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TERI aids UNSW to establish urban living labs in India

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(TERI) recently released its for cities at the fourth Australia-Knowledge Exchange event held at (UNSW).

The policy brief titled "Making Indian Cities Energy Smart" aims to help Indian cities manage and influence future carbon emissions is one of the outcomes of a series of knowledge exchange workshops hosted by UNSW Built and its Indian partners.

At the fourth workshop, at TERI, Sanjay Seth, discussed the rapid urbanisation that is underway in India, and the need to revitalise the global partnership for sustainable development.

A result of the summit was that TERI was supporting UNSW in their grant application to the Australia-Council to establish an urban living laboratory in an Indian city, seth said.

According to Deo Prasad, UNSW Scientia Professor, in for Low Carbon Living (CRCLCL) developing a knowledge exchange partnership with Indian agencies and GRIHA (Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment).

"At the CRCLCL we have established 15 living laboratories around which are a focus for exemplar developments while being a centre for action research providing evidence for better design, planning and policies," Prasad said.

is the second most populated country in the world and contributes to six per cent of the world's primary

Managing the of Indian cities is one of the most challenging goals, and with the evolution and transformation of existing cities into smart cities, -- which aims for sustainable and low-carbon urban development -- becomes an integral component of this urban transformation.

According to Komali Yenneti, UNSW of the Knowledge Exchange series, the document would help and practitioners with information on relevant strategies, actions and initiatives on

The first of the four workshops, hosted in conjunction with Indian partners and (ASCI), discussed urban heat management policies and was held at UNSW last November.

The second workshop was hosted by ASCI with in Hyderabad, India, in December, while TERI hosted the third event in a week later.



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First Published: Wed, April 03 2019. 00:14 IST