FACULTY MEMBERS

DR. BHARAT DAHIYA

DR. BHARAT DAHIYA

Professor

Faculty

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION & CONCENTRATION

Dr. Bharat Dahiya is a highly experienced professional in sustainable urban development, having held leadership roles in international organizations and academic institutions. He has advised ministers, mayors, and governments on strategic guidance, policy development, and technical support and collaborated with prominent organizations such as the World Bank, UN-HABITAT, Asian Development Bank, UNDP, United Nations University (UNU), and Metropolis.

His expertise includes leading project teams, building partnerships, mobilizing resources for research and advisory services, and conducting applied research resulting in influential reports, including the United Nations’ inaugural report on The State of Asian Cities. Currently serving as the Director of the Research Center for Sustainable Development and Innovation at Thammasat University.

Dr. Dahiya has a strong publication record, has organized international conferences, and has extensive teaching experience at the postgraduate level. His areas of expertise encompass sustainable urbanization, climate change, urban innovation, cultural landscapes, urban planning, and community-led development.

Urban governance; planning and environment

COURSES TAUGHT

GS812 Advanced Theories in Sustainability (Ph.D. in Social Innovation and Sustainability Program)
GS761 Contemporary Sustainability Issues (M.A. in Social Innovation and Sustainability Program)
GS346 Urban Innovation (B.A. in Global Studies and Social Entrepreneurship)
TU102 Social Life Skills (B.A. in Global Studies and Social Entrepreneurship)
TU103 Life and Sustainability (B.A. in Global Studies and Social Entrepreneurship)

PUBLICATIONS

Publication :
  1. Publication: Books

    1.1 Dahiya, B., De Pascale, F., De Pietro, O., Farabollini, P., Lugeri, F.R., and Mercatanti, L. (Eds.) (2023) Disaster Resilience and Human Settlements: Emerging Perspectives in the Anthropocene, Springer Nature, Singapore (ISBN: 978-981-99-2247-5 Hardcover; 978-981-99-2250-5 Softcover; 978-981-99-2248-2 eBook) [Scopus] DOI: https://link.springer.com/book/9789819922475

    1.2 Singh, R.S., Dahiya, B., Singh, A.K., and Poudel, P.C. (Eds.) (2022) Practising Cultural Geographies: Essays in Honour of Rana P. B. Singh, Springer Nature, Singapore (ISBN: 978-981-16-6413-7 Hardcover; 978-981-16-6415-1 eBook) [Scopus] DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-6415-1

    1.3 Jenny, Hubert, Asseline, Frederic, Wang, Yihong, Mehta, Anouj, Dahiya, Bharat, and Lindfield, Michael (2020) Catalyzing Climate Finance with the Shandong Green Development Fund. ADB Briefs, No. 144. Asian Development Bank, Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila (ISBN: 978-92-9262-270-1 print; 978-92-9262-271-8 electronic) DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22617/BRF200192-2

    1.4 Dahiya, Bharat and Das, Ashok (Eds.) (2020) New Urban Agenda in Asia-Pacific: Governance for Sustainable and Inclusive Cities, Springer Nature, Singapore (ISBN: 78-981-13-6708-3 Hardcover; 978-981-13-6711-3 Softcover; 978-981-13-6709-0 eBook) [Scopus] DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-6709-0

    1.5 Dahiya, Bharat and Okitasari, Mahesti (2018) Partnering for Sustainable Development: Guidelines for Multi-stakeholder Partnerships to Implement the 2030 Agenda in Asia and the Pacific, United Nations University, Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS), Tokyo, UN-ESCAP, Bangkok (ISBN: 9789280845808; 9789280845853) DOI: http://collections.unu.edu/view/UNU:6459

    1.6 Panyarachun, Anan, Wankæo, Surichai, and Dahiya, Bharat (Eds.) (2015) Long Walk to Democratic Governance: Nelson Mandela Distinguished Lecture 2014, Chulalongkorn University Press, Bangkok (ISBN: 978-616-551-943-4)

    1.7 Bigio, Anthony G. and Dahiya, Bharat (2004) Urban Environment and Infrastructure: Toward Livable Cities, Directions in Development Series, The World Bank, Washington D.C. (ISBN: 0-8213-5796-4) DOI: https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/15018
  2. Publication: International Reports

    2.1 Dahiya, Bharat – Lead Author: Metropolis (2021) Asian Metropolitan Report, Metropolis, Barcelona. https://www.metropolis.org/node/9402

    2.2 Dahiya, Bharat – Conceptualised, Coordinated and Contributing Author: UN-Habitat (2014) 亚洲城市状况报告 2010/2011 [Chinese translation of The State of Asian Cities 2010/11], UN- HABITAT, Fukuoka (ISBN: 978-7-112-17285-6) https://unhabitat.org/sites/default/files/download-manager-files/State%20of%20Asian%20Cities%202010-11cn.pdf

    2.3 Dahiya, Bharat – Contributing Author: UN-HABITAT and International Urban Training Center (2012) Sustainable Urbanization in Asia: A Sourcebook for Local Governments, UN-HABITAT, Nairobi (ISBN: 978-92-1-132457-0) http://www.unhabitat.org/pmss/listItemDetails.aspx?publicationID=3345

    2.4 Dahiya, Bharat – Conceptualised, Coordinated and Contributing Author: UN-HABITAT (2010) The State of Asian Cities 2010/11, UN-HABITAT, Fukuoka (978-92-1-132274-3) https://unhabitat.org/books/the-state-of-asian-cities-201011/

    2.5 Dahiya, Bharat – Contributing Author: UN-HABITAT (2010) Planning Sustainable Cities: UN-Habitat Practices and Perspectives, UN-HABITAT, Nairobi; Document No. HS/1218/09. https://unhabitat.org/planning-sustainable-cities-un-habitat-practices-and-perspectives

    2.6 Dahiya, Bharat – Contributing Author: UN-Habitat (2010) Citywide Pro-Poor Ger Area Upgrading Strategy of Ulaanbaatar City. Ger Area Upgrading Strategy and Investment Plan – Knowledge Product, UN-Habitat Mongolia Office, Ulaanbaatar.

    2.7 Khan, Subhan, Qureshi, M.A. and Dahiya, Bharat (1998) Application of Spatial Data Technologies for Monitoring Urban Sprawl: The Case of Delhi (Project funded by the Canadian International Development Agency – CIDA). National Institute of Science, Technology and Development Studies (NISTADS), New Delhi.
  3. Publication: Articles and Book Chapters

    3.1 Anupama Panghal, Shweta Dahiya, Shilpa Sindhu, Parveen Siwach and Bharat Dahiya (2023) 'Strategic business model canvassing for terracotta pottery entrepreneurs in India', International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business (Scopus Q3)(Online ISSN: 1741-8054, Print ISSN: 1476-1297, Publisher: Inderscience Enterprises Ltd) Published Online: September 14, 2023, Volume 50, No. 3, pp. 407-432 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1504/IJESB.2023.134176

    3.2 Dahiya, B., De Pascale, F., De Pietro, O., Farabollini, P., Lugeri, F.R., and Mercatanti, L. (2023) ‘Disaster Resilience and Human Settlements in the Anthropocene’, In Bharat Dahiya, Francesco De Pascale, Orlando De Pietro, Piero Farabollini, Francesca Romana Lugeri, and Leonardo Mercatanti (Eds.) Disaster Resilience and Human Settlements: Emerging Perspectives in the Anthropocene, Springer, Singapore [Scopus] DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-99-2248-2_1

    3.3 Dahiya, B. and Okitasari, M. (2022) Accessing the Loss and Damage climate fund, Science, Vol. 378, No. 6626, p.1285 (ISSN 0036-8075) [Scopus] DOI: https://www.science.org/doi/epdf/10.1126/science.adf9670

    3.4 Panghal, A., Dahiya, S., Sindhu, S., Dahiya, B., and Mor, R.S. (2022) Benchmarking the Interactions among Challenges for Blockchain Technology Adoption: A Circular Economy Perspective, International Journal of Mathematical, Engineering and Management Sciences, Vol. 7, No. 6, pp. 859-872. (ISSN 2455-7749) [Scopus] DOI: https://doi.org/10.33889/IJMEMS.2022.7.6.054

    3.5 Dahiya, B. (2022) ‘Sustainable Urbanization and Communities – An Asian Perspective’ in A. Khatri and M.B. Pundir (Eds.) Proceedings International Conference on Urban Villages: A transformational discourse in architecture and planning, Urban Village Charitable Trust, New Delhi, pp. 30-40.

    3.6 Dahiya, B. and Singh, J. (2022) Methodological Challenges in Estimating the Impact of Improved Sanitation on Child Health Outcomes: A Review of Studies in India, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 57, No. 23, pp. 34-40 (ISSN: 0012-9976) [Scopus] DOI: https://www.epw.in/journal/2022/23/insight/methodological-challenges-estimating-impact.html

    3.7 Singh, R.S. and Dahiya, B. (2022) ‘Rana Pratap Bahadur Singh, ‘Rana-ji’: Academic Contributions, Professional Career and Recognition’, In R.S. Singh, B. Dahiya, A.K. Singh and P.C. Poudel (eds.) Practising Cultural Geographies: Essays in Honour of Rana P. B. Singh, Springer Nature, Singapore, pp.25-57. [Scopus] DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-6415-1_2

    3.8 Singh, R.S., Dahiya, B., Singh, A.K., and Poudel, P.C. (2022) ‘Introduction: Essays in Honour of Rana P. B. Singh’, In R.S. Singh, B. Dahiya, A.K. Singh and P.C. Poudel (eds.) Practising Cultural Geographies: Essays in Honour of Rana P. B. Singh, Springer Nature, Singapore, pp.3-24. [Scopus] DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-6415-1_1

    3.9 Cai, C. and Dahiya, B. (2020) Gender Equality in Asia-Pacific: Reflections on the Beijing+25 Review, Space and Culture, India, Vol. 8, No. 3, pp. 7-17 (e-ISSN: 2052-8396) [Scopus] DOI: https://doi.org/10.20896/saci.vi0.1000

    3.10 Dahiya, B. and Gentry, B. (2020) ‘Public-Private Partnerships to Improve Urban Environments’, In Shabbir Cheema (Ed.) Governance for Urban Services: Access, Participation, Accountability, and Transparency, Springer Nature, Singapore, pp. 77-105 (ISSN: 2198-2546) [Scopus] DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-2973-3_4

    3.11 Dahiya, B. and Das, A. (2020b) ‘New Urban Agenda in Asia-Pacific: Governance for Sustainable and Inclusive Cities’, In Dahiya, B. and Das, A. (Eds.) New Urban Agenda in Asia-Pacific: Governance for Sustainable and Inclusive Cities, Springer Nature, Singapore (ISSN: 2198-2546) [Scopus] DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-6709-0_1

    3.12 Das, A. and Dahiya, B. (2020) ‘Towards Inclusive Urban Governance and Planning: Emerging Trends and Future Trajectories’, In Dahiya, B. and Das, A. (Eds.) New Urban Agenda in Asia-Pacific: Governance for Sustainable and Inclusive Cities, Springer Nature, Singapore, pp.353-384 (ISSN: 2198-2546) [Scopus] DIO: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-6709-0_13

    3.13 Sudhipongpracha, T. and Dahiya, B. (2019) City Profile: Khon Kaen, Thailand, Environment and Urbanization ASIA, Vol. 10, No.2, pp.271-289 (ISSN: 0975-4253; Online ISSN: 0976-3546). [Scopus] DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0975425319863931

    3.14 Arfanuzzaman, M. and Dahiya, B. (2019) Sustainable urbanization in Southeast Asia and beyond: Challenges of population growth, land use change, and environmental health, Growth and Change: A Journal of Urban and Regional Policy, Vol. 50, No.2, pp. 725-744 (ISSN: 1468-2257) [Scopus] DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/grow.12297

    3.15 Dahiya, B. (2019b) The Difference Isn’t Ecological, It’s Cultural / 差異不在生態,在於文化 (in Chinese), Cities and Design: An Academic Journal for Intercity Networking, Vol. 8, pp.1-6 (ISSN: 1028-1207).

    3.16 Haase, D., Guneralp, B., Dahiya, B., Bai, X., and Elmqvist, T. (2018) ‘Global Urbanization: Perspectives and Trends’, In T. Elmqvist, X. Bai, N. Frantzeskaki, C. Griffith, D. Maddox, T. McPhearson, S. Parnell, P. Romero-Lankao, D. Simon, and M. Watkins (Eds.) Urban Planet: Knowledge Towards Sustainable Cities, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp.19-44 (ISBN: 9781107196933) DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781316647554.003

    3.17 Okitasari, M., Dahiya, B., and Takemoto, K. (2018) ‘Building Successful Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships to Implement the 2030 Agenda in Asia-Pacific’, In GUNI (ed.) Approaches to SDG 17 Partnerships for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) (Online: Global University Network for Innovation (GUNI, Barcelona), pp. 37-44. DOI: http://collections.unu.edu/view/UNU:6602

    3.18 Kumar, T.M. Vinod and Dahiya, B. (2017) ‘Smart Economy in Smart Cities’, In T.M. Vinod Kumar (Ed.) Smart Economy in Smart Cities, Springer Nature, Singapore, pp. 3-76: (ISSN: 2198-2546) [Scopus; Web of Science] DOI: https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-981-10-1610-3_1

    3.19 Yaman, R., Thadaniti, S., Dahiya, B., Abdullah, J., and Ahmad, N. (2017) Post Occupancy Evaluation Model for Sustainable Neighborhood Development, Proceedings of the Korea Ecological Environment Society Conference / 한국생태환경건축학회 학술발표대회 논문집, Vol.17, No.2, pp.47-50 (ISSN: 1975-3616) DOI: https://dbpia.co.kr/journal/articleDetail?nodeId=NODE08734768#

    3.20 Dahiya, B. (2016) ASEAN Economic Integration and Sustainable Urbanization, Journal of Urban Culture Research, Vol. 12, pp. 8-14 (ISSN Print: 2228-8279; ISSN Online 2408-1213) DOI: https://doi.org/10.14456/jucr.2016.10

    3.21 Dahiya, B. (2015) ‘World Urban Realities’, Magazine for Architecture and Urban Planning – DaNS, 19 February (ISSN: 0351-9775).

    3.22 Dahiya, B. (2014) 21st Century Asian cities: Unique transformation, unprecedented challenges, In Ravi S. Singh (ed.) Quotidian Urban Challenges: Development, Environment and Health, YS Books International, New Delhi, pp. 25-38 (ISBN: 978-81-927456-9-5).

    3.23 Dahiya, B. (2014) Southeast Asia and Sustainable Urbanization, Global Asia, Vol. 9, No. 3, pp. 84-91 (ISSN: 1976-068X).

    3.24 Dahiya, B. (2014) Southeast Asia and sustainable urbanization, Strategic Review: The Indonesian Journal of Leadership, Policy and World Affairs, Vol. 4, No. 4, Oct-Dec, pp. 125-134 (ISBN: 2477-1813).

    3.25 Laquian, Aprodicio A. in collaboration with Bharat Dahiya (2013) ‘Asia Pacific’ (chapter) in UCLG (2013) Basic Services for All in an Urbanizing World: Third Global Report of United Cities and Local Governments on Local Democracy and Decentralization (GOLD III), UCLG, Barcelona, pp. 75-124.

    3.26 Dahiya, B (2012) Cities in Asia, 2012: Demographics, economics, poverty, environment and governance, Cities: The International Journal of Urban Policy and Planning, Vol. 29, Supplement No. 2, pp. S44–S61. (ISSN 0264-2751) [Scopus] DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cities.2012.06.013

    3.27 Dahiya, Bharat (2012) 21st Century Asian Cities: Unique Transformation, Unprecedented Challenges, Global Asia, Vol.7, No.1, Spring, pp.96-104 (ISSN: 1976-068X).

    3.28 Dahiya, Bharat and Thaitakoo, Danai (2012) Waterscape Habitats in Thailand: Art of Survival vis-à-vis Climate Change, In: Kongjian Yu (Ed.) Landscape Architecture China: Conservation and Recovery of the Grand Canal, China Forestry Publishing House, Beijing, No.3, pp. 180-185 (ISBN: 978-7-5038-6695-1).

    3.29 Dahiya, Bharat and Thaitakoo, Danai (2011) Why indigenous knowledge can help climate change adaptation, Urban World, Vol. IV, No.4, pp.18-19.

    3.30 Dahiya, Bharat (2005) ‘Understanding Local Politics, Democracy and Civil Society: Environmental Governance in Urban India’, In C. Bates & S. Basu (Eds.) Rethinking Indian Political Institutions, Anthem, London, pp.107-124 (ISBN: 1-84331-079-1 Hardback; 1-84331-080-5 Paperback) [Scopus] DOI: http://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt1gxp6z3.10

    3.31 Dahiya, Bharat (2003b) Peri-urban environments and community driven development: Chennai, India, Cities: The International Journal of Urban Policy and Planning, Vol. 20, No. 5, pp.341-352 (ISSN: 0264- 2751) [Scopus] DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0264-2751(03)00051-9

    3.32 Dahiya, Bharat (2003a) Hard Struggle and Soft Gains: Environmental Management, Civil Society and Governance in Pammal, South India, Environment & Urbanization, Vol. 15, No. 1, pp.91-100 (ISSN: 0956-2478; Online ISSN: 1746-0301) [Scopus] DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/095624780301500108

    3.33 Dahiya, Bharat and Pugh, Cedric (2000) ‘The Localisation of Agenda 21 and the Sustainable Cities Programme’, In C. Pugh (Ed.) Sustainable Cities in Developing Countries: Theory and Practice at the Millennium, Earthscan, London, pp.152-184 (ISBN: 1-85383-619-2 Paperback; 1-85383-624-9 Hardback). [Scopus]

    3.34 Dahiya, Bharat (1999) The Impact of Decentralisation Policies in India, Habitat Debate, Vol. 5, No. 4, p.25 (ISSN: 1020-3613).

    3.35 Dahiya, Bharat (1996) Micro Habitats in Arid Zone: Development Environment Interface, Spatio-Economic Development Record, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 43-52 (ISSN: 0971-4944).
  4. Publication: International Policy, Strategy and Project Notes

    4.1 Dahiya, Bharat and Vasiliu-Feltes, Ingrid (2021) Manifesto of the World Smart Cities Economic Development Commission, The World Business Angels Investment Forum (an affiliated partner of the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion––GPFI), Miami, USA.

    4.2 Dahiya, Bharat (2014) Sustainable and Inclusive Urbanization in Mongolia: Urban Development Strategy for UNDP, United Nations Development Programme, Ulaanbaatar (processed).

    4.3 Dahiya, Bharat – Contributing Author: UN-Habitat (2010) Land Planning and Management Review. Ger Area Upgrading Strategy and Investment Plan – Knowledge Product, UN-Habitat Mongolia Office, Ulaanbaatar.

    4.4 Dahiya, Bharat – Contributing Author: UN-Habitat (2010) Urban Poverty Profile: A Snapshot of Urban Poverty in Ger Areas of Ulaanbaatar City. Ger Area Upgrading Strategy and Investment Plan – Knowledge Product, UN-Habitat Mongolia Office, Ulaanbaatar.

    4.5 Dahiya, Bharat – Contributing Author: UN-Habitat (2010) Good Practices Review. Ger Area Upgrading Strategy and Investment Plan – Knowledge Product, UN-Habitat Mongolia Office, Ulaanbaatar.

    4.6 Dahiya, Bharat and Shagdarsuren, Enkhtsetseg (2007) Mongolia: Improving Lives, Upgrading Ger Areas, Project Note No.1, UN-Habitat, Fukuoka.

    4.7 Nitti, Rosanna and Dahiya, Bharat (2004) Community Driven Development in Urban Upgrading, Social Development Note, No. 85, The World Bank, Washington DC. http://hdl.handle.net/10986/11263

    4.8 Bigio, Anthony G. and Dahiya, Bharat (2003) World Bank Investments for the Urban Environment, Environment Strategy Note No. 8, World Bank, Washington DC. https://documents1.worldbank.org/curated/en/366001468151475459/pdf/533640NEWS0Env10Box345607B01PUBLIC1.pdf

    4.9 Dahiya, Bharat (2003b) Think-piece on Millennium Development Goals in the Urban Context and the World Bank’s Role, World Bank, Washington DC (processed).

    4.10 Dahiya, Bharat (2003a) Urban Poverty in Saudi Arabia: Issues in the Context and Potential Interventions, A Policy Note, World Bank, Washington DC (processed).

    4.11 Dahiya, Bharat (1999) World Bank Lending for the Urban Environment: A Portfolio Analysis, Urban Development Division Study, The World Bank, Washington DC (processed).

    4.12 Dahiya, Bharat (1998d) Urban Governance for Sustainable Urban Development: A Framework for Institutionalising Relationship between NGOs/CBOs and Chennai Municipal Corporation, Chennai (processed).

    4.13 Dahiya, Bharat (1998c) Urban Governance for Sustainable Urban Development: A Framework for Institutionalising Relationship between NGOs/CBOs and Urban Local Bodies in Chennai Metropolitan Area, UN-Habitat Sustainable Cities Programme, Chennai (processed).

    4.14 Dahiya, Bharat (1998b) Sustainable Chennai Project: Discussion Paper on Hospital Waste Management, UN-Habitat Sustainable Cities Programme, Chennai, India (processed).

    4.15 Dahiya, Bharat (1998a) Sustainable Chennai Project: Discussion Paper on Organic Solid Waste Management, UN-Habitat Sustainable Cities Programme, Chennai, India (processed).

    4.16 Dahiya, Bharat – Contributing Author: National Institute of Urban Affairs (1996) Institutional Strengthening of Urban Environmental Management: A Strategy Paper, National Institute of Urban Affairs, New Delhi.
  5. Publication: Editorials

    5.1 Singh, R.S., Dahiya, B., Singh, A.K., and Poudel, P.C. (2022) ‘Preface’, In R.S. Singh, B. Dahiya, A.K. Singh and P.C. Poudel (Eds.) Practising Cultural Geographies: Essays in Honour of Rana P. B. Singh, Springer Nature, Singapore, pp.xv-xix. [Scopus]

    5.2 Dahiya, B. (2022b) ‘Series Editor’s Foreword’, In Kulshrestha, S.K. Planning Indian Megacity Regions: Spatial Model, Development Dynamics and Future Advances, Springer, Singapore, pp. vii-xiii. [Scopus]

    5.3 Dahiya, B. (2022a) ‘Series Editor’s Foreword’, In Cirella, Giuseppe T. (Ed.) Human Settlements: Urbanization, Smart Sector Development, and Future Outlook, Springer, Singapore, pp. vii-ix. [Scopus]

    5.4 Dahiya, B. (2021c) ‘Series Editor’s Foreword’, In Jaglan, Mahabir S, and Rajeshwari (Eds.) Reflections on 21st Century Human Habitats in India: Felicitation Volume in Honour of Professor M. H. Qureshi, Springer Nature, Singapore, pp. v-viii. [Scopus]

    5.5 Dahiya, B. (2021b) ‘Series Editor’s Foreword’, In Martin van der Linden, Architecture: Changing Spatial Transitions Between Context, Construction and Human Activities, Springer, Singapore, pp. vii-xi. [Scopus]

    5.6 Dahiya, B. (2021a) ‘Foreword’, In Oscar Carracedo García-Villalba (Ed.), Resilient Urban Regeneration in Informal Settlements in the Tropics: Upgrading Strategies in Asia and Latin America, Springer Nature, Singapore, pp. v-xi. [Scopus]

    5.7 Dahiya, B. (2020b) ‘Foreword’, In Chowdhooree, Imon, & Ghani, Shams Mansoor (Eds.), External Interventions for Disaster Risk Reduction: Impacts on Local Communities, Springer Nature, Singapore, pp. v-xi. [Scopus]

    5.8 Dahiya, B. (2020a) ‘Foreword’, In Amit Chatterjee and R.N. Chattopadhyay, Satellite Towns in Neo-metropolitan Development in India: Lessons from Selected Cities, Springer Nature, Singapore, pp. v-viii (ISSN: 2198-2546). [Scopus]

    5.9 Dahiya, B. and Das, A. (2020a) ‘Preface,’ In Dahiya, B. and Das, A. (Eds.) New Urban Agenda in Asia-Pacific: Governance for Sustainable and Inclusive Cities, Springer Nature, Singapore, pp. xi-xiii (ISSN: 2198-2546). [Scopus]

    5.10 Dahiya, B. (2019a) ‘Foreword II,’ In Mboup, G. and Oyelaran-Oyeyinka, B. (Eds.) Smart Economy in Smart African Cities: Sustainable, Inclusive, Resilient and Prosperous, Springer Nature, Singapore, pp.ix-xiii (ISSN: 2198-2546). [Scopus]
Conference Paper & Research articles :
  1. 1. Dahiya, Bharat (2022d) “Reinforcing the Cultural Identity of Kurukshetra”, Thematic Session – Planning for Heritage in cities: Rhetoric, discourse, and (in)/action, Track 3 – Heritage, Culture, and Identity, Planning a Global Village: Inclusion, Innovation, and Disruption – 5th World Planning School Congress & Asian Planning School Association

    2. Congress 2022, Bali, Indonesia, 31 August (online).

    3. Dahiya, Bharat (2022c) “Re-emerging Identity of Kurukshetra: Cultural Geography, Heritage and Tourism”, Thematic Session – Cultural Geography of Asian Cities: Interfacing heritage, tourism, and urbanization in making future sustainable, IGU Commission Session – Cultural Approach in Geography, Time for Geographers: International Geographic Union’s Centennial Congress, Paris, France, 20 July (online).

    4. Dahiya, Bharat (2022a) “Towards Sustainable Cities in Asia”, International Conference on Only One Earth: Save Our Mother Earth, World Environment Day, co-organized by Department of Geology, and Centre for Environmental Sciences, University of Madras, and Tamil Nadu State Council for Science and Technology (TNSCST), Chennai, India, 05 June (online).

    5. Dahiya, Bharat (2020b) “Practical Transdisciplinarity and Sustainable Urban Development: Innovative Practices of Good Governance in Asia”, International Workshop: Transdisciplinary Approaches to Good Governance, organized by Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, 7-8 February,

    6. Dahiya, Bharat (2019e) “Transition to Sustainable Urbanization: Planning and Governance of Ger Areas in Ulaanbaatar”, 3rd Asian Regional Conference on Peri-Urbanization (ARCP): Sustainable Urban-Rural Futures, co-organized by School of Planning and Architecture – Bhopal, Tongji University – Shanghai, and Busan University – Busan, held at Bhopal, India, 18 December.

    7. Dahiya, Bharat (2019c) “Musing the Message from Invisible: Bhāratīya (Indian) Symbolism and Environmental Ethics vis-à-vis Mother Earth”, Historical Geographies of Location and Cultural Evolution in India, National Conference organized by the Department of Geography, Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, University of Delhi in collaboration with the Association for Geographical Studies Seminar Hall, Department of Geography, Delhi School of Economics, Delhi, 13-14 April.

    8. Dahiya, Bharat (2019b) “Seeing the Invisible: Mother Earth, Bharatiya Symbolism and Environmental Ethics”, Symbols in Indian Art and Culture: A Global Perspective, International Seminar co-organized by Manav Sanskriti Shodh Sansthan, IGNOU Regional Centre, and National Museum Institute of History of Art, Conservation & Museology, Mahamana Sabhagar, Malviya Mulya Anushilan Kendra, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, 4-5 April.

    9. Dahiya, Bharat (2019a) “Orkhon Valley Cultural Landscape: Cradle of Mongolian People, Identity and Nationhood”, ACLA–IFLA CLC International Workshop: Cultural Landscapes vis-à-vis Sacred Places: Exposing National Identity, Department of Landscape Architecture, Seoul National University, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 18-19 February.

    10. Dahiya, Bharat (2017c) “ASEAN at 50: Recalibrating Public Policy for Sustainable Urbanization in Southeast Asia”, Beyond Economics: The Stockholm Statement and Setting Global Policy Priorities – 4th Annual Conference of International Development and Public Policy Alliance (IDPPA), held at Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 25-26 October.

    11. Dahiya, Bharat (2017b) “ASEAN’s Development Model: Sustainability and Inclusivity in the Urban Context”, ASEAN at 50 - ASEAN’s Development Paradigm – International conference organized by Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, Yangon, Myanmar, 16 October.

    12. Dahiya, Bharat (2017a) “Formulating Transformative Local Economic Development Strategies for Ulaanbaatar Metropolitan City Region”, Science and Technology in Urban Development – International Conference organized by Ulaanbaatar City Citizens’ Representative Council, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, 4-5 May.

    13. Dahiya, Bharat (2016a) ‘Green Spaces in Megacity Bangkok’, Models of Development: Global Perspectives on Policy Futures, International Development and Public Policy Alliance (IDPPA) Conference organized by Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA), Moscow, Russia, 13-14 October.

    14. Dahiya, Bharat (2015c) “Asian Patterns, Indian Dilemmas: Urban Planning and Policy Imperatives for Sustainable Urbanization”, Managing Urban Sustainability Workshop, Department of Architecture and Planning, Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India, 9-10 October.

    15. Dahiya, Bharat (2015b) “When Perspective Matters: Science-Policy-Practice of Sustainable Urbanization in Southeast Asia”, Social and Sustainability Sciences in the ASEAN Community: A Regional Research Symposium and Academic Policy Dialogue, co-organized by Chulalongkorn University, ASEAN University Network, UNESCO Asia
and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education et al, Bangkok, Thailand, 19-21 August.

    16. Dahiya, Bharat (2015a) “Towards Delhi as a Smart City?”, Delhi: From Seven Cities to Smart City, National Conference organized by the Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi, India, 22-23 July.

    17. Dahiya, Bharat (2014e) “Housing Security for Migrants in Asia”, Migration, Security and Development: Conference to Commemorate International Migrants Day, Asian Research Center for Migration, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, 17-18 December.

    18. Dahiya, Bharat (2014e) “Local Governance and Disaster Management in India”, Workshop on Local Governance and Disaster Response co-organized by East-West Center (Hawai’i) and International Centre for Local Democracy (Sweden), Huangshan City, China, 27-29 October.

    19. Dahiya, Bharat (2014d) “Local Democracy, Governance and Development: Some Insights from Urban Asia”, Twenty-First Century Globalization: Alternative Futures and Governance, organized by Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, 14-16 October.

    20. Dahiya, Bharat (2014c) “Slum-free Asian Urban Futures?”, Asia Urban Futures Workshop, co-organized by USAID, UN-Habitat, UNDP and UN Global Pulse, Bangkok, 14-15 October.

    21. Dahiya, B. (2014b) “The Evolving Practice and Understanding of Urban Resilience in Asia”, Proceedings of Visions Asia Resilience Forum, co-organized by Chulalongkorn University, Social Research Institute (CUSRI), Chula Global Network, BeGood Café, Bangkok, 12-14 September, pp.16-23.

    22. Dahiya, Bharat (2014a) “Empowering Local Communities for Climate Change Adaptation: Lessons from Evolving Urban Governance in Ulaanbaatar”, Workshop on Community Resilience and Human Security: From Complex Humanitarian Emergencies to Sustainable Peace and Development, organized by S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 10-11 April.

    23. Dahiya, Bharat (2013) “Bringing People to the Centre of Building Urban Resilience”, Expert Working Group Meeting on Advancing Urban Resilience in the Face of Environmental Change, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 22-23 April.

    24. Dahiya, Bharat (2012c) “From Theory to Practice: Improving Ger Areas in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia’, Impact Workshop on the Redevelopment of Chinese Urban Villages, co-organized by University College of London, Cardiff University and Sun-Yat Sen University, Guangzhou, China, 6 April.

    25. Dahiya, Bharat (2012a) “Building Climate Resilient Cities in Asia-Pacific: Challenges, Progress and Knowledge Perspectives”, Second Asia-Pacific Adaptation Forum, organized by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), United Nations Conference Centre, Bangkok, Thailand, 12-13 March.

    26. Dahiya, Bharat (2011b) “Managing the Urban Environmental Frontier: Ger Area Expansion in Ulaanbaatar”, International conference on Reconciling poverty eradication and quality of the environment: what are the innovative solutions? co-organized by Veolia Environment Institute and Agence Française de Dèveloppement, Paris, France, 27-28 June.

    27. Dahiya, Bharat (2011a) “Cities and Climate Change Initiative, and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory in Negombo, Sri Lanka”, Regional Seminar on Low Carbon Initiative of Cities for Greenhouse Gas Mitigation and Adaptation to Climate Change organized by the Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand, 16-17 May.

    28. Dahiya, Bharat and Anuradha Rajivan (2011) “Climate Change Resilience for Sustainable Cities”, Fifth Asia Pacific Urban Forum, UN-ESCAP, Bangkok, Thailand, 22-24 June.

    29. Dahiya, Bharat (2010) “Key Findings of the State of Asian Cities 2010/11 Report”, Advocacy Workshop on The State of Asian Cities 2010/11 Report at the UN Pavilion, World Expo, Shanghai, China, 6 October.

    30. Dahiya, Bharat (2009) “Cities and Climate Change Initiative in Asia-Pacific”, Cities and Resilience Dialogue organized by the Rockefeller Foundation, Bangkok, Thailand, 28-29 September.

    31. Dahiya, Bharat (2008b) “Background and Objectives of the first-ever State of Asian Cities Report”, The 3rd Asia City Journalist Conference – Seeking Harmonious Cities' from a Media Perspective, and Reflecting on the State of Asian Cities, Side event to World Urban Forum, organised by Knowledge Management Center for Asia and the Pacific (K-CAP) of UN-Habitat ROAP, Nanjing, China, 5 November.

    32. Dahiya, Bharat (2008a) “Challenges of Sustainable City Management in Asia-Pacific: UN-Habitat’s Role and Partnerships for the Future”, 2nd Congress of UCLG ASPAC on the theme of Sustainable Cities and Local Governments for a Sustainable World, Pattaya, Thailand, 15-18 July.

    33. Dahiya, Bharat (2007) “Sustainable Urbanisation in China: Role of UN-Habitat’s Sustainable Cities Programme”, 2nd International Conference on China’s Urban Development and Planning and the First International Association for China Planning Conference, Beijing, China, 9-11 June.

    34. Dahiya, Bharat (2006) “Participatory Upgrading of Ger Areas: A Solution to Mongolia’s Urbanisation Crisis”, National Conference on Community Participation in Ger Area Development, United Nations World Poverty Day, co-organised by United Nations Mongolia and Urban Development Resource Centre, Government (Parliament) House, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, 17 October.

    35. Dahiya, Bharat (2004) “Urban Environment and Spaces of Self-help in Chennai City”, Centennial Conference of the Association of American Geographers, Philadelphia, USA, 14-19 March.

    36. Bigio, Anthony G., and Dahiya, Bharat (2002c) “Urban Environment Portfolio Review: Outcomes and Recommendations”, Urban Thematic Working Group Meeting, The World Bank, Washington DC, 17 December.

    37. Bigio, Anthony G., and Dahiya, Bharat (2002b) “Urban Environment Portfolio Review with focus on the Latin America and Caribbean Region”, Urban Thematic Working Group, The World Bank, Washington DC, 26 November.

    38. Bigio, Anthony G., and Dahiya, Bharat (2002a) “Urban Environment Portfolio Review”, Urban Thematic Working Group, The World Bank, Washington DC, 24 October. DOI:

    39. Dahiya, Bharat (2001b) “Hard Struggle and Soft Gains: Environment, Voluntarism and Governance in Pammal, South India”, International Conference on Rural-Urban Encounters: Managing the Environment of the Peri-Urban Interface, Development Planning Unit, University College London, 9-10 November.

    40. Dahiya, Bharat (2001a) “Urban Environment and the Geographies of Voluntarism in Chennai City”, Royal Geographical Society/Institute of British Geographers Conference 2001, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, UK, 2-5 January.

    41. Dahiya, Bharat (2000d) “Participatory Democracy and Urban Governance in India”, 16th European Conference on Modern South Asian Studies, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK, 6-9 September.

    42. Dahiya, Bharat (2000c) “Conflicts and Governance in Managing Urban Local Commons”, Conference on Environmental Resources: Conflict, Co-operation and Governance, Development and Project Planning Centre, University of Bradford, Bradford, UK, 17-18 May.

    43. Dahiya, Bharat (2000b) “Writing Environmental History of Urban Neighbourhoods in Chennai: The Role of Oral Accounts”, Annual Oral History Conference, Pleasure and Danger in the City: Urban Oral History, Birmingham and Midland Institute, Birmingham, England, 1-2 April.

    44. Dahiya, Bharat (2000a) “Democracy, Civil Society and Governance in India: Lessons from a Contemporary Urban-Environmental Perspective”, Seminar Series – Centre of South Asian Studies, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK, 23 February.

    45. Dahiya, Bharat (1997) “The Dilemma of Principles versus Blueprints: The Case of Chennai”, 46th National Town and Country Planners Congress, organized by Institute of Town Planners-India, Mysore, India, 29-31 December.

    46. Dahiya, B. (1995) “Plan Making Techniques: Issues and Prospects, The 73rd and 74th Constitutional Amendments and Haryana Panchayati Raj Act”, Proceedings of 43rd Annual Town and Country Planning Seminar, Institute of Town Planners-India, New Delhi.

PROJECTS & AWARDS

  • Recipient, Global Sustainability Award 2021, Global Council for the Promotion of International Trade, based in UK, USA, India, and South Africa

EDUCATION

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom1996-2001
Master of PlanningSchool of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, India1993-1995
Master of Arts (MA)Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India1991-1993
Bachelor of Arts (BA)Maharshi Dayanand University, Haryana, India1988-1991
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