Sohail Ahmad

Research Fellow


Sohail Ahmad is a Research Fellow in the GCRF Centre for Sustainable, Healthy and Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods (SHLC), School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Glasgow. At the centre, he works with the urban components of the project, focussing on South Asian cities.

Ahmad works address socio-spatial exclusion issues in housing and built environments in south Asian cities. To bridge gap between formal and informal settlements, he estimated demand for housing and its attributes using household data in Indian and Bangladeshi cities. His previous works investigate low-carbon urban development options, particularly in Indian cities. Most of these studies have employed (spatial) econometrics analyses using Stata and R on large datasets.

His research interests include low-carbon urban development, housing, infrastructures and informal settlements, research methods, including econometric and spatial modelling, nexus between health, environment, and energy use, transportation, urban and regional planning.
Ahmad has previously held positions at the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change, Berlin, School of Planning and Architecture (SPA, Vijayawada), United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies, Yokohama. In past, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and Japan Society for the Promotion of Science have funded his works.

Ahmad received a PhD in City Planning from the Seoul National University, a Master of Planning (Urban Planning) from the School of Planning and Architecture Delhi, and a BArch (Hons) from the Aligarh Muslim University.

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