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Ms. Shikha Patel, Urban planning , Women Researcher Award.

Qatar University, Qatar

Professional Profiles:



👨‍🎓 Bio Summary:

Shikha Patel is a dedicated urban planner with a background in architecture and a strong focus on sustainable development. She holds a PhD in Urban Planning from Qatar University, Qatar, and an MBA in Infrastructure & Construction from JNU, India. Her expertise lies in grant writing, academic editing, GIS analysis, and both qualitative and quantitative analysis. Shikha is fluent in English, Hindi, and Gujarati, and she excels in both individual and team settings, with a deep commitment to finding contextually appropriate solutions.

🎓 Education:

Shikha completed her Master’s in Architecture (Urban Design) from Visvesvaraya Technological University, India, where she received the Gold Medal. She also holds a Bachelor’s in Architecture from Gujarat University, India. Additionally, she is a LEED Green Associate and a member of the Council of Architecture in India.

🔍 Research Focus:

Shikha’s research focuses on the impact of urban design on mental health, land use dynamics in urban areas, and outdoor thermal comfort. She is particularly interested in integrating land use and public transport systems to create sustainable urban environments.

👩‍💼 Professional Journey:

Shikha began her career as a Junior Architect at SHS Designs in India, where she was responsible for designing and delivering residential buildings. She later transitioned to Retail Planning at Tesco HSC, where she collaborated with on-site contractors and architects to design Tesco store layouts for the Eastern European region. Her role as a Business Development Manager at 100 Krafts involved delivering interior design projects from inception to implementation.

🏆 Honors & Awards:

Shikha has received recognition for her academic achievements, including the Gold Medal from Visvesvaraya Technological University, India, and her professional contributions, such as her LEED Green Associate certification.

Professional Experience: 💼

Shikha’s professional journey includes roles as a Research Assistant at Qatar University, where she worked on various grants related to urban planning. She has also volunteered with the United Nations, contributing to sustainable development projects. Her previous roles include Teaching Assistant positions in India, where she taught subjects ranging from Research Methodologies to Architectural Practice.

📚 Top Noted Publications :

Impact of Land Use/ Land Cover (LULC) on Land Surface Temperatures (LST) and outdoor thermal comfort

Authors: Patel, S., Indraganti, M., Jawarneh, R.N.

Journal: Building and Environment, 2024, 249, 111130

The urban regeneration’s framework for transit villages in Qatar: the case of Al Sadd in Doha

Authors: Furlan, R., Zaina, S., Patel, S.

Journal: Environment, Development and Sustainability, 2021, 23(4), pp. 5920–5936

Citations: 15

A Framework for Enhancing the Spatial Urban Form of Informal Economies in India: The Case of Krishna Rajendra Market, Bangalore

Authors: Patel, S., Furlan, R., Grosvald, M.

Journal: SAGE Open, 2021, 11(2)

Citations: 1

Author Metrics 📊 : 

Shikha’s publications have been well-received, with several articles published in reputable journals such as Sustainable Cities and Society, Building and Environment, and the Journal of Infrastructure, Policy and Development.

📅 Research Timeline:

Shikha’s research journey has been marked by a series of impactful contributions, starting from her early publications on street vending policy to her recent work on integrating land use and public transport systems for sustainable urban development.

Ms Shikha Patel | Urban planning | Women Researcher Award |

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