Kirti Vardhan Das
Researcher, Sustainable Healthy Cities Network
Kirti Vardhan Das is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Princeton University’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He is also a researcher in the Sustainable Healthy Cities Network.
Das’s research interests include the impacts of urban planning practices and policy on public heath, urban sustainability, and equity. His research investigates the influence of neighborhood infrastructure and the built-environment on the subjective well-being of residents. His specific areas of focus are: 1) modeling infrastructure determinants of subjective well-being at multiple levels of spatial disaggregation; 2) exploring the equity implications of current infrastructure provision services and policies; 3) identifying context sensitive practices and policies to improve subjective well-being; and 4) working with city/regional level policymakers to establish systems to effectively track subjective well-being of residents and its determinants over time.
Das has an interdisciplinary education background. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree, a Master of Urban and Regional Planning degree, and a Ph.D. degree in Public Affairs. His past work experience includes working as an architect in India and as a research fellow at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.