Rutul Joshi is an architect and urban planner teaching at CEPT University, especially subjects like land use-transport planning, urban history and the foundation studio for the PG programs. Rutul’s doctoral research focused on conceptualising the poverty-mobility linkages for Indian cities. Since then, he has continued to work on issues related to sustainable mobility and land-use transport integration with a larger agenda to reform urban planning practices. Recently, Rutul led a multi-year research project on contextualizing transit-oriented development for Indian cities. The key project outcome was the TOD planning handbook, which was used to train several government planners and officials.
Currently, Rutul is working on issues related to parking policies in Indian cities, TOD principles to retrofit areas around transit in African cities and the urban challenges during/after the pandemic. Rutul also writes occasionally in the newspapers and media on civic and urban development issues.