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2016 Scholars

Akshima Ghate is a Senior Fellow at the Centre for Sustainable Mobility at The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi. She graduated as a Development Planner and has a Master in Planning with specialization in Environmental Planning from the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi. Her recent research work focuses on policy issues related to promotion of sustainable transport systems in India; analyzing transport sector’s energy consumption and climate change impacts; research related to sustainable urban transport; estimating carbon footprint/life cycle impact of transport projects and urban energy consumption; and sustainable mobility planning in large urban developments. 

She is currently pursuing her PhD from the Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi in which she is establishing linkages between the changing role of women in society and its impact on future of mobility. In particular, she is studying the changing mobility of women in the context of increasing formal employment amongst women and construing its implications for achieving sustainable and low-carbon mobility. 


Fiamma Perez-Prada is a PhD candidate in the Transport Research Center at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Spain. Her research focuses on the development and assessment of sustainable transport policies; in particular, she is studying the socioeconomic and environmental impacts of new technologies on urban mobility. 

Her work as a recipient of the 2016 Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarship stressed the importance of evaluating transport emission reduction strategies  taking into account emission´s different spatial and temporal impacts. She developed methodological tools to evaluate climate change and air pollution co-benefits and trade-offs of such measures and provided policy recommendations to achieve greener and cleaner cities.


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