Urban Waste Reuse in Peri-urban Agriculture

Kartik Chugh Over the last few decades, we have witnessed more and more people migrating to urban centres. The growth of urban population has put cities under pressure. Consequently, cities have expanded their range. The process of urbanisation and industrialisation has resulted in the encroachment of peri-urban areas adjacent to the city. At the same … Continue reading Urban Waste Reuse in Peri-urban Agriculture

Whose City? Whose Commons?: Urbanization and the fate of (Peri) Urban Commons in India

Factors such as urbanization have led to the depletion of Common Property Resources, affecting the livelihoods of many who depend on them for sustenance. Kartik Chugh(Research Intern, CUES-TIGR2ESS) The demise of CPRs Common property resources (CPRs) can be understood as natural resources of a community where every member has access and non-exclusive property/usage rights to … Continue reading Whose City? Whose Commons?: Urbanization and the fate of (Peri) Urban Commons in India

The Peri-Urban Interface: Development and land-use Politics

Kartik Chugh(Research Intern, CUES-TIGR2ESS) Towards Peri-urbanisation Through a Development Lens After decolonization, the world was divided into the developed and undeveloped world. The economic disparity between the First and the Third world generated the vision of development. Like many other developing countries, the Indian subcontinent after gaining independence initiated a Nationalist Development Project based on … Continue reading The Peri-Urban Interface: Development and land-use Politics

Theorising Peri-Urban: Moving towards a Political Ecology Perspective

Kartik Chugh A review of the literature suggests that there is no consensus on a single definition of the word “peri-urban”. Different authors have defined the peri-urban according to their needs and scope of work. However, they all agree that peri-urban is an area situated at the periphery of a city, having attributes of both … Continue reading Theorising Peri-Urban: Moving towards a Political Ecology Perspective

Management of Urban Commons through the Social-Ecological System Framework

Vijaylakshmi Suman In urban areas, the condition of different forms of nature and access to them is not unanimous. Some are found in a better condition, as they are more ecologically functional and thriving, whereas some others have been completely decimated. One of the human used resources, like lakes in the city, are embedded in … Continue reading Management of Urban Commons through the Social-Ecological System Framework

Plant-Pollinator Interactions at Dheerpur Wetland Project Site

Kartik Chugh After almost 5 months in the lockdown, the operations at the Centre for Urban Ecology and Sustainability (CUES) resumed, albeit slowly. Recently, while working at Dheerpur Wetland Project Site (DWPS), two of my colleagues found out that the flowers of Oroxylum indicum tree had started blooming. The news got us pretty excited because … Continue reading Plant-Pollinator Interactions at Dheerpur Wetland Project Site