This Program Area focus on research, training and consultancy services related to Urban and Rural Development Studies.CED has good experience in urban planning, preparation of City Development Plans, preparation of GIS Maps for the cities and panchayats, preparation of Designs, Estimate and Master Plans for solid waste and wastewater management, storm water management, slum improvement programs, research and technology development in urban and rural development related sectors, etc. CED is also involved in Urban Heritage and Urban Environment Management studies to support the ULBs to plan these sectors. CED has also vast experience in implementation and management of solid waste and waste water management in urban local bodies.CED was managing the 300MT capacity solid waste processing plant of Thiruvananthapuram and Kochi City Corporation since 2008 to 2012.
Being the Centre of Excellence of Ministry of Urban Development,Government of India in the area of Urban Development,CED provides support to ULBs on Solid Waste and Waste water Management.
CED is also involved in action research programs and technology development in these areas as part of CoE.
CED is also engaged in massive Capacity Building and Training Program for ULBs of Kerala, Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar and West Bengal as part of Comprehensive Capacity Building Program of MoUD, GoI.
- Urban Planning and Urban Development
- Solid Waste Management
- Waste water Management
- Urban Heritage and Environment Management
- Rural Development Studies
- Decentralized Planning Programs