Chennai – India
The Community Sustainability Program is involved in two projects centering on community development strategies and the resilience and adaptation of communities to change and crisis, including in response to the 2004 tsunami and environmental degradation. The work of the Global Cities Research Institute in Chennai is led by Yaso Nadarajah and is linked closely to the University of Madras, a number of NGOs, and local government organizations such as the Slum Clearance Board, Tamil Nadu.
|Negotiating the local-global
Investigating localities around the globe to determine how communities are negotiating transformations across complex layers of social life from local to global.
|Reconstructing community in the wake of disaster
The project funded by an ARC Linkage Grant (2006-2010) was the longest and most intense study of social recovery from the tsunami, to develop an understanding of how communities have been rebuilt after the 2004 tsunami, thereby evaluating the long-term benefit of disaster aid.
|Reconstructing community livelihood after Tsunami
This study examines how improve strategic responses to natural disasters through development aid.