Smart action to become resilient to the escalating climate crisis is the need of the hour. All development sectors bear the responsibility to find ways of mitigation and yet sustain social and economic well-being. However, the cost of adaptation to the changing situation is very high. Robust research is required to find pragmatic solutions to meet global emission reduction targets and attain a climate-sensitive and resilient future. While building and construction activities account for 38% of CO2 emissions, there is an equivalent necessity of stepping up critical disaster resilient infrastructure. NICMAR, through its Centre for Smart and Resilient Development, is committed to research for a climate-responsive construction sector in India with a holistic approach in synergising Government policies, private initiatives and practices.
The centre will act as a catalyst to plan and deliver smart, resilient, economically competitive, low carbon infrastructure projects and developments and co-create knowledge with multidisciplinary and global partnerships.
The centre aims to contribute and participate in the research towards finding social, economic and technology solutions to the real-world challenges in the path of low carbon, smart and resilient development through partnering with stakeholders.
To facilitate collaborative and multidisciplinary research and provide the opportunity for research networking among the NICMAR schools and outside industry.
To harness the diverse research potentials of the faculties and channelise the outcomes through distinct research projects.
To enhance the academic programs, by synergising research with teaching and learning, through the involvement of students in research projects.
To transfer knowledge gained through research for the benefit of society via publications, conference participation and training.
Urban and Regional Development
Real Estate Development and Management
Infrastructure Development and Management
Energy and Environment
Promote and conduct sector-specific research projects
Knowledge dissemination through blogs, reports, web articles, white papers, etc
Provide consultancy services to industry stakeholders
Collaborate with industry experts through interaction, lecture series, conferences, workshops and symposium
Conduct short enrolment programs/workshops
Internship opportunities for students from outside NICMAR
Contact for information:
NICMAR-Centre for Smart and Resilient Development (CSRD
25/1, Balewadi, N.I.A. Post Office, Pune 411 045, India.