Source: Jean Ferox; Anna Uffmann; Anju Peter; Piero Bellanova; IIT Madras; Panjak Kumar; Kishor Bathi; Jacqueline Duwe


Who we are

The Indo-German Centre for Sustainability (IGCS) conducts research on current sustainability challenges and disseminates the knowledge thus generated. In order to achieve that, IGCS offers funding opportunities for individual research exchange between junior and senior researchers from both Germany and India. Another focus of IGCS is knowledge transfer through Summer and Winter Schools carried out in both countries. IGCS premises are located at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras in Chennai, India.

India and Germany are committed to promote and implement sustainability. The essence of sustainability is a stable relationship between human activities and the natural world. There is an evident need for further, coherent reform towards full integration of sustainability and environmental concerns in mainstream socio-techno-economic development, especially in securing and protecting our resources such as water and energy, and in infrastructure development considering land use and waste management.

With its vast network of scientists and practitioners and its activities, IGCS is a source of inspiration and skills, conceptual models and standards, as well as best-practice examples for proactive transformation. It offers highly esteemed human capital and solutions for various global challenges affecting India, Germany and other countries.

News

Take a glimpse into waste management projects of IGCS fellows!

Graduate student Daniela and PhD student Katleen conducted research projects on the topic of waste…

10 years of IGCS – celebrations and milestones

IGCS celebrated ten years of existence. With this milestone, well-known IGCS-faces from IIT Madras stepped…

IGCS @ 2020 Fireflies Dialogues in Bangalore

Organised annually by Pipal Tree of Fireflies Intercultural Centre near Bangalore, more than 60 participants…

Announcements

Summer School 2020: Online-event in October!

IGCS has made the decision to shift the Summer School to a later time this…

Summer Call for IGCS Scholarships in 2020

Next deadline: 30.06.2020! IGCS is proud to announce the scholarship program for 2020. We are…

Workshop “Resilient cities: promises and paradoxes”

Application deadline: 30.03.2020! IGCS-Alumni Mariana Brito invites early-career researchers to participate in the international workshop…
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September 17th

IGCS
IGCS Alumni Testimonial

Tom —IGCS Winter School 2020

Hi Everyone,
Im Tom and I took part in the Indo-German Center for Sustainability Winter School 2020 in Chennai. One of the most amazing parts of the winter school for me was the fact that its participants were from many different backgrounds and disciplines. For myself - majoring in regional studies with a focus on East Asia - it was a great experience to dive into a different scientific field! Among the many fantastic memories I made, I would like to draw special attention to the very interesting field trips to the research sites in suburban Chennai. I can only recommend everyone to apply for a seat in this outstanding science school at the IGCS!

IGCS' Alumni Testimonial

Tom —IGCS Winter School 2020

Hi Everyone,
I'm Tom and I took part in the Indo-German Center for Sustainability Winter School 2020 in Chennai. One of the most amazing parts of the winter school for me was the fact that its participants were from many different backgrounds and disciplines. For myself - majoring in regional studies with a focus on East Asia - it was a great experience to dive into a different scientific field! Among the many fantastic memories I made, I would like to draw special attention to the very interesting field trips to the research sites in suburban Chennai. I can only recommend everyone to apply for a seat in this outstanding science school at the IGCS!
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September 16th

IGCS
A WEBINAR SERIES

The City & its Region: An Engaging Paradigm

3rd Session Theme: The Synergistics of the Periurban: Chennai and Manchester in the Pericene

4 Fridays- 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th of September,
Indian Time - 4:30 to 6:30 pm
European Time - 1300-1500 Hrs CET
UK Time - 1200-1400 Hrs

Zoom Link - http://bit.ly/cityregionszoomlink
Meeting ID: 829 9758 6164
Password: auroville  

Check out the map – which shows background details & geographical spread of who all are planning to attend this session.
Map Link - http://bit.ly/CityRegionsParticipantsMap
Facebook and Youtube Live Streaming link - https://linktr.ee/CityRegions

More Information on Speakers–

A) Dr. Joe Ravetz (Principal Investigator, Pericene Project, University of Manchester);
Topic- The conceptual framework of urban synergistic and the Manchester case study

B) 4 Speakers:
1 - Prof. Sudhir Chella Rajan, (Co-Principal Investigator, IGCS and Dep. of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Madras)
2 - Uthra Radhakrishnan, (Senior Project Officer)
3 - A. Ramachandran, (GIS Expert, Project Officer)
4 - Dr. Avilash Roul, (Principal Scientist Pericene Project, Guest Professor, Dep. of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Madras)
Topic- Multi-dimensional and multi-scalar analysis of periurban spaces in Chennai

Kindly join latest by 4:20 pm IST in order to secure your place in the zoom call as we had a very high number of registrations (400+). Or else Live Streaming is an option. 

You may like to check out some related resource links - 

Urban 3.0 Creative Synergy and Social Intelligence https://urban3.net/

Synergistics https://sites.manchester.ac.uk/synergistics/

IGCS IIT Madras Pericene Project https://peri-cene.net/

Looking forward to your participation & hoping to create our learner community around this theme of our common interest!

A WEBINAR SERIES

The City & its Region: An Engaging Paradigm

3rd Session Theme: The Synergistics of the Periurban: Chennai and Manchester in the Pericene

4 Fridays- 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th of September,
Indian Time - 4:30 to 6:30 pm
European Time - 1300-1500 Hrs CET
UK Time - 1200-1400 Hrs

Zoom Link - bit.ly/cityregionszoomlink
Meeting ID: 829 9758 6164
Password: auroville

Check out the map – which shows background details & geographical spread of who all are planning to attend this session.
Map Link - bit.ly/CityRegionsParticipantsMap
Facebook and Youtube Live Streaming link - linktr.ee/CityRegions

More Information on Speakers–

A) Dr. Joe Ravetz (Principal Investigator, Pericene Project, University of Manchester);
Topic- The conceptual framework of urban synergistic and the Manchester case study

B) 4 Speakers:
1 - Prof. Sudhir Chella Rajan, (Co-Principal Investigator, IGCS and Dep. of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Madras)
2 - Uthra Radhakrishnan, (Senior Project Officer)
3 - A. Ramachandran, (GIS Expert, Project Officer)
4 - Dr. Avilash Roul, (Principal Scientist Pericene Project, Guest Professor, Dep. of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Madras)
Topic- Multi-dimensional and multi-scalar analysis of periurban spaces in Chennai

Kindly join latest by 4:20 pm IST in order to secure your place in the zoom call as we had a very high number of registrations (400+). Or else Live Streaming is an option.

You may like to check out some related resource links -

Urban 3.0 Creative Synergy and Social Intelligence urban3.net/

Synergistics sites.manchester.ac.uk/synergistics/

IGCS IIT Madras Pericene Project peri-cene.net/

Looking forward to your participation & hoping to create our learner community around this theme of our common interest!
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September 15th

IGCS
IGCS Alumni Testimonial

Ashish —IGCS Winter School 2020

The IGCS Winter school has been a wonderful opportunity to meet like-minded people, to make friendships, across cultural lines and to learn something about the peri-urban along the way. The two weeks spent in the picturesque IIT Madras campus is something I will cherish.

IGCS' Alumni Testimonial

Ashish —IGCS Winter School 2020

The IGCS Winter school has been a wonderful opportunity to meet like-minded people, to make friendships, across cultural lines and to learn something about the peri-urban along the way. The two weeks spent in the picturesque IIT Madras campus is something I will cherish.
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Comment on Facebook IGCS' Alumni ...

Oh wow. IIT Madras also has a beach now ? 😅

September 10th

IGCS
A WEBINAR SERIES

The City & its Region: An Engaging Paradigm
2nd Session Theme: Innovations in Smart City and Regional Planning in India

4 Fridays- 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th of September,

Indian Time - 4:30 to 6:30 pm
European Time - 1300-1500 Hrs CET
UK Time - 1200-1400 Hrs

Zoom Link - http://bit.ly/cityregionszoomlink
Meeting ID: 829 9758 6164
Password: auroville

Check out the map – which shows background details & geographical spread of who all are planning to attend this session.

Map Link - http://bit.ly/CityRegionsParticipantsMap

Facebook and Youtube Live Streaming link - https://linktr.ee/CityRegions

More Information  –

During this week’s Webinar Session Georg Jansen (Project Manager, GIZ, Sustainable Urban Development – Smart Cities Project), Prof Saswat Bandopadhaya (Professor, Faculty of Planning, CEPT University Ahmedabad), Aparna Das (Senior Advisor, GIZ, Sustainable Urban Development – Smart Cities Project) and Prof Chetan Vaidya (Senior National Urban Advisor Kochi Smart Cities Project, former director NIUA & SPA Delhi) will be sharing their experiences and knowledge on Planning Instruments in Practice - Experiences from India, connecting sectoral with spatial planning in India and governance and institutional structures - the Way forward for India.

Kindly join latest by 4:20 pm IST in order to secure your place in the zoom call as we had a very high number of registrations (400+). Or else Live Streaming is an option.  

Looking forward to your participation & hoping to create our learner community around this theme of our common interest! 

Thanks again for your interest in this programme. If you wish to stay in touch with us after this event to exchange ideas and explore collaboration on the lines of the theme of this Webinar Series, feel free to reach out to us!

A WEBINAR SERIES

The City & its Region: An Engaging Paradigm
2nd Session Theme: Innovations in Smart City and Regional Planning in India

4 Fridays- 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th of September,

Indian Time - 4:30 to 6:30 pm
European Time - 1300-1500 Hrs CET
UK Time - 1200-1400 Hrs

Zoom Link - bit.ly/cityregionszoomlink
Meeting ID: 829 9758 6164
Password: auroville

Check out the map – which shows background details & geographical spread of who all are planning to attend this session.

Map Link - bit.ly/CityRegionsParticipantsMap

Facebook and Youtube Live Streaming link - linktr.ee/CityRegions

More Information –

During this week’s Webinar Session Georg Jansen (Project Manager, GIZ, Sustainable Urban Development – Smart Cities Project), Prof Saswat Bandopadhaya (Professor, Faculty of Planning, CEPT University Ahmedabad), Aparna Das (Senior Advisor, GIZ, Sustainable Urban Development – Smart Cities Project) and Prof Chetan Vaidya (Senior National Urban Advisor Kochi Smart Cities Project, former director NIUA & SPA Delhi) will be sharing their experiences and knowledge on Planning Instruments in Practice - Experiences from India, connecting sectoral with spatial planning in India and governance and institutional structures - the Way forward for India.

Kindly join latest by 4:20 pm IST in order to secure your place in the zoom call as we had a very high number of registrations (400+). Or else Live Streaming is an option.

Looking forward to your participation & hoping to create our learner community around this theme of our common interest!

Thanks again for your interest in this programme. If you wish to stay in touch with us after this event to exchange ideas and explore collaboration on the lines of the theme of this Webinar Series, feel free to reach out to us!
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