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Keya Chakraborty

Area of Interest

Educator & Researcher in Critical Geography & Urban Planning


Masters in Geography, University of Calcutta.

Ph.D. in Urban Planning, Indian Institute Technology, Kharagpur, India – Thesis title:  A methodology to assess inequality variation within Kolkata urban agglomeration applying Human Development Index based indicators.

Post-Doctoral Researcher at World Smart Sustainable City Organization (WeGO), South Korea on the theme of ‘ICT and e-governance’.

Post-Doctoral Researcher at Centre for Infrastructure, Sustainable Transportation, and Urban Planning (CiSTUP), Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore on the projects of inequality studies, transportation aesthetics, sustainability.

Work Experience

  • Research Consultant at Transformations Lab, Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea on the theme of ‘Sustainable cities of India’.
  • Research Manager at Public Affairs Centre, Bangalore on public policy and governance regarding different aspects of socio-economic issues.
  • Teaching responsibilities at University of Calcutta on GIS-Remote Sensing, cartography, regional planning and development economics.

Interest Areas

Sustainability and sustainable transition studies; environmental issues and climate change; socio-economic development; inequality studies; spatial analyses and data visualization; public policy and governance.

Current Practice at Srishti

Head of studies:
M.Des Information Arts and Information Design Practices (IAIDP) &

M.Des Earth Education and Communication (EEC)

Principal Investigator – Center for Reimagining Transitions (CRT) 

Creative Practice and Outreach

Working on sustainable transitions framework for Global South; exploring socio-economic-technical transitions at community level; research and publication

Projects showcase:

Ways of Leading with Resilience

Preethi Rukmani’s (IAIDP, MDes – Year 2) in-depth discussion regarding her project “It takes time to heal, so embrace everything you feel” with her peers during project showcase, from the studio Ways of Leading with Resilience.


Mentor Lab: Centre for Reimagining Transitions

Students’ engagement in understanding system mapping on multilayered and interconnected socio-cultural-technical transitions, case study – Anegundi, Karnataka