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Department :  Guru Ramdas School of Planning

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Name:Dr. Kiran Sandhu
Areas of Interest / SpecializationHousing and Community Development Municipal Solid waste Management Transportation Urban Governance Disaster Management
Best Ten Publications:Public- Private Partnerships in Infrastructure development in India; A Retrospective Overview, Trialog, An International Journal, Vol.111, 2014. Urban Transport and Poverty Mitigation Dynamics in African Cities; The case of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in Aldrich, B and Sandhu, R.S (eds.) Housing the Urban Poor in Developing Countries: The Market Approach, Rawat Publications, 2014. Formal housing finance outreach and the urban poor in India, International Journal of Housing Markets and Analysis, Vol.6,No.3,2013. Quality of Life Assessment in Road Traffic Accidents, The Case of Addis Ababa, in the Book, Cities as Engines of Growth and Transformation in Ethiopia, (eds.)Van Dijk, M. P. and A. Bongwa, Lesan Press, Ethiopia, 2012. Amritsar, A Metropolis built around the Golden Temple, Million Cities of India, Volume II, in Mishra, R.P (ed.), Concept Publishing Company, India, 2014. Impact of Neo-Liberal Paraphernalia on Amritsar City; Of Transformations and Transgressions, Sri Lanka Journal of Real Estate, Issue:04, 2010. Perils of Road Traffic Accidents (RTA) and Mobility Risk on Indian Roads, Urban Transport Journal, Vol. 9, No.1, 2010. Exploring Conjectural Perspectives of Evaluation as an Integral Part of the Project Cycle, Indian Journal of Management,Vol.3,No.5, 2010. Roads or Death Traps? Impacts and quality of life outcomes of road traffic accidents, Indian Highways Journal, 2008. Impact of Neoliberal Ideology on Housing Policy and Practice, ITPI Journal, Vol.1 No.4, 2004.
Awards and Honours:2014, Awarded a grant by Romanian Waste Association to participate in a Capacity Building Programme on Municipal Solid Waste Management in Developing Economies, University of Cluj Napoca, Romania. 2014, Awarded a grant by UNOPS to participate and present research paper at the International Conference on 'Real Change and transformations. 2012, Awarded grant by Institute of Research and Development, Paris, France to travel to Paris, France and present research paper at International Conference on 'The Unequal City, Contested Spaces, Governance in Tension'. 2012, Honoured by Federal Transport Authority of Ethiopia for contribution to transportation curriculum for professional capacity building programmes. 2009, Awarded grant by Institute of Housing and Urban Development Studies, Rotterdam, Netherlands to present research paper at International Conference on Open Cities. 2007, Awarded a scholarship by Stockholm Environment Institute and Government of Dongsheng, Inner Mongolia, China, to travel to Dongsheng and present at the International Conference on Sustainable Sanitation. 2001, Awarded the DFID(Department for International Development)Commonwealth Scholarship to pursue MSc Development and Planning at University College London, UK.