Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (NIGLAS), Nanjing, China
Gaurav Joshi, is currently pursuing doctoral research in Human Geography at Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (NIGLAS) with the support of CAS-TWAS President Fellowship. Prior to that he has about five years of work experience in the field of urban & environment planning, infrastructure & transport planning while working with Canada based LEA group company and ICRA Management consulting (Moody’s Arm). He has undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering and graduated in Infrastructure & Urban Planning from Faculty of Planning & Public Policy at CEPT University along with one year executive infrastructure management program. He has worked on climate change impact on aviation, ADB funded PPP projects on water supply, roads, urban governance, green-field port development, and environmental planning.
During his PhD, he will be working in the areas of sustainable urbanisation in India, and potentially in comparison to China. India and China have moved rapidly from a rural society to quickly developing market-based economies and are facing a crash development program to maintain and expand their economies. In a period of rapid national industrialisation and urban growth, planning should precede or at least accompanies development at every stage for both the countries. The number of challenges thrown out by rapid development in urban areas motivated him to pursue PhD in China. His current research on ‘Incorporating risks, resilience into urban energy use planning’ deal with the potential role of urban planning governance in addressing energy risks.
Research Interests/Expertise: Role of land-use in low carbon mobility, urban governance & transformations, urban energy risks & resilience in cities, smart cities development