Manoj Roy - Research Fellow
Manoj is a BWPI Research Fellow, co-directing the climate change and urban poverty in Asia and Africa (ClimUrb) programme. He has degrees in Architecture (B Arch, BUET, Bangladesh, 1995), Infrastructure Planning (MIP, Universität Stuttgart, Germany, 2001), Urban Planning (PhD, University of Manchester, UK, 2005) and Higher Education Teaching (PGCHET, Queen's University, UK, 2008). He has expertise in innovations and adaptive practices in poor urban settlements; poverty and vulnerability mapping; community and process planning; planning support systems (PSS); and spatial economics.
Between 2006-2008, Manoj was ERTDI Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Queen's University, Belfast. He successfully led and completed the Irish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-funded project titled Spatial allocation of material flow analysis: A GIS application of material flow analysis in Ireland.
In 2007-2009, Manoj was Lecturer in Spatial Planning, School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Queen's University, Belfast. Manoj's research interests include urban poverty; innovations and diffusion of innovative practices; urban land and rental markets; social and technical construction of spaces and dwellings; and the planning process in poor urban settlements. His recent sponsors include: EU FP7 to study Climate Change and Urban Vulnerability in Africa (CLUVA) (2010-2013); ESRC-DFID Joint Scheme for Research on International Development (Poverty Alleviation) to study community and institutional responses to challenges facing poor urban people in an era of global warming in Bangladesh (2010-2013); and Sustainable Consumption Institute to study climate vulnerability and adaptive practices in selected urban contexts in Bangladesh (2009-2011).
Manoj is principal investigator (PI) of the project Climate Change and Urban Poverty in Bangladesh (ClimUrb) - Projects 1, 2 and 3 (2009-2011). The research aims to deepen our understanding of climate change impacts on the urban poor in Bangladesh. The primary focus is on strengthening the capacity of the urban poor (now and in the future) to access and generate assets that will increase their resilience. Most knowledge about climate change impacts in Bangladesh focuses on rural areas. This path-breaking project creates knowledge about urban areas where the majority of Bangladesh's poor will reside by 2040. This will be developed into policy recommendations for government and practical advice for NGOs and social movements. To create knowledge directly applicable to meet social needs of poor urban people, the methodology brings together analyses of the Asset vulnerability and adaptation of poor urban people; Political economy of urban change; and Adaptive practices of institutions (technological and organisational). To view Manoj Roy's university staff profile please visit http://www.bwpi.manchester.ac.uk/aboutus/staff/mroy-profile.html
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