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Faculty Profile


Dr. Pritpal Randhawa


  • PhD in Science Policy, Jawaharlal Nehru University, 2009

  • M.Phil in Science Policy, Jawaharlal Nehru University, 2004

Past Experience

  • Senior Researcher in Jawaharlal Nehru University on collaborative research projects with University of Sussex, June 2012 – April 2017
  • Researcher (based in Delhi) affiliated with the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, Jan 2011 – May 2012
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, May 2008 – Dec 2010

My Zone / Area of Expertise

Research Interests

Urban infrastructures, urban policies, peri-urbanisation, urban environmentalism and social mobilisation


  • Post Graduate
    • Urban Planning and Policy
    • Research Methodology
  • Undergraduate
    • Governing the City


Visiting Fellow, Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), University of Sussex, April 2016 – July 2016


Book Chapter

Marshall F, Dolley J, Bisht R, Priya R, Waldman L, Amersinghe P, Randhawa P (2018) ‘Peri-urban Ecosystem Services and Poverty Alleviation in Urbanising Contexts’, in K Schreckenberg, G Mace and M Poudyal (eds), Ecosystem Services and Poverty Alleviation: Trade Offs and Governance, London: Earthscan from Routledge, 111-125. ISBN 978-1-138-58083-1

Research Papers

  • Randhawa P, Marshall F, Kushwaha P, Desai P (forthcoming), ‘Pathways for Sustainable Urban Waste Management and reduced Environmental Health Risks in India: Winners, Losers and Alternatives to Waste to Energy in Delhi’, Frontiers in Public Health, ISSN 2296-2565
  • Priya R, Bisht R, Randhawa P, Arora M, Dolly J, McGranahan, Marshall F (2017) ‘Local Environmentalism in Peri-urban Spaces in India: Emergent Ecological Democracy’, STEPS Working Paper 96, IDS, Brighton. ISBN 97-1-78118-374-8
  • Marshall F and Randhawa P (2017) ‘India’s Peri-urban Frontier: Rural-urban Transformations and Food Security’, IIED Working Paper, London. ISBN 978-1-78431-381-4
  • Randhawa P and Marshall F (2014) ‘Policy Transformations and Translations in Water Management: Lessons for Sustainability in Peri-urban Delhi, India’, Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, Vol 32, 93-107. ISSN 1472-3425
  • Randhawa P (2012) ‘Delhi Metro Rail: Beyond Mass Transit’, Economic and Political Weekly, April 21 Vol XLVII (16), 25-29. ISSN 2349-8846
  • Marshall M, Waldman L, Macgregor H, Mehta L, Randhawa P (2009) ‘On the Edge of Sustainability: Peri-urban Interface in South Asian Cities’, STEPS Working Paper 35, IDS, Brighton. ISBN 978 1 85864 794 0
  • Randhawa P (2007) ‘Delhi’s Killer Buses’, Seminar, 579, November, pp. 70-72.

Reports and Policy Briefs

  • Randhawa R (Forthcoming) Urban Sanitation, Waste Water and Septage Management in Jharkhand, New Delhi: National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA).
  • Chachra S, Randhawa P, Chatterjee P (2018) (eds), New Urban Agenda: Prospects and Challenges, New Delhi: Action Aid India.
  • Marshall F and Randhawa P (2017) Tackling Poverty and Food Security: Lessons from India’s Peri-urban Frontier, Briefing, London: IIED.
  • Marshall F, Dolley J, Randhawa P (2017) Why Peri-urban Ecosystem Services Matter for Urban Policy’, Brief, Brighton: STEPS Centre.
  • Agarwal R, Marshall F, Pandey P and Randhawa P (2015) Rethinking Urban Waste Management in India, Policy Brief, STEPS Centre and Toxics Link.
  • Randhawa P, Mehta L, Marshall F (2011) Contesting Sustainability in Peri-urban Interface, STEPS Research Report, Brighton: STEPS Centre.
  • Randhawa P, Goswami M, Barua B, (2006) Delhi Metro Rail: A New Mode of “Public” Transport?, New Delhi: Hazards Centre.
  • Randhawa P (2003), ‘Parivahan’, in D Roy (eds), Ye Dilli Kiski hai, New Delhi: Hazards Centre.