Mukesh Yadav

Senior Associate-Practice | myadav at iihs dot ac dot in

2017 Post Graduate Diploma in Geo-informatics, GIS & Remote Sensing, Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi
2010 MPlan, Urban Planning, School of Planning & Architecture, Delhi
2008 MA, Geography, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, Delhi

2006 BA, Geography, University of Allahabad, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh





Countries: India
States: Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Maharashtra, Karnataka
Cities: New Delhi, Dehradun, Rewa, Mandla, Nainpur, Panchkula, Mumbai, Mysore
Languages: English, Hindi

Mukesh Yadav has over eight years of experience in the field of Urban and Infrastructure Planning. In his professional career, he was involved in various hierarchies of planning projects such as, City Development Plans, Tourism Plan, Master Plan, Sub-Regional Plan, and Regional Plan. He also worked extensively with spatial analysis tools through Geographical Information Systems. He is equipped with skills in Geospatial analysis software such as, ArcGIS, Erdas Imagine, AutoCAD and Q-GIS.


As an urban planner Mukesh, was involved at various stages of planning projects, which includes Secondary Data Collection, Detailed Survey, GIS Mapping, Land use Analysis, Overlay Analysis, Transportation and Network analysis, and Preparation of Regional Development Strategy for Infrastructure Facilities.


In his tenure at Delhi International Airport Limited, Mukesh was engaged in the preparation and operationalisation of GIS based web mapping portal


At IIHS, he is involved in Planning Practices and Geospatial Lab activities.

Journal Articles

  • Yadav, M. (2018, under review) Analysing landuse land cover changes & deviations in the course of river using RS & GIS in Trans- Yamuna area , Delhi. Journal of urban planning & development.
  • Thakur, B., & Yadav, M. (2012). Spatial and Temporal Characteristics of Elite Residential Colonies in Delhi, 1982–2004. In A. Dutt, V. Wadhwa, B. Thakur, & F. Costa (Eds.), Facets of Social Geography: International and Indian Perspectives (pp. 602-620). Foundation Books. doi:10.1017/UPO9788175969360.035


Other Writing

  • Yadav, M. (2019). Analysing the efficiency and suitability of drone technology for city-surveys in Maharashtra. Bengaluru: Indian Institute for Human Settlements.
  • Yadav, M. (2019). India’s new drone policy is shortsighted. Here’s why. Scroll.in.
  • Yadav, M. (2018). Property mapping in Maharashtra: selecting a suitable survey technology. Bengaluru: Indian Institute for Human Settlements.
  • 2019 Participated in three days workshop under the Indo-German Development Cooperation project organised by GIZ on Site Master Planning of Industrial Areas and developed tools, methods, and reference documents at Hotel Jaypee Vasant Continental, New Delhi.
  • 2018 Participated in two days conference organised by State of the Map Asia, on open source in Geographical Information System at Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.
  • 2009 Participated in the National Seminar on Metropolitan Regional Planning- Status and Prospects.
  • 2007 Participated in the National Seminar on Special Economic Zone.