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Global Energy Nexus in Urban Settlements (GENUS)

Current projects

CRASSH research networks: GENUS

2018-2019: CRASSH research networks funding to run seminars and workshops in Cambridge.


Gender and household energy: female participation in designing domestic energy in India's slum rehabilitation housing

2018-2019: British Academy Knowledge Frontiers: International Interdisciplinary projects


PI: Dr Minna Sunnik-Blanc (Cambridge architecture).

Co-Is: Prof Jaideep Prabhu (Judge Business School), Dr Ruchi Choudhary (Cambridge Engineering), Dr Charlotte Lemanski (Cambridge Geography), Dr Ronita Bardham (Indian Institute for Technology, Bombai, India).

Postdoctoral fellow: Dr Anika Haque

International partners:

Energy innovation for low-cost housing in India and South Africa: strategies for inter-disciplinary and cross-institutional dialogue

2017-2019: British Academy GCRF Cities and Infrastructure Programme


PI: Dr Charlotte Lemanski (Cambridge Geography).

Co-Is: Dr Minna Sunnik-Blanc (Cambridge architecture), Prof Jaideep Prabhu (Juidge Business School), Dr Ruchi Choudhary (Cambridge Engineering), Dr Amir Baziz (Indian Institute for Human Settlements), Dr Jiska De Groot (University of Cape Town).

Postdoctoral fellow: Dr Ruth Massey

International partners:

Learning between stakeholders: energy innovation for low-income housing in the Western Cape, South Africa

British Academy Knowledge Frontiers Grants

This interdisciplinary research project explores community engagement in energy governance (particularly for energy access and innovation) in low-income urban settlements of South Africa. The interdisciplinary research team comprises University of Cambridge expertise from geography, engineering, architecture and the Judge business school. The project partners with the African Climate and Development Institute (University of Cape Town) and Project 90 by 2030 (Cape Town NGO).

PI: Dr Charlotte Lemanski (Cambridge Geography).

Postdoctoral Researcher: Anika Haque


International partners: