Rounaq Basu

Doctoral Candidate

Rounaq Basu is a Doctoral Candidate in Urban Science and Planning at DUSP. His research interests include sustainable city planning, integrated urban systems, and relationships between mobility access and quality of life. He is particularly interested in thinking about ways to reduce auto-dependence that can enhance transportation equity and drive sustainable metropolitan growth. His work draws on urban analytics, GIS & spatial modeling, econometrics, and agent-based microsimulations to inform public policies in the mobility, housing, and land use sectors. He holds dual Master's degrees in Transportation and City Planning from MIT, and a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from IIT Bombay with a concentration in transportation engineering and a minor in economics.