India Clean Air Connect aims to help unlock barriers to air quality action in India at scale
Our goal is to support greater coordination, & collaboration across people working on air quality from diverse expertise and geographies
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India Clean Air Connect is a response to air quality convenings hosted by the India Climate Collaborative, Clean Air Fund, ClimateWorks Foundation and Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation in 2019 and 2020.
India's air pollution is not limited to one city or one source
Solving for India's air pollution crisis means:
Aligning efforts across different disciplines to address multiple sources of pollution
Improving air quality in all 124 non-attainment cities, 73 polluted industrial clusters and more
Amplifying and strengthening existing efforts and networks
124 Non-attainment cities
73 Critically polluted industrial clusters
If your work seeks to improve India’s air quality through communication, advocacy, research, policy change, planning, litigation, community engagement or market-based solutions, join #IndiaCleanAirConnect
ITDP India is looking to hire a Research Associate - Urban Development with experience and interest in research on urban design, urban planning, transport systems, and public policy. The ideal candidate must be passionate about creating streets and cities that prioritises walking, cycling, and public transport, proficient in conducting high-quality research, and have excellent written and verbal communication skills. The position requires 40 hours per week and is based in Chennai. The selected candidate will work closely with ITDP India’s programmatic team in Tamil Nadu and require to travel regularly to the different cities in the state
Qualification and Essential Attributes
- Postgraduate degree in urban design, urban planning, or other relevant fields. Candidates with an undergraduate degree and more than three years of relevant work experience can apply.
- Minimum 2 years experience in working with/for government agencies
- Excellent English writing and editing skills
- Conversational proficiency in the regional language (Tamil)
- Proficiency in using GIS tools for data mapping, analysis, and verification.
- Strong time-management and organisational skills
- Ability to maintain high standards while contributing pragmatic ideas
About the organisation
The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) works with cities worldwide to promote transport solutions that reduce traffic congestion, air pollution, and greenhouse emissions while improving urban livability and economic opportunity. ITDP is a not-for-profit organisation with its headquarters in New York City. ITDP works in South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, India, China, Indonesia, Brazil, Mexico, and the United States.