Migration, Livelihood Trajectories and Climate Resilience: Case Study of select medium-sized Indian cities

Migration, Livelihood Trajectories and Climate Resilience: Case Study of select medium-sized Indian cities

This case study, carried out by Indian Institute of Human Settlements (IIHS) as part of the CapaCITIES project, attempts to explore the dimensions of multiple constraints that impede the ability of migrant communities to, freely, engage in accumulation strategies that would then enable them to stay out of vulnerabilities, enhance their resilience and coping capacities. This was carried out through a case-study of the migration, livelihoods and climate resilience nexus in two medium sized cities in India – Siliguri (West Bengal) and Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) in order to draw lessons, in general, for medium-sized Indian cities to manage the migration-livelihoods-climate resilience dynamics.