Complexities Associated with Urban Waste Reuse and Access

Kartik Chugh There are numerous benefits associated with the use of biodegradable urban waste as an input into agricultural production. As I’ve revealed in my earlier blog, the practice of reusing urban waste supports the livelihoods of many periurban farmers since it provides them with a reliable source of fertilizer and irrigation. Moreover, these practices … Continue reading Complexities Associated with Urban Waste Reuse and Access

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

More-than-human Cities: On Urban Design and Nonhuman Agency

Kartik Chugh The modern cities are usually imagined as purified spaces of human existence, a humanist citadel, constructed by humans and for humans alone. The rapid urbanization fueled by capitalist development project proceeds without any regard for nonhumans. In its classical sense, urbanization transforms empty, unproductive wastelands into improved lands through a process called development … Continue reading More-than-human Cities: On Urban Design and Nonhuman Agency