

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Emerging Technologies and the Future of Work in India

Tandem Research

This study examines the likely impact of Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) on the Future of Work in India, with specific focus on job displacement, employment conditions, and labour market inequities.

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Work 2030: Scenarios for India

Vikrom Mathur, Ira Anjali Anwar and Urvashi Aneja

This study presents four future scenarios pertaining to the likely impact of emerging 4IR technologies on the future of work in India.

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How to Share a River in India: Pathways of Change

Tandem Research

Tandem Research in partnership with the Asia Foundation organized a Policy Lab on How to Share a River in India in August 2017. The aim of the lab was to examine river sharing arrangements that frame conflicts over water allocation.

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Influencing Water Policy in Goa: Pathways of Change

Tandem Research

Tandem Research in partnership with the Asia Foundation organized a Policy Lab on Water Governance in Goa, in April 2017. The aim of the lab was to identify and understand ‘pathways of change’ for influencing water policies in Goa.

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Workplace Monitoring: Data Collection Practices and Emerging Risks for Low Wage Workers in India

Iona Eckstein and Zothan Mawii

This report analyses data protection issues related to low-income workers in India and suggests pathways towards protecting workers’ data privacy and rights.

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The Future of Work and Education for the Digital Age - Technologicla Innnovation and the Future of Work: A View from the South

Vikrom Mathur, Urvashi Aneja

This article discusses the structural factors interact with the pace of technological diffusion and skills development in countries of the global South.