Dr Anil Kumar Roy works as an Associate Professor with the Faculty of Planning, CEPT University in Ahmedabad. He holds a PhD degree in Urban Geography from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, and was awarded Canadian Studies Doctoral Fellowship for his PhD and was affiliated with Dalhousie University, Halifax in Canada. Dr Roy has also studied planning with specialization in Urban and Regional Planning from CEPT University. He has work for UNESCO office in New Delhi as a National Coordinator for Indian Heritage Cities Network prior to joining CEPT University. His research papers have been published in national and international journals. His recent book entitled Port city Planning and Management- Social and Environmental Concerns in India and Canada, has been published by a publishing house from Germany. He has also presented his research papers in various national and international conferences both in India and abroad. Dr Roy has done extensive research and consultancy projects supported by Central and State Governments, Urban Local Bodies and Intergovernmental Agencies during the last 18 years. Recently, Dr Roy was awarded a short term research fellowship under Urban Knowledge Network of Asia (UKNA) to conduct research on Natural Heritage Preservation and Urban Planning in Mega City in India. He was affiliated to Ecole Nationale Superieure de Paris-Belleville, in Paris. His research interests are socio-economic analysis, impact assessment and evaluation focusing on urban and regional planning, environment and development, urban poverty, industry and environment interface etc. He is currently working on planning education in India and big data analytics in urban and regional planning. His recent research paper on Integrating Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change in Urban Planning Curriculum, has won best paper award in Asian Planning Schools Association’s International Congress at Tsinghua University, Beijing China.
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