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Department of Computer Science and Technology

  • Associate Professor of Sustainable Built Environment
  • Visiting Professor

Dr Ronita Bardhan is an architectural engineer and urban studies educator, with a PhD in urban engineering. Bardhan leads the research group - Cambridge Sustainable Design Group (SDG)Her research is centered around data-driven design of built environment for precision prevention from health and energy burdens in the warming climate. She triangulates building physics, , AI and machine learning  and social science to develop solutions for realising health and low-carbon energy potential in built environments. Bardhan works on climate heat stress health in built environment. She has extensively worked in  Slum Rehabilitation (social) housing (in India, Indonesia, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa and Brazil). Her impactful work has received traction from policymakers and has received wide coverage in the news media. Ronita is part of AI for Environmental RiskCambridge Public HealthCentre for Science and Policy, Cambridge Zero Cambridge Global Challenges and Sustainability Leadership for Built Environment (IDBE).

She is Director of Research and Deputy Head of Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge. Dr Bardhan is Director of Studies and Fellow in Architecture at Selwyn College in Cambridge. Bardhan Chairs the Research Ethics Committee at the Department of Architecture and History of Arts, and is member of the Cambridge Environmental Sustainability Strategy Committee at the UniversityShe is strongly committed to and is an ardent advocate of the shared vision of equality, diversity, inclusion, and belonging in all spheres of her research and teaching.  She believes that everyone benefits from strength in difference and that diversity is instrumental to success.

Research

Data-Driven Built-Environment Design   Click here for Sustainable Design Group

The vertebral research theme of Dr Bardhan's group is ‘Data-Driven Design Heuristics for Sustainable Built Environment'. She works in the niche sector of habitat design, health and well-being, energy decisions and gender equality for low-income housing. Her expertise includes

  • Sustainable Design (Slum Rehabilitation Housing)  
  • Digital Tools for Health and Energy behaviour insights
  • Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence; Computer Vision
  • Urban Modeling & Spatial Analysis
  • Building Performance: Simulation; Energy Efficiency

Publications

Journal articles

  • Sun, M. and Bardhan, R., 2024. Identifying Hard-to-Decarbonize houses from multi-source data in Cambridge, UK Sustainable Cities and Society, v. 100
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.scs.2023.105015
  • Zuñiga-Gonzalez, A., Madhavapeddy, A. and Bardhan, R., 2024. Green Urban Equity: Analyzing the 3-30-300 Rule in UK Cities and Its Socioeconomic Implications
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu24-20833
  • Bardhan, R., Pan, J., Chen, S. and Yeung Cho, T., 2024. Breathing Space in a Compact City: Impacts of Urban Re-densification on Mumbai's Low-Income Housing Environment Habitat International, v. 149
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.habitatint.2024.103098
  • Ling, Y-T., Bardhan, R., Debnath, R. and Mukherjee, B., 2024. Are heatwaves more deadly for women? Significance,
  • Zhao, Y., Sen, S., Susca, T., Iaria, J., Kubilay, A., Gunawardena, K., Zhou, X., Takane, Y., Park, Y., Wang, X., Rubin, A., Fan, Y., Yuan, C., Bardhan, R., Derome, D., Ürge-Vorsatz, D. and Carmeliet, J., 2023. Beating urban heat: Multimeasure-centric solution sets and a complementary framework for decision-making Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, v. 186
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2023.113668
  • Pan, J., Cho, TY., Sun, M., Debnath, R., Lonsdale, N., Wilcox, C. and Bardhan, R., 2023. Future workspace needs flexibility and diversity: A machine learning-driven behavioural analysis of co-working space. PLoS One, v. 18
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0292370
  • Borah, A., Bardhan, R. and Bhatia, U., 2023. Protecting heritage: Insights into effective flood management using green infrastructure in a highly urbanized environment International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, v. 98
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2023.104075
  • Sunikka-Blank, M., Bardhan, R. and Mohandas, P., 2023. From informal to formal: understanding gendered energy transitions through filmmaking in Cape Town and Mumbai Gender, Place and Culture, v. 30
    Doi: 10.1080/0966369X.2022.2115982
  • Peng, Z., Debnath, R., Bardhan, R. and Steemers, K., 2023. Machine learning-based evaluation of dynamic thermal-tempering performance and thermal diversity for 107 Cambridge courtyards Sustainable Cities and Society, v. 88
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.scs.2022.104275
  • Li, H., Zhao, Y., Bardhan, R., Kubilay, A., Derome, D. and Carmeliet, J., 2023. Time-evolving Impact of Trees on Street Canyon Microclimate Journal of Physics: Conference Series, v. 2654
    Doi: 10.1088/1742-6596/2654/1/012145
  • Malik, J. and Bardhan, R., 2023. A localized adaptive comfort model for free-running low-income housing in Mumbai, India Energy and Buildings, v. 281
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2022.112756
  • Zhao, Y., Li, H., Bardhan, R., Kubilay, A., Li, Q. and Carmeliet, J., 2023. The time-evolving impact of tree size on nighttime street canyon microclimate: Wind tunnel modeling of aerodynamic effects and heat removal Urban Climate, v. 49
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.uclim.2023.101528
  • Bardhan, R., Debnath, R. and Mukherjee, B., 2023. Factor in gender to beat the heat in impoverished settlements. Nature, v. 620
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-023-02632-3
  • Bardhan, R., Gupta, P. and Majumdar, A., 2022. GeoInFuse - A data-driven information fusion for intra-urban form classification in data-scarce heterogeneous cities Cities, v. 127
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.cities.2022.103762
  • Pan, J. and Bardhan, R., 2022. Evaluating the risk of accessing green spaces in COVID-19 pandemic: A model for public urban green spaces (PUGS) in London. Urban For Urban Green, v. 74
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ufug.2022.127648
  • Peng, Z., Bardhan, R., Ellard, C. and Steemers, K., 2022. Urban climate walk: A stop-and-go assessment of the dynamic thermal sensation and perception in two waterfront districts in Rome, Italy Building and Environment, v. 221
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2022.109267
  • Dong, B., Liu, Y., Mu, W., Jiang, Z., Pandey, P., Hong, T., Olesen, B., Lawrence, T., O'Neil, Z., Andrews, C., Azar, E., Bandurski, K., Bardhan, R., Bavaresco, M., Berger, C., Burry, J., Carlucci, S., Chvatal, K., De Simone, M., Erba, S., Gao, N., Graham, LT., Grassi, C., Jain, R., Kumar, S., Kjærgaard, M., Korsavi, S., Langevin, J., Li, Z., Lipczynska, A., Mahdavi, A., Malik, J., Marschall, M., Nagy, Z., Neves, L., O'Brien, W., Pan, S., Park, JY., Pigliautile, I., Piselli, C., Pisello, AL., Rafsanjani, HN., Rupp, RF., Salim, F., Schiavon, S., Schwee, J., Sonta, A., Touchie, M., Wagner, A., Walsh, S., Wang, Z., Webber, DM., Yan, D., Zangheri, P., Zhang, J., Zhou, X. and Zhou, X., 2022. A Global Building Occupant Behavior Database. Sci Data, v. 9
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-022-01475-3
  • Debnath, R., Bardhan, R., Shah, DU., Mohaddes, K., Ramage, MH., Alvarez, RM. and Sovacool, BK., 2022. Social media enables people-centric climate action in the hard-to-decarbonise building sector Scientific Reports, v. 12
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-23624-9
  • Malik, J., Bardhan, R., Hong, T. and Piette, MA., 2022. Developing occupant archetypes within urban low-income housing: A case study in Mumbai, India Building Simulation, v. 15
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1007/s12273-022-0889-9
  • Debnath, R., Bardhan, R., Misra, A., Hong, T., Rozite, V. and Ramage, MH., 2022. Lockdown impacts on residential electricity demand in India: A data-driven and non-intrusive load monitoring study using Gaussian mixture models Energy Policy, v. 164
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2022.112886
  • Malik, J. and Bardhan, R., 2022. Thermal comfort perception in naturally ventilated affordable housing of India Advances in Building Energy Research, v. 16
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1080/17512549.2021.1907224
  • Kumar, N., Bardhan, R., Kubota, T., Tominaga, Y. and Shirzadi, M., 2022. Parametric study on vertical void configurations for improving ventilation performance in the mid-rise apartment building Building and Environment, v. 215
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2022.108969
  • Debnath, R., Bardhan, R., Darby, S., Mohaddes, K., Sunikka-Blank, M., Cristina Villaça Coelho, A. and Isa, A., 2021. Words against injustices: a deep narrative analysis of energy cultures in poverty of Abuja, Mumbai and Rio de Janeiro Energy Research and Social Science, v. 72
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2020.101892
  • Kumar, N., Kubota, T., Tominaga, Y., Shirzadi, M. and Bardhan, R., 2021. CFD simulations of wind-induced ventilation in apartment buildings with vertical voids: Effects of pilotis and wind fin on ventilation performance Building and Environment, v. 194
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2021.107666
  • Gaur, A. and Bardhan, R., 2021. Editorial: Past, Present, and Future Impacts of Climate on Infrastructure Frontiers in Water, v. 3
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.3389/frwa.2021.670950
  • Pan, J., Bardhan, R. and Jin, Y., 2021. Spatial distributive effects of public green space and COVID-19 infection in London. Urban For Urban Green, v. 62
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ufug.2021.127182
  • Debnath, R., Bardhan, R., Reiner, DM. and Miller, JR., 2021. Political, economic, social, technological, legal and environmental dimensions of electric vehicle adoption in the United States: a social-media interaction analysis Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, v. 152
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2021.111707
  • Sunikka-Blank, M., Abdie, D. and Bardhan, R., 2021. ‘We need ground space’: urban densification and transitional housing in Ethiopia Journal of the British Academy, v. 9
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.5871/jba/009s9.081
  • Mehrotra, S., Subramanian, D., Bardhan, R. and Jana, A., 2021. Effect of surface treatment and built form on thermal profile of open spaces: A case of Mumbai, India Urban Climate, v. 35
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.uclim.2020.100736
  • Kshetrimayum, B., Bardhan, R. and Kubota, T., 2020. Factors affecting residential satisfaction in slum rehabilitation housing in Mumbai Sustainability (Switzerland), v. 12
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.3390/su12062344
  • Malik, J., Bardhan, R., Hong, T. and Piette, MA., 2020. Contextualising adaptive comfort behaviour within low-income housing of Mumbai, India Building and Environment, v. 177
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2020.106877
  • Sathyakumar, V., Ramsankaran, RAAJ. and Bardhan, R., 2020. Geospatial approach for assessing spatiotemporal dynamics of urban green space distribution among neighbourhoods: A demonstration in Mumbai Urban Forestry and Urban Greening, v. 48
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ufug.2020.126585
  • Debnath, R., Simoes, GMF., Bardhan, R., Leder, SM., Lamberts, R. and Sunikka-Blank, M., 2020. Energy justice in slum rehabilitation housing: An empirical exploration of built environment effects on socio-cultural energy demand Sustainability (Switzerland), v. 12
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.3390/su12073027
  • Sarkar, A. and Bardhan, R., 2020. Optimal interior design for naturally ventilated low-income housing: a design-route for environmental quality and cooling energy saving Advances in Building Energy Research, v. 14
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1080/17512549.2019.1626764
  • Mehrotra, S., Bardhan, R. and Ramamritham, K., 2020. Diurnal thermal diversity in heterogeneous built area: Mumbai, India Urban Climate, v. 32
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.uclim.2020.100627
  • Bardhan, R., Debnath, R., Gama, J. and Vijay, U., 2020. REST framework: A modelling approach towards cooling energy stress mitigation plans for future cities in warming Global South. Sustain Cities Soc, v. 61
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.scs.2020.102315
  • Malik, J. and Bardhan, R., 2020. Energy target pinch analysis for optimising thermal comfort in low-income dwellings Journal of Building Engineering, v. 28
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jobe.2019.101045
  • Sarkar, A. and Bardhan, R., 2020. Socio-physical liveability through socio-spatiality in low-income resettlement archetypes - A case of slum rehabilitation housing in Mumbai, India. Cities, v. 105
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.cities.2020.102840
  • Mehrotra, S., Bardhan, R. and Ramamritham, K., 2020. Urban form as policy variable for climate-sensitive area planning under heterogeneity: A geographically weighted regression approach Area Development and Policy, v. 5
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1080/23792949.2019.1609368
  • Lueker, J., Bardhan, R., Sarkar, A. and Norford, L., 2020. Indoor air quality among Mumbai's resettled populations: Comparing Dharavi slum to nearby rehabilitation sites Building and Environment, v. 167
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2019.106419
  • Sunikka-Blank, M., Bardhan, R., Schupp, J., Prabhu, J. and Penz, F., 2020. Films as source of everyday life and energy use: a case of Indian cinema Energy Research and Social Science, v. 69
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2020.101655
  • Debnath, R., Darby, S., Bardhan, R., Mohaddes, K. and Sunikka-Blank, M., 2020. Grounded reality meets machine learning: A deep-narrative analysis framework for energy policy research Energy Research and Social Science, v. 69
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2020.101704
  • Debnath, R. and Bardhan, R., 2020. India nudges to contain COVID-19 pandemic: A reactive public policy analysis using machine-learning based topic modelling. PLoS One, v. 15
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0238972
  • Jana, A., Sarkar, A. and Bardhan, R., 2020. Analysing outdoor airflow and pollution as a parameter to assess the compatibility of mass-scale low-cost residential development Land Use Policy, v. 99
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2020.105052
  • Sunikka-Blank, M., Bardhan, R. and Haque, AN., 2019. Gender, domestic energy and design of inclusive low-income habitats: A case of slum rehabilitation housing in Mumbai, India Energy Research and Social Science, v. 49
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2018.10.020
  • Debnath, R., Bardhan, R. and Sunikka-Blank, M., 2019. How does slum rehabilitation influence appliance ownership? A structural model of non-income drivers Energy Policy, v. 132
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2019.06.005
  • Sathyakumar, V., Ramsankaran, RAAJ. and Bardhan, R., 2019. Linking remotely sensed Urban Green Space (UGS) distribution patterns and Socio-Economic Status (SES) - A multi-scale probabilistic analysis based in Mumbai, India GIScience and Remote Sensing, v. 56
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1080/15481603.2018.1549819
  • Mehrotra, S., Bardhan, R. and Ramamritham, K., 2019. Outdoor thermal performance of heterogeneous urban environment: An indicator-based approach for climate-sensitive planning Science of the Total Environment, v. 669
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.03.152
  • Bardhan, R., Sunikka-Blank, M. and Haque, AN., 2019. Sentiment analysis as tool for gender mainstreaming in slum rehabilitation housing management in Mumbai, India Habitat International, v. 92
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.habitatint.2019.102040
  • Mehrotra, S., Bardhan, R. and Ramamritham, K., 2018. Urban Informal Housing and Surface Urban Heat Island Intensity: Exploring Spatial Association in the City of Mumbai Environment and Urbanization ASIA, v. 9
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1177/0975425318783548
  • Nutkiewicz, A., Jain, RK. and Bardhan, R., 2018. Energy modeling of urban informal settlement redevelopment: Exploring design parameters for optimal thermal comfort in Dharavi, Mumbai, India Applied Energy, v. 231
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2018.09.002
  • Bardhan, R., Debnath, R., Jana, A. and Norford, LK., 2018. Investigating the association of healthcare-seeking behavior with the freshness of indoor spaces in low-income tenement housing in Mumbai Habitat International, v. 71
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.habitatint.2017.12.007
  • Debnath, R. and Bardhan, R., 2018. Resource Symbiosis Model through bricolage: A livelihood generation assessment of an Indian village Journal of Rural Studies, v. 60
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2018.03.010
  • Basu, R., Jana, A. and Bardhan, R., 2018. A Health Care Facility Allocation Model for Expanding Cities in Developing Nations: Strategizing Urban Health Policy Implementation Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy, v. 11
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1007/s12061-016-9208-0
  • Bick, IA., Bardhan, R. and Beaubois, T., 2018. Applying fuzzy logic to open data for sustainable development decision-making: a case study of the planned city Amaravati Natural Hazards, v. 91
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1007/s11069-018-3186-2
  • Bardhan, R., 2017. Integrating rapid assessment of flood proneness into urban planning under data constraints: a fuzzy logic and bricolage approach Area Development and Policy, v. 2
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1080/23792949.2017.1338523
  • Debnath, R., Bardhan, R. and Banerjee, R., 2017. Taming the killer in the kitchen: mitigating household air pollution from solid-fuel cookstoves through building design Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, v. 19
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1007/s10098-016-1251-7
  • Chikaraishi, M., Jana, A., Bardhan, R., Varghese, V. and Fujiwara, A., 2017. A framework to analyze capability and travel in formal and informal urban settings: A case from Mumbai Journal of Transport Geography, v. 65
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2017.09.001
  • Bardhan, R. and Debnath, R., 2016. Towards daylight inclusive bye-law: Daylight as an energy saving route for affordable housing in India Energy for Sustainable Development, v. 34
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.esd.2016.06.005
  • Bardhan, R., Debnath, R. and Bandopadhyay, S., 2016. A conceptual model for identifying the risk susceptibility of urban green spaces using geo-spatial techniques Modeling Earth Systems and Environment, v. 2
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1007/s40808-016-0202-y
  • D’Acci, L., Haas, T. and Bardhan, R., 2016. Inaugural editorial of urban planning Urban Planning, v. 1
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.17645/up.v1i1.586
  • Debnath, R., Bardhan, R. and Banerjee, R., 2016. Investigating the age of air in rural Indian kitchens for sustainable built-environment design Journal of Building Engineering, v. 7
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jobe.2016.07.011
  • Jana, A., Bardhan, R., Sarkar, S. and Kumar, V., 2016. Framework to assess and locate affordable and accessible housing for developing nations: Empirical evidences from Mumbai Habitat International, v. 57
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.habitatint.2016.07.005
  • Bardhan, R., Kurisu, K. and Hanaki, K., 2015. Does compact urban forms relate to good quality of life in high density cities of India? Case of Kolkata Cities, v. 48
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.cities.2015.06.005
  • Bardhan, R., Sarkar, S., Jana, A. and Velaga, NR., 2015. Mumbai slums since independence: Evaluating the policy outcomes Habitat International, v. 50
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.habitatint.2015.07.009
  • Bardhan, R., 2013. Simulation of Land Use Consequences of Urban Corridor in Kolkata: An Integrated Spatial and Expert System Model Environment and Urbanization Asia, v. 4
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1177/0975425313510767
  • Bardhan, R., 1999. Special issue on group lending - Preface JOURNAL OF DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS, v. 60
  • Malik, J., Bardhan, R. and Banerji, P., Rethinking Indoor Thermal Comfort in the Era of Rebound & Pre‐bound Effect for the Developing World: A Systematic Review Indoor Air,
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1111/ina.12664
  • Debnath, R., Bardhan, R. and Sunikka-Blank, M., Discomfort and distress in slum rehabilitation: Investigating a rebound phenomenon using a backcasting approach Habitat International, v. 87
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.habitatint.2019.03.010
  • Bardhan, R., Debnath, R. and Jana, A., Evolution of sustainable energy policies in India since 1947: A review Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Energy and Environment,
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1002/wene.340
  • Sunikka-Blank, M., Abdie, D. and Bardhan, R., �We need ground space�: urban densification and transitional housing in Ethiopia Journal of the British Academy, v. 9s9
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.5871/jba/009s7.081
  • Bardhan, R. and Sarkar, A., Investigating optimised ventilator and furniture position for increasing indoor environmental efficiency in slum rehabilitated tenements: Evidence from Mumbai, India Frontiers of Architectural Research,
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.foar.2019.12.001
  • Pan, J., Chen, S. and Bardhan, R., Reinventing hybrid office design through a people-centric adaptive approach Building and Environment,
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2024.111219
  • Debnath, R. and Bardhan, R., Evaluating building material based thermal comfort of a typical low-cost modular house in India Materials Today: Proceedings, v. 5
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.matpr.2017.11.087
  • Jin, Y. and So, E., Urban expansion simulation with an explainable ensemble deep learning framework Heliyon,
  • Bardhan, R., Basu, R., Jana, A. and BANDYOPADHYAY, S., Pinch Analysis as a Quantitative Decision Framework for Determining Gaps in Health Care Delivery Systems Process Integration and Optimization for Sustainability,
  • Debnath, R., Bardhan, R., Malik, J. and Sarkar, A., Low-income housing layouts under socio-architectural complexities: A parametric study for sustainable slum rehabilitation Sustainable Cities and Society,
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.scs.2018.04.038
  • Chen, S. and Yue, L., Technical Efficiency Evaluation of Primary Health Care Institutions in Shenzhen, China, and Its Policy Implications under the COVID-19 Pandemic International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health,
  • Debnath, R., Bardhan, R. and Bell, ML., Lethal heatwaves are challenging India’s sustainable development PLOS Climate, v. 2
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pclm.0000156
  • CHIKARAISHI, M., Arnab, J., BARDHAN, R. and FUJIWARA, A., Time Use of the Urban Poor and Rural Poor on Activities and Travel in Gujarat, India: Similarities and Differences Asian Transport Studies, v. 4
    Doi: 10.11175/eastsats.4.19
  • BARDHAN, R., VARGHESE, V. and Arnab, J., Analyzing Regional Travel Patterns in India: Disaggregated Analysis of Social, Health and Pilgrimage Trips Journal of the Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies, v. 11
    Doi: 10.11175/easts.11.362
  • Chen, S., Li, Y., Yi, Z., Wu, B., Bardhan, R. and Wu, L., Technical Efficiency Evaluation of Primary Health Care Institutions in Shenzhen, China, and Its Policy Implications under the COVID-19 Pandemic International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health,
  • Pardeshi, P., Jadhav, B., Singh, R., Kapoor, N., Bardhan, R., Jana, A., David, S. and Roy, N., Association between architectural parameters and burden of tuberculosis in three resettlement colonies of M-East Ward, Mumbai, India Cities & Health,
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1080/23748834.2020.1731919
  • Jana, A., Sarkar, A. and Bardhan, R., Evaluating well-being in low-income mass housing in India with specific reference to natural ventilation Area Development and Policy,
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1080/23792949.2022.2043171
  • Book chapters

  • Kumar, N., Bardhan, R., Kubota, T., Tominaga, Y. and Shirzadi, M., 2023. Parametric Study on Vertical Void Configurations for Improving Natural Ventilation in Double-Loaded Apartments
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-19-9822-5_208
  • Bardhan, R. and Pan, J., 2023. The Why? How? What? and What-ifs of Mass Slum Rehabilitation Housing in India
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.4324/9781003191407-18
  • Rajadhyaksha, A., Sunikka-Blank, M., Bardhan, R. and Schupp, J., 2022. Indian Cinema as a Database for Socio-Energy Behavior in Chawls
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.4324/9781003107309-18
  • Sarkar, A. and Bardhan, R., 2021. Computation-driven design heuristic for environmentally sustainable compact cities
  • Malik, J. and Bardhan, R., 2021. Integrating Occupant Behaviour in Thermal Comfort Assessment of Low-Income Dwellings
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-61891-9_5
  • Sarkar, A. and Bardhan, R., 2021. Analyzing the housing condition and ventilation performance of low-income settlements: Comparing the rural-urban divide among states of India
  • Sarkar, A., Kumar, N., Jana, A. and Bardhan, R., 2021. Association Between Built-Environment and Livability: Case of Mumbai Slum Rehabs
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-33-4114-2_6
  • Kumar, N. and Bardhan, R., 2021. Optimizing Building Fenestration Design for Daylight and Energy Savings in Low-Income Housing: Case of Mumbai, India
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-33-4114-2_36
  • Malik, J., Bardhan, R. and Banerji, P., 2021. Understanding the Effect of Occupant Behaviour on Thermal Comfort and Energy Use in Slum Rehabilitation Housing
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-33-4114-2_23
  • Sarkar, A. and Bardhan, R., 2021. Analysing the Impact of Interior Design on Indoor Ventilation in Low-Income Housing of Mumbai
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-33-4114-2_20
  • Sarkar, A. and Bardhan, R., 2021. Cooling Energy-Saving Potential of Naturally Ventilated Interior Design in Low-Income Tenement Unit
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-5955-6_9
  • Sarkar, A. and Bardhan, R., 2021. Analyzing the housing condition and ventilation performance of low-income settlements
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.4324/9781003091370-9
  • Malik, J. and Bardhan, R., 2020. User Experience and Perception in First-Generation Green-Rated Office Buildings in India
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-2666-4_51
  • Bardhan, R. and Debnath, R., 2020. Building Energy Performance with Site-Based Airflow Characteristics in Naturally Ventilated Conditions in Low-Income Tenement Housing of Mumbai
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-2666-4_50
  • Bardhan, R., Jana, A. and Sarkar, S., 2019. Informality
  • Jana, A. and Bardhan, R., 2018. Planning transit system for Indian Cities: Opportunities and challenges
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-5646-6.ch077
  • Bardhan, R. and Jana, A., 2016. Planning transit system for India cities: Opportunities and challenges
  • Other publications

  • Li, H., Zhao, Y., Bardhan, R., Chan, PW., Derome, D., Luo, Z., Ürge-Vorsatz, D. and Carmeliet, J., 2023. Relating three-decade surge in space cooling demand to urban warming Environmental Research Letters, v. 12
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/ad0a56
  • Conference proceedings

  • Pan, J., Cho, TY. and Bardhan, R., 2022. Occupancy level prediction based on a sensor-detected dataset in a co-working space BuildSys 2022 - Proceedings of the 2022 9th ACM International Conference on Systems for Energy-Efficient Buildings, Cities, and Transportation,
    Doi: 10.1145/3563357.3566133
  • Kshetrimayum, B. and Bardhan, R., 2019. Appraisal of residential satisfaction in slum rehabilitation housing in mumbai Proceedings of the Annual International Conference on Architecture and Civil Engineering,
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.5176/2301-394X_ACE19.517
  • Mehrotra, S., Mammen, PM., Ramamritham, K. and Bardhan, R., 2019. Data driven monitoring of thermal profile: Towards sustainable urban habitats ACM International Conference Proceeding Series,
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1145/3287098.3287133
  • Sarkar, A. and Bardhan, R., 2019. A simulation based framework to optimize the interior design parameters for effective Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) experience in affordable residential units: Cases from Mumbai, India IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, v. 294
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1088/1755-1315/294/1/012060
  • Debnath, R., Bardhan, R. and Jain, RK., 2017. A data-driven and simulation approach for understanding thermal performance of slum redevelopment in mumbai, india Building Simulation Conference Proceedings, v. 5
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.26868/25222708.2017.810
  • Mehrotra, S., Bardhan, R. and Ramamritham, K., 2016. BUILT FORM DETERMINANTS OF URBAN LAND SURFACE TEMPERATURE: A CASE OF MUMBAI EXPANDING BOUNDARIES: SYSTEMS THINKING IN THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT,
  • Debnath, R. and Bardhan, R., 2016. Daylight Performance of a Naturally Ventilated Building as Parameter for Energy Management Energy Procedia, v. 90
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2016.11.205
  • Bardhan, R., Bahuman, C., Pathan, I. and Ramamritham, K., 2016. Designing a game based persuasive technology to promote pro-environmental behaviour (PEB) IEEE Region 10 Humanitarian Technology Conference, R10-HTC 2015 - co-located with 8th International Conference on Humanoid, Nanotechnology, Information Technology, Communication and Control, Environment and Management, HNICEM 2015,
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1109/R10-HTC.2015.7391844
  • Debnath, R., Bardhan, R. and Jain, RK., 2016. Poster abstract: A data-driven design framework for urban slum housing - Case of Mumbai Proceedings of the 3rd ACM Conference on Systems for Energy-Efficient Built Environments, BuildSys 2016,
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1145/2993422.2996406
  • Bardhan, R., Malik, J. and Banerji, P., Simulating The Dynamics Of Occupant Behaviour For Thermal Comfort In Social Housing
  • Bardhan, R. and Sarkar, A., Efficient Indoor Design in Slum Rehabilitation: A Systematic Simulation for Optimized Energy and experiential Indoor Environmental Quality (e-IEQ)
  • Bardhan, R., Kumar, N., Kubota, T. and Yoshihide, T., CFD Analysis Of Airflow In Voids For Better Cross Ventilation In Midrise Buildings In Hot And Humid Climates
  • Bardhan, R. and Sarkar, A., Optimizing Interior Layout for Effective Experiential Indoor Environmental Quality in Low-income Tenement Unit: A Case of Mumbai, India
  • Debnath, R., Bardhan, R. and Jain, RK., A data-driven and simulation approach for understanding thermal performance of slum redevelopment in Mumbai, India Proceedings of the 15th IBPSA Conference,
  • Working papers

  • Debnath, R., Bardhan, R., Mohaddes, K., Shah, DU., Ramage, MH. and Alvarez, RM., 2022. People-centric Emission Reduction in Buildings: A Data-driven and Network Topology-based Investigation
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.17863/CAM.81919
  • Debnath, R., Bardhan, R., Darby, S., Mohaddes, K., Sunikka-Blank, M., Coelho, ACVIA. and Isa, A., 2020. A deep-narrative analysis of energy cultures in slum rehabilitation housing of Abuja, Mumbai and Rio de Janeiro for just policy design
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.17863/CAM.62314
  • Debnath, R., Darby, S., Bardhan, R., Mohaddes, K. and Sunikka-Blank, M., 2020. Grounded reality meets machine learning: A deep-narrative analysis framework for energy policy research
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.17863/CAM.61821
  • Reports

  • Bardhan, R. and Debnath, R., 2018. Building Science for low-income habitat
  • Contact Details

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    GC01
    Email: 

    rb867@cam.ac.uk