The proposed research will explore the relationship between myopic urban planning alongside issues of social inequity, with the fragmentation of Ecosystem Services in urban areas. It will use the city of Ranchi as a case study, where erstwhile tribal villages of Ranchi, categorized as ‘slums’ within the city’s planning regime, bear the brunt of externalized environmental costs with the loss of traditional ecological relationships that detrimentally impact their livelihoods and quality of life.
Dr. Anjali Karol Mohan is an urban and regional planner by profession with a PhD in urban e-governance from International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore. Her broad areas of practice and research include development, urbanization and urban management, public policy and information and communication technologies and development (ICTD). In over two decades of practice and research Dr. Mohan has successfully completed several assignments in her individual capacity and as part of multi-disciplinary teams. She has engaged with various urban planning and urban management exercises, both as a team leader and a team member, evolving planning tools and evaluating plans to enable inputs into policies and effective planning exercises. In particular, her experience has been in governance, public policy, institutional and organizational frameworks and training and building capacities.