2016 BPlan, SPA Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
States: Kerala, Karnataka
Cities: Kochi, Bengaluru
Languages: English, Hindi, Malayalam
Abhinav is an urban planner and his prime research areas are water and sanitation, green infrastructure and psychological well-being. His teaching interest lies mainly in Sustainable Urban Development and topics related to the environment. He previously worked with the Greater Cochin Development Authority, Ernakulam and the Centre for Environment and Agriculture Department, Pondicherry.
Abhinav’s Bachelor’s thesis focussed on Rejuvenation of Lost Urban Spaces, which looked at different Urban Design strategies for the revitalisation of under-utilised or dead spaces in Bhopal.
At IIHS, Abhinav works with the Urban Practitioners’ Program in the execution of capacity building courses oriented towards the public, private and civil sector. He is part of the faculty team for the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affair’s AMRUT Integrated Capacity Building Workshops and has facilitated sessions for government officials across nine states. He has also been a part of other teaching programs such as the Sustainable Development Workshop and Urban Fellowship Programme at IIHS. Through his teaching, he has explored various other subjects such as Urban Transportation, National Urban Missions, Urban Livelihoods, Heritage Development, Housing and Disaster Management. He was part of the UPP team that conducted an AMRUT Reform Evaluation Study on behalf of the NIUA. His opinions on public transport in Bengaluru appeared in a documentary in Bangalore’s CityCast