Our Events

Join the conversation - Transitions Research brings together experts from practise, research and policy to critically reflect on radical transitions and reimagine alternative, sustainable futures in India. In the past, we have hosted and participated in local, national and international events. Check out our upcoming events in our calendar and browse our past events in the library below:


Upcoming event: Can We Survive and Thrive in Hotter Cities?

In this dialogue, we hope to delve into the question of adapting to rising temperatures – exploring the role of policy and heat adaptation plans in addressing the uneven impacts of heat in urban communities, as well as the role of cooling technologies, which demand massive energy consumption and compromise our ability to achieve mitigation goals.


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Photo Essay: Insights From Our Imagination Walks
Transitions Research's PULL Net Zero team, along with Tallulah D'Silva's Travelling Dome, organised a series of Imagination Walks in Panaji, Goa, to better understand the visions locals have for the future of their city. Through this photo essay, we communicate our insights and the benefits of walks as a social science research methodology.
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Talking about Transitions: Dialogue #6 - The Future of Nature in Mid-Sized Cities
This episode of Talking about Transitions, explored the future of nature in growing cities and their role in reducing impacts of climate change as well as protecting the needs and aspirations of the vulnerable communities.
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PULL Net Zero Imagination Walks
People’s Urban Living Lab (PULL) and Travelling Dome are hosting a series of Imagination Walks to envision what Panaji’s future looks like. Will we achieve our net zero pledge by 2050? What will our built environment look like? Where will our waste go? What will the role of nature be? Join us for a series of walks from March 15 to 17, 2024 to help us co-create shared visions for the future of our city.
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Talking about Transitions: Dialogue #5 – Digitalisation and the Anthropocene
In this iteration of Talking about Transitions, we examined the role that digital and other emerging technologies, like AI, play in shaping the Anthropocene and our responses to it. What is the digital Anthropocene, why has it become significant, and what are the key trends? We also addressed the question of how digitalisation is shaping climate action, and what are the steps that need to be taken to ensure the responsible utilisation of these technologies. 
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Talking about Transitions: Dialogue #4 - Power and Politics - Imaginaries of Urban Resilience
This Dialogue examines and questions the predominant narratives and visions of resilience in Indian cities. It aims to question whose imaginaries are shaping the future and how novel forms of engagement can provide communities and individuals with an opportunity to co-create and plan their futures. We focus on addressing real trade-offs, where resilience infrastructure has led to displacement and further marginalisation of vulnerable communities, to discover pathways for more inclusive and equitable...
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4S 2023 Panel: The Paradox of Crisis: Interrogating Emergency and Crisis Framing in Climate Infrastructures
Transitions Research hosted a panel at the Society for the Social Studies of Science 2023 meeting that delved into the complexities of the climate crisis and emphasised the need for a critical examination of the idea of crisis and emergency in climate governance. This panel took place on November 12th, 2023, 5:30 am to 6:50 am (IST) / November 11th, 2023, 1:30 pm to 3:20 pm (HST).
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Talking About Transitions: Dialogue #3- Building a Net Zero Society
Our dialogue, Building a Net Zero Society, took place during Urban October to contribute to discussions on social dimensions of net zero transitions in Indian cities. The event took place on Tuesday, World Cities Day, October 31st, 2023.
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Policy-Lab on 'Integrating Equity and Reframing Urban NbS in South Asian Cities' held in Colombo, Sri Lanka
Transitions Research hosted a Policy Lab to co-create regional and country specific pathways for incorporating NbS in urban planning and governance to address urgent climate, development and biodiversity issues faced by growing mid-sized cities in South Asia in August 2023 in Colombo, Sri Lanka
India National Workshop: Integrating Equity and Reframing Urban Nature-based Solutions
With support from the Stockholm Environment Institute’s Strategic Collaborative Fund Phase 2, Transitions Research is organising a National Workshop on Integrating Equity and Reframing Nature-based Solutions on Wednesday, June 7th, 2023. Since the mid-2010s, Nature-based Solutions (NbS) have received growing attention in the discourse surrounding net-zero ambitions, restoring ecosystems for sequestration, and biodiversity conservation. This framing of NbS has emerged from global policy, and...
Talking About Transitions: Dialogue #2 - Gendered Perspectives on Urban Resilience
Our second dialogue in our series Talking about Transitions was hosted on World Cities Day to discuss how gender transformative approaches can help build more resilient cities in India.
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