C-USE will focus on analyzing current policies for housing, education, health and economic development and propose modifications and innovations that can address the growing challenges in urban scenarios. In particular, C-USE faculty and researchers will study solutions implemented in JNNURM projects in controlled lab environments to evaluate their effectiveness. The Centre will also propose solutions that have not been implemented yet that have been developed through research at IIT Bombay in areas such as solid waste management, water management, flood mitigation, renewable energy solutions, etc. The Centre will research on implementable solutions and policies and enable strong governance and urban management through creating capacity building and training programs. Some of the specific areas of research are listed below.
- Housing Economics
- Health Education