Herry Gulabani

Senior Associate – Urban Informatics Lab | hgulabani at iihs dot ac dot in


2019    MPlan, Economic Development, Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California,

             Los Angeles, United States of America

2017    BTech, Civil Engineering,Institute of Technology, Nirma University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

Countries: India, USA
States: Gujarat, Karnataka
Cities: Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Los Angeles
Languages: English, Hindi, Gujarati, Sindhi

Herry Gulabani is a part of the Urban Informatics Lab at IIHS and is interested in the intersection of data and urban planning in Indian cities. Herry has a Master’s in Planning with a focus on economic development and a graduate certificate in real estate development. At IIHS, Herry has been a part of multiple research and practice projects. His work mainly looks at applying quantitative methods in the domains of urban economic development. He has worked on building a disaggregated economic data set for mapping Bengaluru’s economic geography; preparing an urban transition strategy for Rajasthan; building a TOD strategy for Bengaluru’s metro Phases 2A and 2B, studying infrastructure accessibility in low-income neighbourhoods, etc. Currently, he is part of a team involved in understanding the spatial distribution of employment and income in Chennai as an input study into the city’s third master plan.


Herry is a faculty member at the Urban Fellows Programme at IIHS and co-teaches the Data Skill Lab about basic data skills, data visualisation and quantitative research methods. He has also taught capacity building courses for practitioners and government officials on the same.


His current research focuses on combining secondary data with spatial data and remote sensing to fill in gaps in data-poor environments.


  • Data Skill Lab,Quantitative Methods, Urban Fellows Programme (UFP), IIHS
  • From Raw Data to Insights: Urban Data Analysis Using R,Quantitative Methods, Urban Fellows Programme (UFP), IIHS
  • Quantitative Thinking in Urban Research and Practice,Quantitative Methods, Urban Fellows Programme (UFP), IIHS



  • Capacity Building Programme for Town Planning Officials of Maharashtra (YASHADA), Data analysis,Urban Practitioners’ Programme (UPP), IIHS
  • Capacity Building Programme for Town Planning Officials of Maharashtra (YASHADA),Livelihoods and economic development,Urban Practitioners’ Programme (UPP), IIHS
  • Research Methods Suite, Data analysis,Urban Practitioners’ Programme (UPP), IIHS
  • Research Methods, Data Visualisation and Policy Analysis for Advisors (AIGGPA), Data analysis,Urban Practitioners’ Programme (UPP), IIHS
  • Quantitative Methods Trainning, Data analysis,Center for Internet and Studies, IIHS

Journal Articles

  • Living Off-Grid Food and Infrastructure Collaboration (LOGIC), Battersby, J., Brown-Luthango, M., Fuseini, I., Gulabani, H., Haysom, G., Jackson, B., Khandelwal, V., MacGregor, H., Mitra, S., Nisbett, N., Perera, I., Te Lintelo, D., Thorpe, J., & Toriro, P. (2023). Bringing together urban systems and food systems theory and research is overdue: Understanding the relationships between food and nutrition infrastructures along a continuum of contested and hybrid access. Agriculture and Human Values. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10460-023-10507-6


Other Writing 

  • (Re)thinking the Off Grid City
  • PEAK Urban: Mapping Bangalore’s Industrial Transformation
  • PEAK Urban: Metropolitan Development and Land Based Financing
  • Chief Minister of Rajasthan’s Economic Transformation Advisory Council (CMRETAC) – Urban Transitions
  • Bengaluru Metro Rail Project: Consultancy Assignment to Support Integrated and Sustainable Urban Development along Mass Rapid Transit Corridors in Bengaluru City
  • Study on the Spatial Distribution of Employment and Income Categories in Chennai Metropolitan Area