Dean (Research and Relationships)
• Department of Energy and Environment
Area of Expertise
Sustainable Consumption and Production
Shaleen Singhal is a Professor at TERI School of Advanced Studies and had been a Visiting Fulbright Professor at the Yale University in 2018. He has 22 years of research and academic experience working on sustainable urban development issues. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK. He had worked as faculty at the School of the Built Environment, University of Ulster, UK. Dr. Singhal is an architect planner with PhD on City Competitiveness that received the Global 2009 Emerald/EFMD outstanding doctoral research award. His research work and publications lay emphasis on sustainable redevelopment of cities, ecology based urban planning, infrastructure performance and effective governance for cities in emerging economies as India. Inter-disciplinary research by Dr Singhal and his PhD scholars examines the challenges and solutions for liveable cities. He has pioneered in structuring first-of-its-kind M Tech programme on Urban Development and Management in India; and the first masters’ course on Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) from a developing country. He had been the Principle Investigator of UNEP-EU funded Switch Asia Initiative focusing on SCP. He is a member of the Global Urban Competitiveness Project Council, US. Dr Singhal had been an external PhD examiner and research committee member at several architecture and planning schools in India.
Singhal, S. and Jain, Sourabh. (Forthcoming). Smart sustainable cities. In Environmental policy making in India. Edited by Kirsten J. and Raghunandan, D.
Singhal, S. Mcgreal, S. and Berry, J. 2013. An evaluative model for city competitiveness: application to UK cities. Land Use Policy 30, pp. 214-222.
Singhal, S. and Kapur, A. 2002. Industrial Estate Planning and Management in India - an Integrated Approach Towards Industrial Ecology. Journal of Environmental Management, Elsevier, 2002.
Singhal, S. Newell, G. and Nguyen, K. 2011. The significance and performance of infrastructure in India. Journal of Property Research, Vol. 28, No. 1, 15 – 34.
Singhal, S. Mcgreal, S. and Berry, J. 2012. Application of a hierarchical model for city competitiveness in cities of India. Cities, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cities.2012.05.012.
Singhal, S. and Kapur, A. 2002. Environmental management plans for the communities of Lucknow. International journal of appropriate technologies for water supply and sanitation – Waterlines. ITDG publishing, U.K. Vol. 20. No.4, April 2002.
Singhal, S. Berry, J. and Mcgreal, S. 2009. A framework for assessing regeneration, business strategies and urban competitiveness. Local Economy, Vol. 24 (2).
Tyagi, Y. and Singhal, S. 2018. Analyzing the influence of metro rail ridership on group housing property prices in Delhi. Real Estate Finance, 35:1, Wolters Kluwer.
Singhal, S. Berry, J. and McGreal, S. 2010. Linking regeneration and business with competitiveness for low carbon cities: lessons for India. In India Infrastructure Report 2010: Infrastructure Development in a Low Carbon Economy. Oxford University Press, New Delhi.
Pachauri, R.K. Singhal, S. Kandra, H.S. 2004. Environment. In India 2025: Social, Economic and Political stability. Ed. R. K. Sinha, CPR, New Delhi.
Biography included in the Marquis 'Who's Who in the World 2012' publication.
Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, UK in 2011 for contribution to higher education.
The Highly Commended 2009 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Award.
University of Ulster, Faculty 2009 Award for Best Thesis in Built Environment.
American Real Estate Society fellowship in 2008 for annual doctoral seminar presentation
Vice-Chancellor's Research Scholarship award for PhD at University of Ulster, 2005-08
Fellowship from German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development for curricula development in spatial environmental planning, landscape and city planning, 2002
Dresden University of Technology, Germany, fellowship for international course on environmental management for developing countries, 1999
Eklavya Foundation award (Gold Medal) for Excellence in Environmental Planning at CEPT University, 1997
Lao PDR’s Sustainable Consumption and Production policy mainstreaming: UNEP (2017). The project aims to support implementation of Lao PDR’s SCP policy mainstreaming programme and build current and future human resources on SCP for future through development, integration and delivery of SCP into tertiary and vocational curricula.
Embedding SCP into TERI University Postgraduate Programmes: UNEP – EU (2015-16). The project aims to mainstream Sustainable Consumption & Production and resource efficiency aspects into sustainable development planning, policies and regulatory frameworks through a first-of-its-kind PG course curriculum design for policy makers; Winter/Summer Schools on SCP; start-up research on sustainable tourism, sustainable consumer choice and sustainable built environment.
Scaling SCP learning and outreach through awareness-raising among key Switch Asia target audience: UNEP – EU (2016). The project aims to generate awareness of SCP among under-privileged school children as well as young research scholars and faculty members.
Indian- European Multi-level Climate Governance Research Networking (MCGRN) Project: ICSSR India, ANR France, DFG Germany, ESRC UK, and NOW Netherlands (ongoing).
The project aims at research networking for improved understanding of multi-level climate governance in India and the European Union.