Ashali Bhandari

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Ashali Bhandari is a senior urban planner leading the Future Cities initiative at Transitions Research, Goa. She is also part of the low carbon lifestyles project at the Centre for Social and Behaviour Change at Ashoka University. Her main interests lie at the intersection of climate change, gender, and informality in growing, midsized Indian cities. She has previously worked at the National Institute of Urban Affairs and the Studio X Mumbai. She has a master’s in urban and regional planning from the School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania.

Areas of Expertise

Urban planning, Climate change, Gender

Professional background

Currently working at

Transitions Research
Transitions Research

Articles by Ashali Bhandari

dustbins made of bamboo_climate change

May 31, 2023
Behaviour change and climate action
Policymakers must recognise behavior change as an important tool to inform climate policies and communication, and enable individual climate action.
blue delivery bikes parked-gig workers

April 28, 2023
Too hot to deliver
Platform companies, governments, and regulatory bodies must work together to effectively address heat stress for vulnerable communities like delivery workers in Indian cities.
Aerial view of a road that is bustling with traffic-carbon neutral

June 23, 2022
How can Indian cities achieve net-zero emissions?
India's rapid urbanisation, limited governance capacities, and lack of climate-friendly policies hinder its path to carbon neutrality. Here's how this can change.
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