Department: Architecture, Department of
Organisation: University of Cambridge
Expertise: Data driven design for healthy environments
Dr Ronita Bardhan works on the niche sector of data-driven habitat design for health and well-being for low-income housing in Global South. Her tractable research includes effects of design on thermal comfort, indoor air quality, ventilation and other environmental parameters on health deficiency, disease occurrence and mental well-being. She uses data-driven design of built environments to effectively address 4 verticals of sustainable development goals : SDG3 (health and well-being), SDG11(sustainable habitat), SDG7 (clean energy) and SDG 5 (gender equality). Through her research, she seeks for the transdisciplinary collaboration where she soft-couples architecture design, engineering, data sciences with social science.
Lueker J., Bardhan R, Sarkar A, Norford L, (2020) Indoor air quality among Mumbai'sresettled populations: Comparing dharavi slum to nearby rehabilitation sites, Building and Environment, doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2019.106419.
Malik J., Bardhan R., (2020) Energy target pinch analysis for optimising thermal comfort in low-income dwellings, Journal of Building Engineering doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jobe.2019.101045
Bardhan R., Sunikka-Blank M., Nasra-Haque A., (2019) Gender mainstreaming in slum rehabilitation housing management in Mumbai, India: a sentiment analysis. Habitat International, September https://doi.org/10.1016/j.habitatint.2019.102040
Debnath, R., Bardhan, R., & Sunikka-Blank, M., (2019) How does slum rehabilitation influence appliance ownership? A structural model of non-income drivers, Energy Policy, Elsevier (Gold Open Access), Volume 132, September 2019, Pages 418-428. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2019.06.005
Mehrotra, S., Bardhan, R., & Ramamritham, K. (2019). Urban form as policy variable for climate-sensitive area planning under heterogeneity: a geographically weighted regression approach. Area Development and Policy.https://doi.org/10.1080/23792949.2019.1609368
Sarkar, A., & Bardhan, R., (2019) Optimal interior design for naturally ventilated low-income housing: a design-route for environmental quality and cooling energy saving, Advances in Building Energy Research https://doi.org/10.1080/17512549.2019.1626764
Debnath, R., Bardhan, R., & Sunikka-Blank, M., (2019) Discomfort and distress in slum rehabilitation housing- Investigating a rebound phenomenon using a backcasting approach, Habitat International, Elsevier (Gold Open Access). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.habitatint.2019.03.010
Mehrotra, S., Bardhan, R., & Ramamritham, K. (2019). Outdoor thermal performance of heterogeneous urban environment: An indicator-based approach for climate-sensitive planning. Science of the Total Environment. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.03.152
Bardhan R., Debnath R., Jana A., (2019) Evolution of sustainable energy policies in India since 1947: A review. WIREs Energy and Environment https://doi.org/10.1002/wene.340 (Invited paper)
Sunikka-Blank M., Bardhan R., Nasra-Haque A., (2019) Gender, domestic energy and design of inclusive low-income habitats: A case of slum rehabilitation housing in Mumbai, India. Energy Research & Social Science, Volume 49, March 2019, Pages 53-67.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2018.10.020