Aromar Revi


Indian Institute for Human Settlements

Aromar Revi is an international practitioner, consultant, researcher and educator with close to thirty years of inter-disciplinary experience in public policy and governance, the political economy of reform, development, technology, risk mitigation, sustainability and human settlements. He is the Director of the Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) India’s prospective independent national University for Research & Innovation addressing its challenges of urbanisation.

He is a member of the Leadership Council of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UNSDSN) and co-chair of the Urban thematic group that is leading the process of framing an urban Sustainable Development Goal (SDG); Coordinating Lead Author of the IPCC Assessment Report 5 on Urban Areas; and a Fellow of the India China Institute at the New School University, New York.

He has been a senior advisor to various ministries of the Government of India, consulted with a wide range of UN, multilateral, bilateral development and private sector institutions & works on economic, environmental & social change at global, regional and urban scales.

Aromar has led over a hundred major research, consulting and implementation assignments in India and abroad; lectured and taught at close to three dozen of the world’s leading Universities and think tanks across five continents; has helped structure, design and review development investments in excess of $ 4 billion; worked on three of the world’s ten largest cities; across twenty-five of India’s twenty-eight states apart from multiple international projects in half a dozen countries.