Dean (Research & Partnerships)
• Department of Sustainable Engineering
Area of Expertise
Sustainable Consumption and Production
Shaleen Singhal is a Professor and Dean (Research and Partnerships) at TERI School of Advanced Studies. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, United Kingdom and had been a Visiting Fulbright Fellow at the Yale University in 2018. Dr Singhal also works with The Nature Conservancy, India as Head of the Indian Collaborative for Applied Sustainability Solutions (ICASS) being established with support from the Tata Trusts to strengthen the Science-Policy-Practice Interface in India. He has over 25 years of research, consultancy, teaching and academic administration experience. His research relates to climate change, sustainable smart cities, sustainable consumption, urban redevelopment, and public policy and planning. His PhD from Ulster of University, UK (now Ulster University) received the Global Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Award 2009 and the Best Thesis in Built Environment, University of Ulster, Faculty Award2009. He had worked as a lecturer in Sustainability Design at the School of the Built Environment, University of Ulster. He is a founding member of the International Universities Climate Alliance, member of the Global Urban Competitiveness Project Council, US, and board member of the ProSPER.Net alliance in the Asia-Pacific region. Dr Singhal has successfully led several multi-disciplinary research and consultancy assignments focusing on India and other developing countries. He had been the Principal Investigator of the EU-UNEP funded Switch Asia initiative on Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP); and the Indian Lead Collaborator of the Indian European multi-level climate governance research networking programme. Inter-disciplinary research by him and his PhD scholars, examines the challenges and solutions for cities. He had pioneered in structuring first-of-its-kind MTech programme on Urban Development Management in India; and the first masters’ course on Sustainable Consumption and Production with emerging economies perspective for civil servants and professionals. Prof. Singhal contributes as an external Ph.D. examiner, doctoral research committee member and guest faculty at leading architecture and planning schools in India. He provides intellectual leadership and advances the frontiers of research through partnerships with leading institutions globally.
Singhal, S., & Jain, S. 2020. Smart sustainable cities. In N. Ciecierska-Holmes, K. Jörgensen, L. L. Ollier, & D. Raghunandan (Eds.), Environmental policy in India. New York: Routledge.
Singhal, S. and Kumar, M. 2020. Ecological environment, competitiveness in emerging economies: a case of urban India. In Towards a Competitive, Sustainable Modern City, edited by Peter Karl Kresl, Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, ISBN: 9781839107474, 264 pp.
Jain, S. Singhal, S. Jain, N. K. and Bhaskar, K. 2020. Construction and demolition waste recycling: Investigating the role of theory of planned behavior, institutional pressures and environmental consciousness. Journal of Cleaner Production, 121405.
Kumar, P. Arora, A. and Singhal, S. 2017. Public Transit User Captivity in Delhi: A Case Study of Metro Rail and Bus Users in Nehru Place Business District. Transportation in Development Economies, 3:22, Springer International Publishing.
Dhakal, S. Shrestha, A. Singhal, S. Moloney, S. Vaughter, P. Darnsawasdi, R. Kim, S. M. Pharino, C. and Haryono, E. 2017. Policy Brief on Transformation towards Climate Compatible Cities. UNU-IAS Policy Brief.
Singhal, S. Mcgreal, S. and Berry, J. 2013. An evaluative model for city competitiveness: application to UK cities. Land Use Policy 30, pp. 214-222.
Singhal, S. Newell, G. and Nguyen, K. 2011. The significance and performance of infrastructure in India. Journal of Property Research, Vol. 28, No. 1, 15 – 34.
Singhal, S. Berry, J. and Mcgreal, S. 2009. A framework for assessing regeneration, business strategies and urban competitiveness. Local Economy, Vol. 24 (2).
Pachauri, R.K. Singhal, S. Kandra, H.S. 2004. Environment. In India 2025: Social, Economic and Political stability. Ed. R. K. Sinha, CPR, New Delhi.
Singhal, S. and Kapur, A. 2002. Industrial Estate Planning and Management in India - an Integrated Approach Towards Industrial Ecology. Journal of Environmental Management, Elsevier, 2002.
Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Fellowship (Research) 2017-18 at Yale University, US.
Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, United Kingdom, 2011.
Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Award, 2009.
University of Ulster, Faculty Award 2009 for Best Thesis in Built Environment.
Vice-Chancellor’s Research Scholarship for PhD at University of Ulster, 2005-08.
American Real Estate Society Fellowship for 2008-09 and travel support for paper presentation at doctoral session at Annual ARES Conference, Florida, 2008.
‘Earthian 2012’ award by WIPRO.
Fellowship of German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development for training course and curricula development programme in spatial environmental planning, landscape and city planning, 2002.
Gold Medal for Excellence in Environmental Planning, by CEPT University, 1997.
GATE Scholarship for PG studies, by MHRD, Government of India, 1996-97.
UNEP, UNESCO fellowship for short course on ‘environmental management in developing countries’, Dresden University of Technology, Germany, 1999.
Consultancy assignment on Development of case studies for Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2020: UNESCAP (2019-20).
Lao PDR’s Sustainable Consumption and Production policy mainstreaming: UNEP (2017).
Embedding Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) into TERI University Postgraduate Programmes: EU-UNEP (2015-16).
Scaling SCP learning and outreach through awareness-raising among key Switch Asia target audience: EU-UNEP (2016).
Indian- European Multi-level Climate Governance Research Networking Project: ICSSR India, ANR France, DFG Germany, ESRC UK, and NOW Netherlands (2012-2018).
Climate Compatible Development in Asian Cities. Part of consortium led by AIT Bangkok with partners from Australia, Indonesia and Thailand: United Nations University and ProSPER.Net Alliance (2016).
HUDCO Chair support for research, training for sustainable habitat: HUDCO/MoHUA (2015-18).
Sustainable urban development in India: HUDCO (2013-14).
Carbon neutrality and sustainability of educational campuses: UNDP (2014-15).
Top-down or Bottom-up? Governance at Relevant Scale: The British Council - Alliance (2010).
Nationwide BID (Business Improvement Districts) Survey 2009: UK & Ireland. British BIDs, Alliance Boots and University of Ulster (2009).
Post impact evaluation of JBIC financed development projects: Japan Bank for International Cooperation/ ICNet (2005).
Integrated Regional Master Plan for sustainable development in Darjeeling Hill Area: Ministry of Tourism, GoI (2001).
Urban Services Environmental Rating System: Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF), Government of India (GoI), United Nations Development Programme (1999-02).