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.
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.
Cities supported under Performance Improvement Plans of CWAS
Personnel trained for Local Area Planning & Town Planning Schemes
Vernacular furniture pieces mapped in Gujarat, Rajasthan, Punjab and Haryana
cities supported for sustainable transport policy and practice