2017 MPlan, Regional Planning, School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi
2015 BTech, Civil Engineering, NSS College of Engineering, Palakkad
States: Kerala, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu
Cities: Delhi, Lucknow, Chennai
Languages: English, Malayalam, Hindi, Tamil
Dhanik Narayan is a Civil Engineer turned Spatial Planner who has a keen interest in urbanisation and the opportunities it provides for development. He has received his Master’s Degree from SPA Delhi, with a specialisation in Regional Planning. In his Master’s thesis entitled ’Defining Urbanisation and Urbanity in Regions with an Atypical Settlement Pattern: A Case Study of Kerala’, he conducted an extensive study by mapping and analysing all the settlements in the state for over 300 parameters. His study presented the uniqueness of the ‘Kerala Model of Urbanisation’ through innovative methods including the use of Satellite Night Lights. While working as an intern for SPA Delhi, he prepared a RURBAN cluster action Plan for the Puthuppally-Manarkad Cluster in Kerala, which was approved by the GoI.
Dhanik also worked at the Kerala Institute of Local Administration (KILA) as a Research Associate, where his primary responsibility was to prepare City Sanitation Plans for different Municipalities in the state. He has been involved in conducting training sessions for the Municipal Engineers and other staff as part of the residential training programme ’Technological Options for Waste Management’, organised by KILA.
At IIHS, Dhanik supports the TNUSSP team by providing technical assistance to Urban Local Bodies and private players.