Faculty Profile


Dr. Pritpal Randhawa


  • PhD in Science Policy, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi Title of the Thesis: From Citizen’s Right to Consumers Choice: Delhi’s Transport Revolution (1990 to 2006)

Past Experience

  • Senior Researcher (based in Delhi) on collaborative research projects between University of Sussex and Jawaharlal Nehru University, 2011 – 2017
  • Research Officer, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, May 2008 – Dec 2010

My Zone / Area of Expertise

Research Interest

  • Urban policy and governance, urban infrastructures, rural-urban linkages


  • PhD
    • Methods for Urban Research

Post Graduate

  • Urban Planning and Policy

  • Research Methodology


  • Governing the City

  • Cities and Waste

  • Knowing the City



Visiting Fellow, Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), University of Sussex, April 2016 – July 2016


Book Chapter

Marshall F, Dolley J, Bisht R, Priya R, Waldman L, Amersinghe P, Randhawa P (2018) ‘Peri-urban Ecosystem Services and Poverty Alleviation in Urbanising Contexts’, in K Schreckenberg, G Mace and M Poudyal (eds), Ecosystem Services and Poverty Alleviation: Trade Offs and Governance, London: Earthscan from Routledge, 111-125. ISBN 978-1-138-58083-1

Research Papers

  • de Bruin S, Dengerink J, Randhawa P, Wadee I, Biemans H, & Siderius C (2022) Urbanising food systems: Exploring opportunities for rural transformation, IFAD Research Series 71, Rome: IFAD. ISBN 978-92-9266-216-5
  • Randhawa P, Marshall F, Kushwaha P, Desai P (2020) Pathways for Sustainable Urban Waste Management and reduced Environmental Health Risks in India: Winners, Losers and Alternatives to Waste to Energy in Delhi, Frontiers in Sustainable Cities, Vol 2 (14), 1-15. ISSN 2624-9634
  • Priya R, Bisht R, Randhawa P, Arora M, Dolly J, McGranahan, Marshall F (2017) Local Environmentalism in Peri-urban Spaces in India: Emergent Ecological Democracy, STEPS Working Paper 96, IDS, Brighton. ISBN 97-1-78118-374-8
  • Marshall F and Randhawa P (2017) India’s Peri-urban Frontier: Rural-urban Transformations and Food Security, IIED Working Paper, London. ISBN 978-1-78431-381-4
  • Randhawa P and Marshall F (2014) Policy Transformations and Translations in Water Management: Lessons for Sustainability in Peri-urban Delhi, India, Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, Vol 32, 93-107. ISSN 1472-3425
  • Randhawa P (2012) Delhi Metro Rail: Beyond Mass Transit, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol 47 (16), 25-29. ISSN 2349-8846
  • Marshall M, Waldman L, Macgregor H, Mehta L, Randhawa P (2009) On the Edge of Sustainability: Peri-urban Interface in South Asian Cities, STEPS Working Paper 35, IDS, Brighton. ISBN 978 1 85864 794 0
  • Randhawa P (2007) Delhi’s Killer Buses, Seminar, 579, November, 70-72.

Reports and Policy Briefs

  • Randhawa R (2019) Urban Sanitation and Septage Management in Jharkhand: A, New Delhi: A City Level Sanitation Study (Adityapur, Hazaibagh, Mihijam), New Delhi: National Institute of Urban Affairs.
  • Chachra S, Randhawa P, Chatterjee P (2018) (eds), New Urban Agenda: Prospects and Challenges, New Delhi: Action Aid India.
  • Marshall F and Randhawa P (2017) Tackling Poverty and Food Security: Lessons from India’s Peri-urban Frontier, Briefing, London: IIED.
  • Marshall F, Dolley J, Randhawa P (2017) Why Peri-urban Ecosystem Services Matter for Urban Policy’, Brief, Brighton: STEPS Centre.
  • Agarwal R, Marshall F, Pandey P and Randhawa P (2015) Rethinking Urban Waste Management in India, Policy Brief, STEPS Centre and Toxics Link.
  • Randhawa P, Mehta L, Marshall F (2011) Contesting Sustainability in Peri-urban Interface, STEPS Research Report, Brighton: STEPS Centre.
  • Randhawa P, Goswami M, Barua B, (2006) Delhi Metro Rail: A New Mode of “Public” Transport?, New Delhi: Hazards Centre.
  • Randhawa P (2003), ‘Parivahan’, in D Roy (eds), Ye Dilli Kiski hai, New Delhi: Hazards Centre.