Abhinav M

Assistant - Urban Practitioners' Programme | abhinavm at iihs dot ac dot in

2016    BPlan, SPA Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh


Countries: India
Kerala, Karnataka
Kochi, Bengaluru
English, Hindi, Malayalam

Abhinav is a planner by profession who is mainly interested in urban development and analysis of urbanisation patterns across the country. His bachelor’s thesis was on Rejuvenation of Lost Urban Spaces which basically aimed to discover specific spaces in the urban area which are either underutilised or existing as a dead urban space. The study area was Bhopal and it involved a lot of research, survey and analysis. Various theories of Urban design were adopted to rejuvenate the dead spaces within the city.


At IIHS, he works with the Urban Practitioners Programme to curate Individual Capacity Building programmes under AMRUT. The work includes course coordination both in terms of logistics and content like research support. I have contributed to teaching under AMRUT on specific subjects like Urbanisation, Urban transportation, Green Infrastructure, SWOT Analysis etc. He has given expert opinions on Public transport in Bangalore for a Short documentary in Bangalore’s CityCast.


Urban Transportation, Green Infrastructure, Urbanization etc.

Other Writing

Abhinav, M. (2016). Rejuvenation of lost spaces: a case study of Bhopal (Unpublished master’s thesis). School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal.