Amit Chatterjee
Assistant Professor,Department of Planning
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Ph.D (Research Area : Urban Sustainability of Greater Mumbai and its Satellite towns)
Master of Planning, School of Planning and Architecture (SPA), New Delhi

Institute Responsibilities:
Assistant Professor – Department of Planning
Alumni Coordinator

Courses Taught:
Master of Planning (Urban and Regional Planning):
• Planning for Special Areas (MURP0306)
• Public Policy Analysis (MURP0402)
• Professional Practice (MURP0401)
• Planning History & Theory (MPLN0102)
• Regional Planning and Development (MPUR0202)
• Public Private Partnership in Development (MURP 0305A)
• Planning Studio ‐ III, Regional Planning (MURP0301)
• Integrated Planning Studio (MPLN0101)

Master of Planning (Environmental Planning):
• Seminar on Contemporary Environmental Issues (MPEP0403)
• Climate Change and Human Settlement (MPEP0305)

Bachelor of Planning:
• Planning Practices (BPLN0403)
• Planning Theory – I (BPLN0302)
• Geo-Informatics for Planning (BPLN0506)
• Regional Planning (BPLN0602)
• PPP in Urban Development (BPLN0705)
• Planning studio - VI –Urban Development Plan (BPLN0601)
• Planning Studio - V – Local Area Planning (BPLN0501)
• Planning Studio –VII, Regional Planning (BPLN0701)
• B.Plan- Thesis Coordinator (2013-2015)
• Master of Planning – Thesis Coordinator (2017)
• Guided more than twenty M.Planning/B.Planning student’s dissertations work.

Areas of Research/Study:
An Urban and Regional Planner, Dr. Amit Chatterjee obtained his masters from School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi. Dr. Chatterjee wrote his doctoral dissertation on urban sustainability of Greater Mumbai and its satellite towns. Dr. Amit has a combined experience of more than a decade in teaching, research and industry and presently on the faculty of Planning, School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal as Assistant Professor. Before joining academics, Dr. Chatterjee served the industry in various capacities. He was associated with Urban Transport Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd (Reliance Group of Companies) - Navi Mumbai as Manager, Pratibha Industries Ltd. – Mumbai as Sr. Manager, Design Point Consult Pvt. Ltd. – Surat as Sr. Urban Planner , and has had the experience of working for mega planning projects in Navi Mumbai SEZ, Maha Mumbai SEZ, Mumbai Metro II, besides formulating twin city development plan, development plan, town planning scheme, city development plan, integrated transportation hub planning, highway projects in PPP mode, slum free city planning under RAY across various cities in India. At SPA, Bhopal, as Principal Investigator Dr. Chatterjee was involved in different international collaborative research projects, namely, Co-benefits of Waste Management: A Case of Surat, Collaborating for Climate, UK-India Capacity Development project for Climate Change and Carbon Management under Knowledge Economy Partnerships (KEP), Urban Biodiversity under Local Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (LBSAP) etc. He is currently involved in two of the research and consultancy projects of SPA, a) ‘Shelter for All’ funded by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India and b) Seven Cluster Development Plans of Madhya Pradesh under National Rurban Mission (NRuM), funded by Ministry of Rural Development, Govt. of Madhya Pradesh. In academics, his research interest is primarily focused on future cities, urban sustainability models and climate change. Besides attending seminars at national and international level, Dr. Chatterjee contributes papers to reputed international journals in planning. Journal Editor ‘Masking cities Smart and Competitive’, Mandal NR, Chatterjee A, SPANDREL, Issue 11, 2015- 2016, SPA Press.

Recent Publications (selected five)
1. Surat, India: Urban Innovation and Climate Co-benefits in Municipal Sewage Management, Chatterjee A, Kapshe M, Kuriakose P N, Urbanization and Climate Co-Benefits, Routledge, 2017, Available at (in press).
2. Co-benefits of Waste to Energy, Chatterjee A, Kapshe M, Choudhury B, Bade S, Mainstreaming Climate Co-Benefits in Indian Cities: Post-Habitat III Innovations and Reforms, Springer, 2017 (in press).
3. Improving health in cities through systems approaches for urban water management, Rietveld LC , Siri JG, Chakravarty I, Arsénio AM, Biswas R, Chatterjee A, Environmental Health journal, BioMed Central, 2016, 15(Suppl 1):31 , 151-171, Available at , (IF-3.45).
4. Transforming Mumbai city: removing the bottlenecks to achieve future sustainability, Chatterjee A, Chatterjee S, Chattopadhyay R N, 52nd International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP), 12-16 September, 2016, Durban, South Africa, 2016, Proceedings of the 52nd ISOCARP Congress 1-3, 296-305. Available at
5. Satellite town Development in India in Retrospect and Prospect: A case of Navi Mumbai, Chatterjee A, Chatterjee S, SPANDREL, SPA Press, 2015, 9,1‐10.

Conference Presentations (selected three) 1. Transforming Mumbai city: removing the bottlenecks to achieve future sustainability, Chatterjee A, Chatterjee S, Chattopadhyay R N, 52nd International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP), 12-16 September, 2016, Durban, South Africa, 2016. Available at
2. Analyzing Carrying Capacity of a Metropolis through Geo-Spatial Analysis: case of Bangalore City, Chatterjee A, Verma S, 36th INCA (Indian National Cartographic Association) International Congress, 09-11 November, 2016, Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan, West Bengal. Available at
3. Urban Development with Climate Co‐Benefits in waste management. Chatterjee A, International Conference Urban Development with Climate Co‐ Benefits: Aligning Climate, Environmental and Other Development Goals in Cities, New Delhi, organized by TERI, UNU‐IAS and SPA‐Bhopal, 9th December, 2013 Available at