Faculty - TERI University


Abhijit Datey
Assistant Professor,
Department of Energy and Environment

Abhijit Datey is an Architect and Urban Planner with a specialisation in Housing. He has a PhD in Urban Engineering from University of Tokyo, Japan, and a Masters in Urban Planning with specialization in housing from CEPT University, Ahmedabad, India. His main research focus is on public policies and programmes concerned with urban housing for low income groups and its linkages to inclusive urban transport, basic infrastructure, and informal markets.

He has initially worked with Gujarat Urban Development Mission, Government of Gujarat supporting project preparation and implementation of JNNURM (BSUP and RAY) programmes. Later he joined Centre for Urban Equity at CEPT University as a Research Associate, where he worked on a variety of research projects not limited to just urban housing but also sustainable urban transport, inclusive streets, and capacity building of urban local bodies.

During his tenure at the centre he was part of a capacity building project funded by DFID-UK on Support to National Policies for Urban Poverty Reduction (SNPUPR) for Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation. He has collaborated in a research study on low carbon mobility and challenges of social inclusion funded by UNEP--Rise Centre, in which he co-authored a report and a policy brief. He has also associated in a study regarding issues of women street vendors in Ahmedabad funded by Women in Informal Employment: Growing and Organising (WIEGO) and Preparation of Slum Free City Plan for the city of Rajkot, Gujarat.




Educational Qualifications
  •  Ph D in Urban Engineering, University of Tokyo, Japan, 2016

  •  M Planning in Housing, CEPT University, Ahmedabad, 2010

  •  B Arch, Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal, 2008

Honors and Awards
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT), Government of Japan Scholarship for Doctoral Studies in University of Tokyo, Japan

Selected Publications
 From Land Tenure Regularization to Mass Housing in Bhopal: An Assessment
Mahadevia, D. and Datey, A
In D. Mahadevia (Ed.), Shelter Security in Urban India, Pathways Barriers, and Outcomes (1st ed.). New Delhi: Concept Publishing Company,

 Foisting Mass Housing on the Poor: Lessons from Social Audit of BSUP
Mahadevia D., Datey, A. and Mishra, A
Centre for Urban Equity Working Paper no. 21, Ahmedabad: Centre for Urban Equity, CEPT University,

 Low Carbon Mobility in India and the Challenges of Social Inclusion: Bus Rapid Transit(BRT) Case Studies in India
Mahadevia,D., Joshi R., and Datey A
Amsterdam: UNEP Risoe Centre,

 Travellers on an Eco-Friendly Road
Mahadevia,D., Joshi R., and Datey A
Down to Earth, March 15-31, New Delhi: Centre for Science and Environment,

 Walking and Cycling in Indian Cities: A Struggle for Reclaiming Road Edges
Datey A., Darji, V., Patel T. and Mahadevia D
Centre for Urban Equity Working Paper no. 18, Ahmedabad: Centre for Urban Equity, CEPT University,

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