Pooja Rao

Associate - Practice | prao at iihs dot ac dot in

EDUCATION:
2013    BPlan, School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi
2018    MCRP, City and Regional Planning (Transportation), Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia, USA

 

 

 

Countries: India, United States, China, Mexico
States: Karnataka, New Delhi, Jharkhand, Rajasthan, Puducherry, Sikkim, Kerala, Haryana, Odisha
Cities: Bangalore, New Delhi, Ranchi, Tumkur, Puducherry, Atlanta, Guangzhou, Chapala
Languages: English, Kannada, Hindi, Tulu

Pooja has a Master’s degree in City and Regional Planning with a specialisation in transportation and a certificate in Geographic Information System (GIS). During her Masters, she worked with the Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development (CQGRD) on school accessibility in Sacramento and San Diego and with the Garrow Travel Demand Modelling Research Group, investigating demand substitution effects between ambulance and paratransit service.

 

Prior to her Masters, Pooja worked on several planning projects with the Urban Informatics Lab at IIHS. . She also worked on the implementation of mobility plans in Tumkur with the Center for Infrastructure, Sustainable Transportation and Urban Planning at IISc, Bengaluru.

 

Pooja now works with the Practice Team and the Geospatial Lab at IIHS.

Research Projects at IIHS

2015 – 2016 Planning, ‘Violations’, and Urban Inclusion: A Study of Ranchi
2015 Visualizations for Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan, Rajasthan
2015 Urban India Report for Urban Policy Dialogues 2015
2015 IIHS Kengeri Campus Planning Study
2014 – 2016 Ford Re-Framing Urban Inclusion Project (Topic: Development Control Regulations and Urban Form: Exploring the Linkages.)
2014 – 2015 Ford Re-Framing Urban Inclusion Project (Topic: What can we say about equity in urban transport?)

Journal Articles:

  • Baindur, D., & Rao, P. (2016). Equity in public transport—a case of Bangalore’s city bus transport. Journal of Sustainable Urbanization, Planning and Progress, 1(1), 44-55.

 

Book/Book chapters:

  • Jana, A., Malladi, T., Anand, G., Bhan, G., Harish, S., Raju, M. J. S., & Rao, P. (2015). Housing. In A. Revi (Ed.), Urban India 2015: Evidence. Bangalore: Indian Institute for Human Settlements.
  • Jana, A., Malladi, T., Anand, G., Wankhade, K., Vishnu, M.J., Raju, M. J. S., & Rao, P. (2015). Urban water supply and sanitation. In A. Revi (Ed.), Urban India 2015: Evidence. Bangalore: Indian Institute for Human Settlements
  • Jana, A., Malladi, T., Anand, S., Bhan, G., Koduganti, J., Raju, M. J. S., & Rao, P. (2015). Poverty, inequality and exclusion. In A. Revi (Ed.), Urban India 2015: Evidence. Bangalore: Indian Institute for Human Settlements.
  • Jana, A., Malladi, T., Anand, S., Koduganti, J., Raju, M. J. S., & Sami, N. (2015). In A. Revi (Ed.), Urban economy. In A. Revi (Ed.), Urban India 2015: Evidence. Bangalore: Indian Institute for Human Settlements.
  • Jana, A., Malladi, T., Raju, M. J. S., & Rao, P. (2015). Demographic Dynamics. In A. Revi (Ed.), Urban India 2015: Evidence. Bangalore: Indian Institute for Human Settlements.
  • Jana, A., Malladi, T., Raju, M. J. S., & Rao, P. (2015). Energy. In A. Revi (Ed.), Urban India 2015: Evidence. Bangalore: Indian Institute for Human Settlements.
  • Malladi, T., Rao, P. & Shah, S. (2015). Transport. In A. Revi (Ed.), Urban India 2015: Evidence. Bangalore: Indian Institute for Human Settlements.

Public Intellectual Writing:

  • Rao, P. (2018, April). Transit fare structure and equity: Case of MARTA, Atlanta. Paper presented at the APA National Planning Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
  • Cochran, J., Douglass, S., Douthat, T., Nord, A. Rao, P. & Wolfe, A. (2018, March). Demographic and land use modeling for transit planning and management in urbanizing areas. Paper presented at the GPA Spring Conference, Gainesville, Georgia, USA.
  • Duncan, D., Rao, P., Sepkowitz, I. & Veriah, R. (2018, February). Strengthening the power of tourism through small and micro enterprises. Paper presented at the  Career, Research, and Innovation Development Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
  • Carmenate, S., Diwangkari, A., Kim, R., Meng, C. & Rao, P. (2017, September). Transit fare change equity analysis. Paper presented at the APA Florida Conference, Daytona Beach, Florida, USA.
  • Rao, P., Jillella, S., Harish, M. & Sitharam, T.G. (2014, November). Implementing CMP action plans of tier II cities in Karnataka: Tumkur city pilot study. Paper presented at the Symposium on Sustainable and Inclusive Mobility for Indian Cities.  International Congress on Green Urban Futures, Bangalore, India.