UCL Energy Institute

Dr Harshavardhan Jatkar

Dr Harshavardhan Jatkar

Research Fellow in Energy, Urban Planning and Informal Settlements

Bartlett School Env, Energy & Resources

Faculty of the Built Environment

Joined UCL
1st Jun 2017


University College London
Doctorate, Development Planning |
Universita degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata
Other higher degree, Master | 2015
Technische Universitat Darmstadt
Other higher degree, Master of Science | 2015
University of Mumbai
First Degree, Bachelor of Architecture | 2011


As an experienced architect, development planner, and development economist, I am currently located at the Bartlett Energy Institute and Development Planning Unit, University College London (UCL) as a Research Fellow. I received my doctorate in Development Planning from UCL, with a thesis titled 'Making participatory land policy in Pune, India'. I have international experience of doing research, teaching, and development practice in India, Egypt, Perú, and the European South. I draw on a range of disciplines to inform development planning practice in the global South, focusing on participatory approaches to development, land politics, place-making, and social justice in the postcolonial contexts. I am interested in working towards developing postcolonial/decolonial praxes to achieve greater social justice for all.