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Sujaya Rathi

Sujaya Rathi is a Principal Research Scientist at CSTEP and has over 17 years of experience in the field of integrated land use transportation research and planning in India and the USA. She is currently involved in the development of decision support tools for sanitation and transport. She is also ...

Debapriya Das

Debapriya Das is a Senior Research Economist working on urban poverty and the Indian energy scenario at CSTEP. She holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research. She has to her credit publications on several topics....

Shruthi S

Shruthi S. completed M.Tech in Transportation Engineering and Management from BMS College of Engineering, Vishveshwariah Technological University. Prior to joining CSTEP, Shruthi has worked at the Directorate of Urban Land Transport, Wilbur Smith Associates, GEP Infrastructure and TTIC for 10 years...

Shrimoyee Bhattacharya

Shrimoyee Bhattacharya works as a Senior Research Scientist and holds a Master's degree in Urban and Rural Planning. She has over 8 years of professional experience in the areas of Urban Planning and Policy Advisory for Regional plans, and urban governance. She also has experience...

Trupti P Deshpande

Trupti P Deshpande holds an M.Tech degree (Town and Country Planning) from College of Engineering, Pune. Her research areas include Master planning, Campus planning, Transport & Urban planning and leaning interest towards housing and cluster development....

Dr. Sujatha Byravan

Dr. Sujatha Byravan's broad areas of interest are science, technology and policy.  Over the past several years she has been working on specific aspects of global climate change policy and also climate change policy in India. In CSTEP she works on national climate change policy, adaptation a...

Vivek Vaidyanathan

Vivek Vaidyanathan is a Research Scientist working on urban infrastructure related projects. He holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D from TU Delft, Netherlands. He has close to 10 years of work experience i...

Pareexit Chauhan

Pareexit Chauhan, GIS Analyst, completed his Master's in Geoinformatics from Symbiosis International University, Pune. He has done his Bachelor's in Geography from M.S University, Vadodara. He has worked in Jana Urban Space Foundation as a GIS Intern. His areas of interest include geogr...

Sonali Anusree

Sonali has completed her Bachelor's in Architecture from College of Engineering, Bhubaneshwar and completed her Master's in Planning with specialisation in Environmental Planning from CEPT, Ahemdabad. She has gained architectural experience during her B.Arch training from Anindiya Basu &...

Gayathri Muralidharan

Gayathri Muralidharan holds a Master’s degree in Regional Planning from School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi. Prior to joining CSTEP she worked at Egis Geoplan Pvt. Ltd. Her areas of interest include study of issues in urban development and in providing sustainable & smart soluti...

Merlin Francis

Merlin Francis holds a Master’s degree in Communication from Christ University, Bangalore. Prior to joining CSTEP, she worked with The New Indian Express and Times of India for 5 years. She is interested in the reading and writing about transport and urban sustainability, governance, education...

Aswathy KP

Aswathy has completed M Tech in Civil Engineering with specialisation in Traffic and Transportation Planning from National Institute of Technology, Calicut. She previously worked as a Project Assistant at Centre for infrastructure, Sustainable Transportation and Urban Planning (CiSTUP, IISc Bangalor...

Dr. Pratima Singh

Dr. Pratima Singh holds a Doctoral Degree in Natural Resources (Energy and Environment) from TERI University, New Delhi. Her doctoral research was on “Energy use and GHG emission analysis of urban wastewater infrastructure and scoping for use of renewable energy resources”. Her work focu...

Dr. Sarath Guttikunda

Dr.Sarath Guttikunda is a TED Fellow, founder of UrbanEmissions.Info (UEinfo, India), and an affiliate associate professor at Desert Research Institute (Reno, USA). His main research interest is analysis of urban emissions at local, regional, and global scales and finding ways to bridge the gap betw...

Marisa Yesudas

Noelene Marisa Yesudas completed her Post Graduation in Urban and Regional Planning from CEPT University, Ahmedabad and Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from M.S Ramiah School of Architecture, Bangalore. Prior to joining CSTEP, Marisa worked at the Centre of Excellence in Urban Transport (CoE...

Samarth Makhija

Samarth Makhija is pursuing Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA . His research interests lie in the areas of Cryptography, Machine Learning, Astrophysics and Nanotechnology. ...

Sattvika Ashok

Sattvika Ashok is pursuing a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics, Mathematics & Statistics from Mount Carmel College, Bangalore. Her research interests lie in the areas of urban in...

Workshop on Training Needs Assessment on Climate Change Regional Dialogue

Sujaya Rathi, Principal Research Scientist and Shrimoyee Bhattacharya, Senior Researcher from CSTEP participated as subject experts for Urban Planning and Transport at the Training Needs Assessment Workshop on Climate Change, organised by the Environmental Management and Policy Research Institute (E...

Workshop on Urban Policy Dialogues 2014

Shrimoyee Bhattacharya, Senior Researcher from CSTEP attended a workshop on Urban Policy Dialogues, 2014, at the Indian Institute of Human Settlements (IIHS), Bangalore....

Interactive Workshop on Fly Ash Utilisation

Mohd. Sahil Ali (Senior Research Economist, CSTEP) presented a presentation on “Improving Fly Ash Utilisation in the Cement Industry: A Resource Efficiency Approach” at the ‘Fly Ash Utilisation Interactive Workshop’ organised jointly by the Mission Energy Foundation and Fly A...

Project Advisory Committee Meeting A Platform for Integrated Sanitation Investment Planning Proof of Concept Tool

Center for Study of Science Technology and Policy (CSTEP) organised a Project Advisory Committee Meeting for “A Platform for Integrated Sanitation Investment Planning – Proof-of-Concept Tool”. The meeting was attended by representatives from CSTEP, CEPT University, Arghyam, CDD Soc...

Talk titled From CART to CAPART

Dr. Anil Date, Professor, IIT Bombay delivered a talk at CSTEP titled ‘From CART to CAPART’, detailing two technology interventions in a tribal society in semi-urban Maharashtra....

Short Course on Urban Research Using Public Data Sources

Shrimoyee Bhattacharya (Senior Research Engineer) and Mohd. Sahil Ali (Research Economist) from CSTEP attended a short course on ‘Using Public Data Sources (NSSO) to conduct urban research’ organised by the Indian Institute for Human Settlement (IIHS)....

Reinvent the Toilet Fair

Jai Asundi (Principal Research Scientist), Sujaya Rathi (Principal Investigator), Aarti Daryanani (Sanitation Consultant), Chaitanya V. (Research Engineer) and Arushi Sen (Media Coordinator) from CSTEP participated as an exhibitor at “Reinvent the Toilet Fair: India” which was co-hosted ...

Training Programme on Urban Transport

Shrimoyee Bhattacharya, Senior Researcher (CSTEP) was invited as a guest speakers in the 2nd round of training programme on Urban Transport organised by the State Institute of Urban Development (SIUD), Karnataka....

Training on Urban Transport

Sujaya Rathi, Principal Investigator (CSTEP) and Shrimoyee Bhattacharya, Senior Researcher (CSTEP) were invited as guest speakers in a training programme on Urban Transport organised by the State Institute of Urban Development (SIUD), Karnataka at the Administrative Training Institute (ATI) campus i...

Project Initiation Workshop by BORDA and CDD Society

Sujaya Rathi, Principal Research Scientist at CSTEP was invited to the Project Initiation Workshop organised by BORDA and CDD Society for establishing Operation and Maintenance Services for Decentralised Urban Sanitation Infrastructure in Karnataka....

Workshop on Urban Transport

Sujaya Rathi, Principal Research Scientist, CSTEP, made a presentation on “Fitting Plans –Structure Plan & Master Plan, CTTP, CMP & Policies at a workshop on Urban Transport (Mobility Strategies for Bangalore), organised by State Institute for Urban Development (SIUD). Shrimoyee ...

Workshop on Universal Urban Sanitation

Sujaya Rathi attended the National Workshop on Towards Universal Urban Sanitation -Smaller Cities a Priority Area for Policy Focus in New Delhi....

Lecture on Sustainable Development and Urban Transformation

Sujaya Rathi, Principal Research Scientist, CSTEP, attended a lecture on “Sustainable Development and Urban Transformation: Lessons learned and Perspective” at Indian Institute of Human Settlement, Bangalore. ...

Talk on Community Planning and Participation

Prof. Tom Angotti, Professor of Urban Affairs and Planning at Hunter College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York gave a presentation on Community Planning and Participation, and showed videos prepared by his students at Hunter College at CSTEP....

Book Release Event of 'State of Urban Services in India's Cities'

Researchers from CSTEP attended the book releave event of 'State of Urban Services in India's Cities', authored by Dr. Kala Seetharam Sridhar, Senior Research Fellow and Dr. Venugopala Reddy, Research Officer from Public Affairs Centre, Bangalore. The synopsis of the book is available he...

Visit by Shri. Montek Singh Ahluwalia

Shri. Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, Government of India, visited CSTEP. Researchers from CSTEP presented their work on Energy Efficiency, New Battery Materials, Urban Infrastructure and a demonstration of the Disaster Management and Energy Game developed by CSTEP....

Talk on Smart Growth in India

Don Carter, David Lewis Director of Urban Design and Regional Engagement of the Remaking Cities Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, USA delivered a talk on Smart Growth in India at CSTEP. THis presentation discussed global trends in urbanisation, lessons learned from the U.S. in sustainable devel...

Talk titled ‘Dissecting Akrama-Sakrama: Understanding the Amendment to KTCP Act on Regularizing Unauthorized Construction Developments in Urban Areas of Karnataka’

Dr. H. S. Sudhira, Researcher with Gubbi Labs, Bangalore delivered a talk at CSTEP titled Dissecting Akrama-Sakrama: Understanding the Amendment to KTCP Act on Regularizing Unauthorized Construction Developments in Urban Areas of Karnataka’....

Workshop on Mobility for Smart Cities

Sujaya Rathi, Principal Research Scientist attended the Bengaluru chapter regional dialogue of the Workshop on Mobility for Smart Cities in Chennai, organised by the Center of Excellence in Urban Transport (CEUT), Madras....

Lecture on Incorporating Demographic Shifts in the Planning Process

Shrimoyee Bhattacharya, Senior Researcher, Urban Development at CSTEP was invited to deliver a guest lecture on ‘Incorporating Demographic Shifts in the Planning process: A Look at Methodological Challenges’ to the students of Architecture at R.V. College, Bengaluru....

LSE Urban Age Conference, 2014

Sujaya Rathi, Principal Research Scientist and Shrimoyee Bhattacharya, Senior Researcher from CSTEP were invited to attend the 13th Urban Age Conference organised by the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and the Alfred Herrhausen Society, the International Forum of Deutsche Bank...

Urban Mobility India Conference 2014

Sujaya Rathi, Principal Research Scientist at CSTEP was invited to present at the Urban Mobility India (UMI) Conference and Expo organised by the Institute of Urban Transport (India) under the aegis of the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, held in New Delhi between November 25...

Workshop on ‘Climate Change on Urban-risk Vulnerability and Adaptation Measure’

Sujaya Rathi, Principal Research Scientist and Shrimoyee Bhattacharya, Senior Researcher, Urban Development from CSTEP were invited as Key Resource Persons for a training programme on ‘Climate Change on Urban- Risk, Vulnerability and Adaptation Measures’ organised by the Environmental Ma...

Workshop on Urban Water Systems in India: A Way Forward

Shrimoyee Bhattacharya attended a "Workshop on Urban Water Systems in India: A Way Forward" on February 23, 2015 organised by Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations, New Delhi....

Workshop on 'Understanding the Urban through Films'

Arushi Sen, Media Coordinator at CSTEP, attended a three day workshop titled ‘Geographies of Desire: Understanding the Urban through Films’ organised by the Indian Institute of Human Settlements (IIHS) between March 13-15, 2015....

Lecture Series on Smart Mobility

Anantha Lakshmi P. (Senior Research Engineer), Subhrajit Debnath (Research Engineer) and Chaitanya Kanth (Research Engineer) from CSTEP attended a Guest Lecture Series related to “Smart Mobility" organised by the Center for Infrastructure and Sustainable Transport and Urban Planning (CiST...

Inception Meeting of Peri-urban Study

CSTEP organised a Stakeholder Consultation on the Peri-urban Research Project, which is being funded by the International Development and Research Centre (IDRC) on July 24, 2015....

Transforming Urban India: Developing Smart and Sustainable Cities

NITI Aayog with CSTEP organised a workshop aiming to provide a platform for exchange of ideas and knowledge among key stakeholders on issues related to the development of smart and sustainable cities, September 2, 2015, New Delhi....

Talk on Adaptation of Urbanising Watersheds

Dr. Sharad Lele, Senior Fellow, Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE) delivered a talk on “Adaptation in urbanising watersheds” at CSTEP on December 18, 2015....

Workshop on Implications of Government of India Schemes on Urban Planning and Services

Shrimoyee Bhattacharya, Senior Research Scientist and Sonali Anusree Patro, Research Analyst from CSTEP attended a one day workshop organised by the State Institute of Urban Development (SIUD) at Training Hall SIUD, Mysore on August 19, 2016....

Workshop on Peri-Urban Development and Sustainability

CSTEP organised a Workshop on Peri-Urban Development and Sustainability on September 23, 2016....

Mobility & Urban Poor

Mobility & Urban Poor, Sujaya Rathi, Institute of Urban Transport & Cities for Mobility, 2010 - 2011...

A Simple Explicit Model Approximating the Relationship between Speed and Density of Vehicular Traffic on Urban Roads

A Simple Explicit Model Approximating the Relationship between Speed and Density of Vehicular Traffic on Urban Roads, The 4th Annual International Conference on Next Generation Infrastructures, November 16-18, 2011...