Advancing knowledge and action on built environment and human habitats

 

Welcome to CEPT Research and Development Foundation (CRDF).

CRDF is the research and advisory arm of CEPT University. CEPT University has created a vibrant environment of interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation focused on issues concerning human habitats. Through CRDF, University engages actively in research projects, advisory assignments and capacity building initiatives aimed at solving critical problems in the built environment and improving people’s quality of life in towns and cities.

Through these research and consulting pursuits, our faculty members make available their academic knowledge and professional expertise to external stakeholders including the government, public sector organisations, NGOs, communities and businesses.

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CRDF is organized around domain-focused centers typically overseen by a senior faculty member associated with CEPT University.


Our Impact

 

Engaging with government agencies on policies, processes and capacity enhancement is central to CRDF’s mission of advancing knowledge and action on built environments in Indian cities. Our interdisciplinary research that spans diverse areas from built environment and energy, urban land planning and policy processes, urban infrastructure, to leveraging geospatial technology for decision making is aimed at delivering tangible results with far-reaching impact.

13000+

CRDF's social media strength

900+

Cities supported under Performance Improvement Plans of CWAS

585+

Personnel trained for Local Area Planning & Town Planning Schemes

28+

Cities supported for sustainable transport policy and practice

Projects

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Events

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News

  May 16, 2022
Idea behind the Art contest
  May 16, 2022
Others
Idea behind the Art contest

CRDF presents the ‘IDEA BEHIND THE ART’ competition The theme for 2022: “Outward and Upward: Planning for a Growin...

  March 30, 2022
Thermal comfort and affordable housing training
  March 30, 2022
Training Program
Thermal comfort and affordable housing training

Facilitated by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, the project Climate Smart Buildings (CSB) has b...

  March 21, 2022
CWAS wins FICCI Water Award
  March 21, 2022
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CWAS wins FICCI Water Award

Center for Water and Sanitation (CWAS), received the '9th edition of FICCI Water Awards' in Urban Wastewater Management categor...


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