I work at the intersection of urbanization patterns, local energy policy and equity. In my research, I seek to understand the motivations, intentions and plans of multiple actors endowed with limited capabilities, imperfect foresight and distributed authority, in urban settings. Lately, I have been studying these issues in the context of local energy planning. I routinely use high cadence, large geospatial and temporal datasets and novel quantitative methods in my research. I am also a planning theorist, specialising in organisational decision-making, institutional restructuring and the role of plans. In addition to my faculty appointments in the City & Regional Planning and the Environment, Ecology & Energy program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, I direct the the Center for Urban and Regional Studies. I am also a faculty fellow at the Insitute for the Enviroment.

  • Energy
  • Plans
  • Networks
  • Urban Morphology
  • Institutional Analysis
  • PhD in Regional Planning, 2008

    University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

  • MS in Applied Mathematics, 2007

    University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

  • Master of Urban Planning, 2004

    University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

  • B.Arch (Hons.), 2001

    Indian Institute of Technology at Kharagpur


Full courses

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Short courses

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