Assistant Professor of Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management
Fanton Hall/Welcome Center
Shagun Mehrotra is Professor of Sustainable Development at The New School University, New York and is the founding Director of the Sustainable Development Solutions Center. Professor Mehrotra serves on UNSDSN’s Urban Thematic Group charged by the UN Secretary General as an external advisory group for the post-2015 development agenda. Mehrotra co-directs UCCRN a global research network of 500 scholars and practitioners based in a 100 cities dedicated to urban climate change research and policymaking.
Over the last decade and a half, his research and advice has widely engaged governments and private sector in Africa, Asia, and Latin America on climate change, infrastructure economics and finance, and poverty reduction in cities, particularly large slums. He has led 45 multidisciplinary teams to assess climate risk and craft response in global cities and a dozen teams on infrastructure reforms. View classroom presentations and listen to podcasts here. Professor Mehrotra established Climate and Cities, an international policy advisory facility, jointly housed at Columbia University, and NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies. Previously, he served on the staff of the World Bank, leading infrastructure reform of public utilities in Africa with a focus on expanding services to the urban poor. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and has published extensively on these issues, including two recent books, one on Climate Change and Cities with Cambridge University Press and another on infrastructure economics with Oxford University Press. His work has featured in Nature,and Scientific American and he is a reviewer for policy relevant research for Science—the world’s leading journal of scientific research. He has a PhD from Columbia University in Urban Planning with specialization in Infrastructure Economics.
Infrastructure Economics (Transport, Water, Energy), Climate Change and Cities, Global Urban Futures, Slums, Sustianable Development
Climate Change and Cities
Global Urban Environ Policy