People's Urban Living Lab (PULL):
Co-creating exceptional cities

Vision: Transform Indian cities into inclusive, exceptional places to live and thrive.

Mission: People’s Urban Living Lab (PULL) co-creates, tests and implements equitable climate solutions in Indian cities.

Pioneering Climate Solutions for Urban India

PULL’s Focus

PULL builds low carbon and climate resilient Indian cities. Cities contribute to 75% of global greenhouse emissions and are hotspots of climate impacts. We must shape our future cities to both reduce emissions while also building resilience, especially of urban poor, to emerging climate risks.

Latest Publications

Building a Net Zero Society

Our recent Talking About Transitions Dialogue, Building a Net Zero Society, unpacked the importance of social transformations to achieve a low carbon transitions in Indian cities. How can we leverage behaviour change, equitable urban planning and innovative planning approaches to create an equitable net zero future?

PULL Net Zero: Building a Net Zero Society

Urban areas have a tremendous role to play in India’s ambition to achieve net-zero by 2070. Cities could pioneer a transition to net zero by adopting socio-technical innovation across sectors like energy, buildings, mobility and business and avoid carbon lock-in as they grow. PULL is working with four, rapidly growing, mid-sized Indian cities to develop and implement net-zero strategies, with a focus on the social dimensions of these transitions.

Success Stories

We set up PULL in 2020 as a collaboration between the Panaji Smart City, Royal Danish Embassy, Transitions Research, Oxford Policy Management and The Energy Resources Institute (TERI).