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Keya Chakraborty

Area of Interest

Critical Geographer, Urban Planner


Masters in Geography, University of Calcutta

Ph.D. in Urban Planning, from Indian Institute Technology, Kharagpur, India

Post-Doctoral Researcher in Centre for Infrastructure, Sustainable Transportation, and Urban Planning (CiSTUP), Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Junior Research Fellowship (NET-UGC)

Work Experience

  • Research Consultant at ‘Sustainable cities of India’ Urban Post-Doctoral Research Consultant at Transformations Lab, Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea. World Smart Sustainable City Organization (WeGO), South Korea on the theme of ‘ICT and e-governance’
  • Research work in multiple aspects of socio-economic issues in Public Affairs Centre, Bangalore
  • Teaching responsibilities,  University of Calcutta

Interest Areas

sustainable and sustainable transition studies; socio-economic inequality studies and spatial analyses

Current Practice at Srishti

Principal Investigator – Center for Reimagining Transitions (CRT) 

Environment and Society, Development economics, Spatial techniques and data visualization

Creative Practice and Outreach

As a research practitioner, working with IC NET Ltd, Consultant of Japan International Corporation Agency

Projects showcase:

Growth and Development

Growth and Development
Jakkur Lake as an ecosystem: Discussion and side walk with Dr Annapurna in terms of getting the ideas how the lake has been improved from its previous situation and what are the issues and preventive measures to protect the lake


Interdependence and Context-Sensitive Action

Interdependence and Context-Sensitive Action
Community based conservation research – Kokkare Bellur: Students’ engagement with villagers in order to know the cultural and social myths in around Kokkare Bellur for the birds