We aim to understand the dynamics of SDG implementation and monitoring at the local (city) level in the context of transitional cities in the Global South.
Using interdisciplinary methods, we will propose innovative strategies to address socioeconomic challenges around commuting and social mobility.
We will focus on two dimensions of urban footprint growth: the expansion of the urban extent and the dynamics of growth within the city.
Through this research, we will examine the industrial transformation in Bangalore, a megacity with a substantial services-based economy.
We will evaluate the need and readiness for incorporating health considerations into settlement policy to mitigate health risks of inadequate housing.
We will develop a method for downscaling ward level Census data, and, in combination with other datasets, will analyse spatial inequalities across Bengaluru, especially related to water.
We will examine the history of national-scale urban reform efforts in South Africa from the start of the twentieth century to the present, focusing on planning, fiscal and health interventions.