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Assessing the energy, environmental and human impacts of redeveloping slums in Mumbai

Precourt Institute for Energy

PIs: Rishee Jain, Civil & Environmental Engineering; Ronita Bardhan, Centre for Urban Science & Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay


Redevelopment of informal settlements in India do not consider implications on energy efficiency and the ability to integrate renewable energy. One proposed redevelopment would dramatically increase indoor temperatures, promoting greater use of expensive air conditioning. This venture will develop a data-driven simulation toolkit for assessing energy efficiency, renewable energy potential and human burdens of slum redevelopment strategies.