The Future Ground: Urban Planning under climate uncertainty

“Plans are (maybe) useless, but planning is indispensable.” My research focus is to explore and develop a methodology for urban planning under climate uncertainties. I primarily work with two contrasting cities of the Global north and south: Amsterdam and Mumbai. I bring together my training and experience as an architect and urban planner to develop a collaborative approach combining design thinking and model-based decision support to develop the methodology. My research process includes development of a spatio-temporal framework for long-range planning, conducting interviews with planning practitioners and simulation of future land-use scenarios under changing climate conditions. I am a licensed architect in India and have worked on multiple design commissions. Until 2019, I was part of the team developing the global Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure.

PhD student: S. (Supriya) Krishnan

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