RESEARCH

Finding answers to relevant questions

Faculty at FLAME University enjoys enormous opportunities and avenues for cutting-edge research in their respective areas of specialization strengthening the vision, awareness and synergy of the inter-disciplinary approach of education.

Excellence achieved through this research, in turn, creates new learning and further enriches the diversity of knowledge by synthesizing and integrating insights from a range of disciplines. This unique academic cooperation between multiple disciplines does transcend the boundaries of disciplines, and results in an insightful and consequential research output. This process of creating synergy between excellence and diversity - a dynamic motion that advances academic learning through constant interconnectivity - is the basic driving force that refines education and research at the University.

Publications


chapter
 Springer

The problems of urban growth and development are especially acute in India. Large numbers of urban dwellers, high rates of migration, and limited public infrastructure all place enormous burdens upon India’s cities. As a result, India has been exploring options on how to improve the sustainability of its urban centers. These efforts have included the development of programs focused on creating a more sustainable pattern of development through green building rating systems (i.e., LEED-India and GRIHA). More recently, the Government of India has announced the Smart Cities Mission to develop smart cities and the AMRUT Yojana program focused on urban renewal efforts across India. These national programs and numerous local efforts seek to create more efficient urban forms through better planning, design, and engineering. These programs also hope to use India’s limited resources more efficiently and improve residents’ overall quality of life in a sustainable manner. The chapter explores urban sustainability in India. It discusses past and current national and local sustainable urban development projects, examines specific examples of a variety of urban sustainability programs, and provides an outlook for the future.

chapter
 Springer

journal
 ABDC : A | SCOPUS®

A housing lottery in an Indian city provided winning slum dwellers the opportunity to move into improved housing on the city's periphery. Fourteen years later, winners report improved housing but no change in tenure security, family income, or human capital. Winners also report increased isolation from family and caste networks and reduced informal insurance. We observe significant program exit: 34 percent of winners never took up subsidized housing and 32 percent eventually exited. Our results suggest negligible long-run economic value of this expensive public program and point to the importance of considering social networks in housing programs for the poor.

book

performance
 Award Winner

journal
 ABDC : A | SCOPUS® Q1

chapter
 Cambridge