Risks and Responses to Urban Futures: integrating peri-urban/urban synergies into urban development planning for enhanced ecosystem service benefits.
|Lead PI|| |
Professor Fiona Marshall
University of Sussex
|Start Date|| |
1 November, 2013
|End Date|| |
31 July, 2016
|Project Code|| |
Urbanisation brings the creation of new opportunities for many, while also resulting in a dramatic increase in the concentration of poverty and environmental degradation in peri-urban zones.This poses huge challenges for the health and livelihoods of an increasing number of disenfranchised, poor and marginalised citizens, and for the sustainable urban development.
This research project aims to explore the intersections between ES and poverty in peri-urban areas of India and the implications for urban development using spatio-temporal modelling to analyse interactions and trade-offs. Using data from five cities (Hyderabad, Bangalore, Varanasi, Kathmandu and Dhakaand) and Delhi, we will explore the use of time-series, space-for-time substitution and scenarios to explore the use of narratives and quantitative models of the likely impacts of current (and future) policies on ES and dependent livelihoods.
We will also actively engage with initiatives in other south Asian cities, building a network with partners from other Indian cities and in Nepal and Bangladesh through project-linked activities. This network will facilitate the joint development of research approaches and tools for policy engagement that can be applied more widely.
|Marshall, F.||Recognizing Sustainability Frontiers In The Peri-urban||2016|
|Narain, D.Vishal;Vij, S.;Prakash, A.;Roth, D.||Urbanization & periurbanization: Challenges for water governance in South Asia||2016|
|Professor Fiona Marshall||Bangladesh; India; Nepal|
|Professor Fiona Marshall||Lead Principal Investigator||University of Sussex||United Kingdom|
|Dr Priyanie Amerasinghe||Principal Investigator||International Water Management Institute||India|
|Dr Luna Bharati||Co Investigator||International Water Management Institute||India|
|Professor Pranav Desai||Co Investigator||Jawaharlal Nehru University||India|
|Dr MILAP PUNIA||Co Investigator||Jawaharlal Nehru University||India|
|Dr Jorn Scharlemann||Co Investigator||University of Sussex||United Kingdom|
|Dr Linda Waldman||Co Investigator||Institute of Development Studies||United Kingdom|