About the University
The Transportation Research and Injury Prevention Programme has been operational for two decades. On 21 May 2021 it was established as TRIP Centre. It is based at the Indian Institute of Technology (Delhi) and is an interdisciplinary academic unit focusing on the reduction of adverse health effects of road transportation. TRIP Centre aims to integrate all issues concerned with transportation to promote road safety, active mobility (walking and cycling), cleaner air, and energy conservation. Research projects are conducted in collaboration with associated departments and centres at IIT Delhi, government departments, industry and international agencies.
About the Course
Dr Jain is an architect and planner by training with specialization in transportation planning, built environment studies, social-environmental impact assessment with special focus on marginalized groups, behavioral analysis and urban planning. Her work focusses on low carbon mobility, SDGs, climate change mitigation, adaptation choices and resilient cities and communities.
Her Ph.D. contributed to 1) selection and development of low carbon mobility indicators relevant for Indian cities, 2) development and testing of new built environment indicators for Indian cities, 3) methodology for estimating population at spatially disaggregated scale, 4) addressing limitations in income data for travel behavior studies, and 5) development and application of scenario-based tool for policy assessment. Her thesis has significantly contributed to the Revised-Comprehensive Mobility Planning Toolkit which was adopted by Ministry of Urban Development in 2014.
Her recent work focuses on assessing adaptation capacity and identification of strategies to build resilient infrastructure, cities and communities. Prior to joining Indian Institute of Technology, she was an Assistant Professor at TERI School of Advanced Studies. Her project “Air QUality Impact on Transport choices – AQUIT” funded by Central Pollution Control Board contributes towards understanding nexus between air quality, built environment and transport choices for Delhi while exploring understanding vulnerability of the vulnerable road users in degraded air quality conditions. This work helps in measuring uncertainties in future transport planning.