Assistant Professor, Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management
Shagun Mehrotra is an Assistant Professor in Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management. His research, teaching, and policy advice focus on environmental management, infrastructure economics and finance, and poverty reduction in cities, particularly in large developing-country slums. Shagun was formerly Managing Director of Climate and Cities, an international policy advisory facility, CCSR, jointly housed at The Earth Institute, Columbia University, and NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies. Previously, he was 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. Shagun has a PhD in Infrastructure Economics and Urban Planning from Columbia University, in addition to Masters Degrees in Urban Planning, and International Affairs from Columbia University, as well as Urban Environmental Management from the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. Over the last decade, his advice and research has been sought by national and local governments in East Africa, South-East Asia, China, and India; as well as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He has authored and co-authored articles and two books, including Climate Change and Cities (Cambridge University Press, 2011) and Bankruptcy to Billions: How the Indian Railways Transformed (Oxford University Press, 2009).
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