Cool Infrastructures (UKRI GCRF)
Cool Infrastructures is a project that brings together a team of researchers to produce context-based studies of exposure and adaptation to heat in cities across south Asia, southeast Asia, and west Africa.
We an international, interdisciplinary team of anthropologists, geographers, engineers, urban planners, architects, and epidemiologists studying exposure and adaptation to heat in cities across south Asia, southeast Asia and west Africa.
Our multi-disciplinary perspectives set out to inform planning interventions and climate change policy, as well as our understandings of thermal politics. Our empirical work foregrounds the intersections between socio-economic and gendered inequality, and draws attention to people’s everyday practices for managing chronic and acute heat.
We are funded by the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council as part of the Global Challenges Research Fund, a £1.5 billion scheme to support cutting edge research and global impact towards the Sustainable Development Goals.
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(Cool Infrastructures: Life with Heat in the Off-grid City, 2022-05)With a population of 10.56 million, Jakarta is one of the megacities in the emerging economies facing massive problems of urban growth. Despite rapid developments in infrastructure and public facilities, an increased ...
(Cool Infrastructures: Life with Heat in the Off-grid City, 2022-04)The report documents the urban transformation of Hyderabad, from its founding in the sixteenth century to its present day positioning as a global centre, especially for Information Technology (IT)- and Life Sciences-based ...
(Cool Infrastructures: Life with Heat in the Off-grid City, 2022-04)This scoping study draws on a review of key policy documents, plans, grey, academic, and scientific literature to outline the role of state and non-state actors in Karachi’s heat governance. It emphasizes the need to ...
(Cool Infrastructures: Life with Heat in the Off-grid City, 2022-02)The study provides substantial new data on the direct as well as indirect impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, thermal comfort and heat-related illness, in Jakarta (Indonesia), Hyderabad (India), Karachi and Hyderabad (Pakistan) ...
(Cool Infrastructures: Life with Heat in the Off-grid City, 2022-04)The holy month of Ramzan (also spelled Ramadan) is a medium for Muslims around the world to rejuvenate their piety to the Creator. Each year, somewhere in the world, the month of Ramzan coincides with a period of seasonal ...