Lakra Harshit Sosan - Department of Architecture and Planning,Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Lakra Harshit Sosan
Harshit Sosan Lakra Assistant professor
Areas of Interest
  • Economic and Community Development (Neighborhood planning, Infrastructure development and management, International studies in planning, Culture and creative economy studies, Gender studies, Rehabilitation)., Environmental Planning and Management (Environmental psychology, Perception Modeling, Sustainable Development, Green and blue infrastructure, EIA), Indigenous Planning and Rural Development (Model Village Development, Vernacular Architecture), Urban Studies (Planning Legislation and Governance, Urban Resilience, Urban Mobility, Big Data and GIS)
Multiple Posts
2019-12-02OngoingMURP CoordinatorArchitecture and Planning, IIT Roorkee
Honors and Awards
Ford Foundation International Fellowship Program (IFP) FellowFORD Foundation 2009
Graduate Research Travel AwardCornell, City and Regional Planning2009
Graduate Research Travel AwardCornell University , Graduate School2009
Cornell Urban Scholarship ProgramCornell University2008
Nominated for Tribal Achiever Award in Education Section Department of Tribal Welfare2010
Educational Details
Master in Urban and Regional Planning Economic and Community Development and International Studies in Planning Cornell University 2009
PhDArchitecture and PlanningIndian Institute of Technology Roorkee2019
Post Graduate Diploma Environmental Planning Centre for Environmental and Planning , Ahmedabad2001
B.Arch Architecture Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal1999
  • American Planning Association, Member
  • Council of Architects, Member
  • Indian Society of Geomatics(ISG), Member
  • Indian Society of Technical Education(ISTE), Member
  • Institute of Town Planners, India(ITPI), Member
  • International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE), Member
  • International Planning Student Organization (IPSO ), Member
  • Organization of Cornell Planners (OCP), Member
  • Women’s Planning Forum (WPF) Cornell University, Member
  • Minority Organization Architecture, Art and Planning (MOAAP), Cornell University, Member
  • Cornell International Christian Fellowship (CICF), Member and President
  • SPARK, NGO, Jharkhand, Member
  • Adivasi Development Network (ADN) USA and Jharkhand, Secretary
  • International Fellowship Programme, Ford Foundation, Member
  • Jharkhand Water Forum, Member
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Date
Transformation of Census Towns in Uttarakhand: Policies and ProspectsDinesh SinghO2014-07
Municipal FinanceSobhith Mathew JoseO2016-07
Gender Sensitive Urban SpacesArshi ParasharO2019-07
Flood Resilience House DesignShalu MathuriaO2019-07
Urban Flood ResilienceNaveen PrasharO2020-01
Urban RegenerationUjjal HalderO2020-08
Water Bodies/ Kund StudyAmbika Prasad GuptaO2020-08
Spatial inequality and livelihood processesAnjali PathakO2021-01
Integrated watershed and Landuse ManagementVenkata RamanaO2021-01
Heritage CorridorsBushra AlarbeedO2021-07
Studying the Urban growth dynamics of Indian citiesNAUFAL AHMED MHO2021-08
Seismic Assessment of Dry Stone ConstructionRaman KantO2021-08
Human Development IndexANKUSHO2021-08
Public Health and Urban PlanningAvinash KaurO2021-08
Visits to outside institutions
Institute VisitedPurpose of VisitDate
Rio de Janeiro, BrazilWorld Planning Schools Congress2016-07-01
Sitges, SpainUrban Transition 20182018-11-05
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