Advancing knowledge and action on built environment and human habitats

 

Welcome to CEPT Research and Development Foundation (CRDF).

CRDF is a multidisciplinary think-do-tank promoted by CEPT University. Through CRDF, University engages actively in research projects, advisory assignments and capacity-building initiatives to solve critical problems in the built environment and improve people’s quality of life in towns and cities.

In the research and consulting pursuits, our faculty members make available their academic knowledge and professional expertise to external stakeholders, including 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.




Archived Centers


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, and urban infrastructure, to leveraging geospatial technology for decision-making is aimed at delivering tangible results with far-reaching impact.

17000+

Community relationships build across CRDF's digital platforms

1700+

Personnel trained for Local Area Planning (LAP) & Town Planning Schemes (TPS)

1000+

Cities supported under the Performance Assessment System (PAS) of CWAS

50+

Capacity building programs for sustainable policy and practice

Projects

Support to Kolhapur and Satara for FSSM
Support to Kolhapur and Satara for FSSM

HT Parekh Foundation, Kolhapur Municipal Corporation, Satara Municipal Corporation
2020 - 2022 | Capacity Building,Research | CWAS

Citywide Inclusive Sanitation – Wai
Citywide Inclusive Sanitation – Wai

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Wai Municipal Council
2018 - Ongoing | Capacity Building,Research | CWAS

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Events

Conserving Historic Bridges
Announcement
Conserving Historic Bridges

February 29, 2024
CFP Basement, CEPT Campus

Site as a Pedagogic Tool
Announcement
Site as a Pedagogic Tool

February 26, 2024
FT Conference Room (FT-216), CEPT University Campus

Architecture is Climate
Announcement
Architecture is Climate

February 23, 2024
Sagara Basement, CEPT University Campus

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News

  September 07, 2023
CEPT Conservation Site School
  September 07, 2023
Announcement
CEPT Conservation Site School

CHC is pleased to announce a new milestone for the CEPT Conservation Site Schools program: Kalidas Jethabhai House, Dharmaj, as it beco...

  January 20, 2024
Barjor Mehta Joined as President CEPT University
  January 20, 2024
Announcement
Barjor Mehta Joined as President CEPT University

As CEPT University transitions into a new era of leadership, we welcome Mr Barjor Mehta as the new President and Acting Director. We ex...


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