collaboratively conducts research on urban informal processes and the tacit knowledge integral in them from multiple vantage points in the relational geographies of settlement, housing, and economies, with the eventual goal of incorporating that understanding into knowledge systems that support policy-making.
We are a group of economists, geographers, urban planners, architects, sociologists and ethnographers building on the on the synergies of long term engagements among the four institutions of CPR, HUL, IIHS and TISS respectively.
TURN hosts monthly network-level workshops, organized to provide researchers a platform to not only converse about outcomes of research but also identify synergies in their processes, methods and theoretical frameworks.
By Alba Soares on June 28th 2020
Jhono Bennett was part of the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at the University of Johannesburg’s ground breaking Graduate School of Architecture. He is the co-founder and co-director of 1to1 – Agency of Engagement, a non-profit that provides a design-based collaboration between grassroots organisations, professionals, academia, and government. He took part in the CPR-CSH […]
By Iain Payne on March 12th 2020
Faced with the profusion of illegal construction in Vasai Virar on the northernmost periphery of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region, civil bureaucrats in the Vasai Virar City Municipal Corporation (VVCMC) must integrate the official logics of property and law with tacit ‘extra-legal’ knowledge and discretion to construct, and at times deconstruct, the city. These informal logics […]
CPR has been one of India’s leading public policy think tanks since 1973
IIHS is a national education institution committed to the equitable, sustainable and efficient transformation of Indian settlements.
HUL conducts research on urban issues in a way that would bridge the gap between academic urban research and life at ground zero.