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Project dates: 2018-2022 Follow TAPESTRY on Twitter: @Tapestry_T2S The TAPESTRY research project explores how transformation may arise ‘from below’ in marginal environments with high levels of uncertainty. We look at…

Urban Air Pollution and Inequalities in Fast Industrialising Countries

This project aims to investigate the social, economic and political impacts of chronic ambient (outdoor) air pollution on low-income communities in the fast industrialising countries of China and India. Poor…

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‘Pathways’ Network: Transformative pathways to sustainability

The PATHWAYS Network carries out comparative research in six countries to explore how to work with local people on social transformations in the context of environmental change. We are conducting…

Relational Pathways

Date: October 2016 – September 2019 Pathways into and out of poverty are complex. In the 21st century, global poverty is compounded by climate change, conflict and inequality, as well…

Risks and Responses to Urban Futures

This project looks at the connections between ecosystem services (ES), livelihoods and poverty in peri-urban areas of South Asia. It aims to produce evidence and tools to link ecosystem services…

Uncertainty from below

How do people deal with uncertainty about climate, disease or natural disasters like floods? This project aimed to compare and contrast the views of people who study uncertainty with the perspectives…

Risk, uncertainty and technology in India

This project explores how different groups in India deal with risks and uncertainties related to advances in science and technology.

PIcture of a grassroots innovation.

Grassroots innovation: historical and comparative perspectives

This project examines inclusive innovation and the present-day programmes and social movements which promote it. It looks at possible strategies and approaches to support and harness inclusive innovation.

Urbanisation in Asia: the peri-urban interface and sustainability of south Asian cities

This project looks at water in peri-urban Delhi, exploring the problems in the way water is viewed and managed by authorities, leaving some people without adequate access.