Hari Srinivas


PERSONAL DATA:

Current Address:
Coordinator,
Global Development Research Center
1-5-1-1013, Mori Minami Machi,
Higashi-Nada-ku, Kobe 658-0011, Japan
Tel / Fax: +(81-78) 452-8414
Skype: hari-srinivas
Email: hsrinivas@gdrc.org

Concurrent position:
Professor of Environmental Policy and Sustainability,
Graduate School of Policy Studies,
Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan


EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

1. Degrees:

Degree Date of Graduation Institution
Ph.D. September, 1996 Department of Social Engineering
Tokyo Institute of Technology
Tokyo, Japan
Ph.D. thesis: Development of Housing Finance Triangle Linking People's Organizations, NGOs, and Commercial Banks in Developing Countries.
M.Sc.
(Urban Planning and Development)
December, 1991 Division of Human Settlements Development,
Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand
Master's degree thesis: Viability of Urban Informal Credit to Finance Low Income-Housing: A Case Study of Three Squatter Settlements in Bangalore, India
B.Arch. July, 1987 Department of Architecture,
Manipal Institute of Technology,
Manipal, India
Bachelor's degree thesis: Squatter Relocation: Comprehensive Community Development Plan for Relocated Squatters

2. Scholastic Awards and Honours:

  1. First Rank with a First class with Distinction in I, II, IV & V years of Architecture, 1982-87.
  2. Dr.T.M.A. Pai Prize for Best Out-Going Student in Architecture in 1987
  3. Mangalore University Gold Medal in Architecture, 1987.
  4. Recipient of Canadian International Development Agency Scholarship for research and study at AIT, Bangkok, 1990-91.
  5. Recipient of Japanese Government (MONBUSHO) Scholarship for research and study at Tokyo Institute of Technology, 1993-1996
  6. Manipal Institute of Technology - Distinguished Alumni Award, 2007

3. Membership in Professional Organizations:

  1. Member, Council of Architecture, New Delhi, India
  2. Member, Indian Institute of Architects, Karnataka Chapter, India.
  3. Member, International Society of City and Regional Planners, The Hague.
  4. Member, Japan Association for Planning Administration
  5. Member, Urban Planning and Environment Association
  6. Member, Regional Planning Association, Japan
  7. Member, Regional Science Association International


EMPLOYMENT RECORD:

Position Employer Period Duties and Responsibilities
Professor of Environmental Policy Kwansei Gakuin University, Kobe, Japan April 2011 - ongoing Teaching and research on environment and sustainability policy issues for bachelors, masters and doctoral students.
Urban Programme Officer United Nations Environment Programme, Osaka, Japan May 2001 - March 2011 In-charge of activities related to UNEP-IETC's urban environmental management projects on environmental management systems, energy, sustainable building and construction, innovative communities, disaster management, sustainable production and consumption, environmentally sound technologies etc.
Programme Associate Environment and Sustainable Development, United Nations University, Tokyo, Japan May 1994 - April 2001 International research coordination, project management, developing online resources and publications.
Asst. Professor Dept. of Social Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan April 1997 - April 1999 Teaching masters students in urban planning topics; research in infomation systems, urban planning and other issues.
Researcher Global Environment Information Centre, Ministry of Environment, Tokyo, Japan October 1996 - March 1997 Research and development of projects related to the Environment, NGOs, networking and information systems.
Program Associate Canadian Universities Consortium , Asian Institute of Technology, Bangko, Thailand May 1993 to July 1993 Research Project Design and Implementation; Development of Coursework; formulation of research reports and course contents etc.
Research Associate Div. of Human Settlements Development, Asian Institute of Tech. Bangkok, Thailand December December 1991 to April 1993 Research and development for various projects; organization of short courses; assistance in teaching; preperation of research reports etc.
Research Associate Centre for Development Studies and Activities (CDSA), Pune, India. August 1989 to April 1990 Researcher in various projects; teaching a course in Development Planning (Environmental and Community Development Lab); conceptualizing, and publishing of manuals in community development; field research and community participation exercises in squatter settlements etc.
Lecturer Department of Architecture Manipal Institute of Technology Manipal, India July 1987 to July 1989 Teaching B.Arch. degree students (Basic and Architectural Design, Architectural Graphics, Acoustics, Building Construction, History of Architecture and Photography); architectural consultancy work etc.

Other positions and work experiences:

Position Organization Duties and Responsibilities
Member Working Group on Trade and Communications Network Technology International Cooperative Alliance, Geneva, Switzerland
Collection and dissemination of info on advances in networking technology for cooperatives, preperation of background papers on technology for coops, testing model technology etc.
Editorial Team member EARTHWRAP Newsletter (Information systems) Global Environment Information Centre, Tokyo, Japan
Editorial team for "Earthwrap" newsletter of GEIC. Gather, process and package information on environmental issues and initiatives at the global, national and local levels - linked to Agenda 21.
Consultant, Information Technology Committee United Nations University, Tokyo, Japan
Setting up online information resources, developing information management structures within UNU, setting up multimedia resources etc.
Coordinator, ISoCaRP Intl. Planning Network for Information Systems in Urban Management International Society for City & Regional Planners, The Hague, Netherlands.
Coordinate an international network for information systems among planning professionals and academicians; activities include publication, research, field visits, teleconferencing etc.
Research Partner, UNCTAD Project on Financing Emerging Sectors UN Conference on Trade and Development, Geneva, Switzerland
Member of Research Committee set up for the UNCTAD Project on Non-conventional Financing: developing a rating mechanism adapted to non-conventional lending institutions and proposing techncal solutions for resource mobilization.


PUBLICATIONS

Planning and Urban Development

1. CONFERENCE PAPER
"A City is not a City: Reflections on a New Language for Megacities". Paper presented at the Pre-Habitat II Tokyo Conference on The World Cities and the Urban Future, 23 - 25 August, 1995 (with Yoshinobu Kumata, Sachihiko Harashina and Tatsuro Sakano).

2. CONFERENCE PAPER
"Limits to Urban Growth and Urbanization: A case study of Bangkok Problems" Paper presented at the International System Dynamics Conference 29 July-3 August, 1995, Tokyo Japan (with Orasa Suksawang).

3. BOOK
"Manual on Appropriate Building Materials and Construction Techniques", Pune, India: Centre for Development Studies and Activities, 1989

4. JOURNAL
"Homelessness - an issue", National Association of Students of Architecture Magazine, NASA-1987.

5. CONFERENCE PAPER
"Amenity Migration or Why-do-such-highly-qualified-professionals-come-to-a-small-town-like-Manipal" Paper presented at the International ISoCaRP Congress in Jerusalem, Israel, 13-16 October, 1996

6. CONFERENCE PAPER
"The Virtual Planning Lab: Concepts and Prospects" Discussion Paper prepared for the Ogaki Symposium on Revitalization of the Local Economy using Information Technology. September 2-4, 1996, Ogaki Japan. (With Yoshinobu Kumata and Hiroyuki Matsui)

7. BOOK CHAPTER
"Planning Practice: Japan" in Derek Lyddon and Adriana Dal Cin (eds.) International Manual of Planning Practice 3rd Edition. The Hague: International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP). (With Yoshinobu Kumata and Tatsuro Sakano)

8. JOURNAL
"Urban Planning in Japan" Bulletin - 33rd Congress Special Issue 1997/2. The Hague: International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP). (Editorial Team member with Yoshinobu Kumata and Tatsuro Sakano

9. CONFERENCE PAPER
"Human Settlements and the Deep Blue Sea" Invited paper to be presented at the OCEANS'98 Conference, Nice, France 28 September 1 October 1998 (with Franklin Wayne Poley)

10. CONFERENCE PAPER
"The Future of Indian Cities: GET URBAN" Paper presented during the Forum on City Planning organized by the City of Fukuoka and the Asia-Pacific Center, 24-28 September, 1999

11. CONFERENCE PAPER
"Rethinking Port Areas: Japan's Minato Mirai 21" Paper presented at the 35th International Congress of the International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP) on the theme, The Future of Industrial Regions, Gelsenkirchen, Germany, 17-20 September 1999.

12. BOOK CHAPTER
"Cities as Brands: Osaka City in Japan Reinvents itself" in Zeynep M. Enlil and Pablo Vaggione (eds), Cities Between Integration and Disintegration: Opportunities and Challenges. The Hague: International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP), 2007.

Global and Urban Environmental Management

1. CONFERENCE PAPER
"Information Systems in Urban Environmental Management" Paper presented at the Second International Symposium on Urban Planning and Environment - Strategies and Methods for Improving Environmental Quality in Compact Cities. 11-14 March, 1997, Groningen, The Netherlands.

2. BOOK CHAPTER
"Networking for Urban Environments: The Urban Environmental Management Research Initiative" in HSD 20/200: Planning Education, Research and Practice in Asia into the Year 2000. Human Settlements Development Programme, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand, 10-13 December, 1997.

3. CONFERENCE PAPER
"Coastal Area Management: The need for a continuum of Actors and Actions" Summary of Proceedings. ISOCARP-IAIA Joint Seminar on Coastal Area Management: Integrating Environmental Objectives into Regional Planning, 25 29 March 1998, Antalya, Turkey

4. BOOK CHAPTER
"Managing information: Urban environments and the Internet" in Donald Miller and Gert de Roo (eds) Integrating Environmental Management and Urban Planning. Hampshire: Avebury, 1998. (Chapter 5, P.123-145)

5. BOOK CHAPTER
"Urban Environmental Management: A Partnership Continuum" Chapter in Inoguchi et al. (Eds.) Cities and the Environment: New Approaches for Eco-Societies. Tokyo: The United Nations University Press, 1999, (Chapter 3, P.30-45)

6. BOOK CHAPTER
"Compact Cities in the Asia-Pacific Region: Choice or Necessity?" in Mike Jenks and Rod Burgess (Eds) The Compact City: A Sustainable Urban Form for Developing Countries? Routledge Co., December 1999.

7. REPORT
"Use of Internet for Citizen's Participation in Urban Management" in Decision-making Processes for Environmental Management Alleviating the Environmental Burden on Earth. Tokyo: Science Council of Japan, December 1998.

8. BOOK REPORT
"Ecological and Material Balance in Japan" in Usui and Paoletto (eds). Kankyo Japan. Tokyo: Diamond Publishers (translated to Japanese) (Chapter 6.2, P.116-118)

9. CONFERENCE PAPER
"Multilateral Environment Agreements (MEAs) and the Urban Arena: Implications for Industrial Transformation" Paper presented at the Open Science Meeting on Industrial Transformation Session on "Cities and Industrial Transformation", February 25-26, 1999, Institute for Environmental Studies, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

10. CONFERENCE PAPER
"The Role of Local Governments in Fostering Business Partnerships for Environmental Sustainability" Background Paper prepared for the CITYNET Conference on Fostering Business Partnerships, Katmandu, Nepal, 3-5 November 1999.

11. CONFERENCE PAPER
"Cities, Environmental Management Systems and ISO 14001: A View from Japan" Paper prepared for the International Symposium on Sustainable City Development, Seoul, South Korea, 6 and 7 October 1999 (with Makiko Yashiro)

12. BOOK
Leveling the Playing Field: ISO 14001 and Local Governments in Japan. Discussion Paper Series 2000-2001 Series. Tokyo: United Nations University, September 2000. (with Makiko Yashiro)

13. REFEREED JOURNAL
"Multilateral Environment Agreements (MEAs) and the Urban & Rural Arena: Localizing the Global Environmental Agenda" Journal of Rural Planning Association, Vol. 21, No.3, December 2002, p. 240-248

14. REFEREED JOURNAL
"Focusing on the Real Environmental Culprits - Urban Areas" Global Environmental Change Volume 10, Issue 3, October 2001, P.233-236

15. PROJECT REPORT
"Environmental Management and Community Participation: Enhancing Local Programmes" Urban Environmental Management Series. Osaka: United Nations Environment Programme, 2002

16. PROJECT REPORT
"Green and Sustainable Businesses from a Local Government Perspective: Fostering Business Partnerships for Environmental Sustainability" Urban Environmental Management Series. Osaka: United Nations Environment Programme, 2002

17. PROJECT REPORT
"Waste Management in Agenda 21" Urban Environmental Management Series. Osaka: United Nations Environment Programme, 2002

18. PROJECT REPORT
"Strengthening Partnerships between Cities in Japan and the Asia-Pacific Region" Urban Environmental Management Series. Osaka: United Nations Environment Programme, 2002

19. PROJECT REPORT
"Integrated Urban Resources Management Strategy: Water" Urban Environmental Management Series. Osaka: United Nations Environment Programme, 2002

20. PROJECT REPORT
"Innovative Communities: Community Centered Approaches to Sustainable Environmental Management" Urban Environmental Management Series. Osaka: United Nations Environment Programme, 2002

21. PROJECT REPORT
"The Ecosystems Approach to Urban Environmental Management" Urban Environmental Management Series. Osaka: United Nations Environment Programme, 2002

22. PROJECT REPORT
"Environmental Education: Creating an Environment to Educate about the Environment" Urban Environmental Management Series. Osaka: United Nations Environment Programme, 2002

23. CONFERENCE PAPER
"Cities and Environmental Management Systems" Paper presented at the Mayor's Caucus, EAROPH Congress, 7-11 September 2002, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

24. BOOK CHAPTER
"Japan: The Eco-Town Strategy" in Judith Ryser and Waikeen Ng (Eds), Making Spaces for the Creative Economy. Madrid: Metropolis Inc., 2006 (P.100-111)

25. BOOOK CHAPTER
"Building an Environment for the Built Environments" in Brkovic, Milica, Innovation and Creative Spaces in Sustainable Cities. Belgrade: Holcim Foundation, February 2008 (P.33-59)

Environment and Disaster Management

1. EDITED BOOK
Urban Risk Reduction: An Asian Perspective. London: Emerald Publications, 2009 (co-edited with Shaw, Rajib and Sharma, Anshu). (Chapter 1, P.3-12; Chapter 3, P.37-54; Chpater 6, P.105-115; and Chapter 18, P. 355-373)

2. BOOK CHAPTER
"Environmental Vulnerability and Disaster Risk Reduction" in Rajib Shaw, Ramasamy Krishnamurthy Disaster Management: Global Challenges and Local Solutions Madras: Universities Press India Limited, 2008

3. REFEREED JOURNAL
"Environmental implications for disaster preparedness: Lessons Learnt from the Indian Ocean Tsunami" Journal of Environmental Management, September 2008 P. 4-13 (with Yuko Nakagawa)

4. BOOK
Environmental Management and Disaster Preparedness: Lessons Learnt from the Tokage Typhoon (Typhoon 23 of 2004) in Japan. Osaka: United Nations Environment Programme, 2007. a. Volume I: Rapid Field Assessment b. Volume II: Three Years After the Typhoon

5. PROJECT REPORT
"Environmental Management and Disaster Reduction" Concept Paper for WCDR Thematic Session on "Environmental Management and Disaster Reduction: Building a Multi-Stakeholder Partnership" World Conference on Disaster Reduction, Kobe Japan, 18-22 January 2005

6. TRAINING KIT
"Understanding the Environmental Impacts of Disasters" Training Kit for the Training Programme on Mitigation Strategy for Mega-Urban Earthquake Disaster. Kobe: Kobe University, 2007

Heritage Conservation and Management

1. REFEREED JOURNAL
"Prioritizing Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region: Role of Urban Governments" Asia-Urbs Journal. Third Quarter 1999. (with Bernadia Irawati Tjandradewi)

2. CONFERENCE PAPER
"Cultural Heritage and Urban Development" Paper presented at the International Conference on Urban Heritage Agenda for Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa, June 2009

3. CONFERENCE PAPER
"Mediation for Urban Conservation: The Case of Imai-Cho, Japan" Paper presented at the 32th World Congress of ISOCARP at Sydney, Australia, 7-14 September 1995.

4. REFEREED JOURNAL
"The Architecture of India" Kenchiku Sicho-Architectural Forum, Volume 3 Annual Issue. Kyoto: Dept. of Architecture, Kyoto University, 1994 P. 6-7

Microfinance and Community Economics

1. BOOK CHAPTER
"Understanding Urban Squatter Settlement Development Processes: Some Evidence from Bangalore, India" in Stig Toft Madesen (ed), From Wild Pigs to Foreign Trees: South Asian Environments in a State-Society Perspective. Lund, Sweden: Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS), 1996.

2. BOOK
Towards a Credit Delivery Model for Low-income Housing: Lessons from Urban Informal Credit Markets. HSD Monograph Series No. 35. Bangkok: Asian Institute of Technology (with A.T.M. Nurul Amin and Yoichiro Higuchi).

3. BOOK CHAPTER
"The Financial Triads: Linkages between Banks, NGOs and People's Organizations" in D. Rajshekar et al., Dependence or Autonomy? Development Paths for Indian NGOs, forthcoming.

4. CONFERENCE PAPER
"A Desire to Improve: Lessons in Community Activity for Credit Mobilization" Paper presented at the on-line Seminar on The History of Community Organizing and Community-based Housing, University of Illinois, Spring 1996.

5. REFEREED JOUORNAL
"A Continuum of Informality of Credit: What can Informal Lenders Teach Us?" Savings and Development. Vol. XX, No.2, 1996 (with Yoichiro Higuchi). P. 207-223

6. REFEREED JOUORNAL
"The Co-option of Low-Income Borrowers by Informal Credit Suppliers" Third World Planning Review. Vol. 18, No.2, 1996. (with Barbara Igel). P. 287-305

7. CONFERENCE PAPER
"14 Reasons why the Informal Credit Market has to be supported: Policy Implications for Low-Income Housing Finance" - Paper presented at the XXIII IAHS World Congress 25-29 September, 1995, Singapore.

8. REFEREED JOUORNAL
"People centered Credit Systems in Developing Countries: The Need for Regional Networks" Colloqui - Cornell Journal of Planing and Urban Issues, Spring 1995.

9. CONFERENCE PAPER
"The Continuum of Informality of Credit: Lessons for Formal Sector Lending" Paper presented at the 2nd Symposium: Housing for the Urban Poor, Birmingham, UK, April, 1994.

10. CONFERENCE PAPER
"Community Groups and Planning Action: The Need for Citizen's Participation" Paper presented at the 30th World Congress of ISOCARP at Prague, Czech Republic, 4-10 September, 1994.

11. REPORT
Development Plan for the Upgradation of Inner-city Squatter Settlements. Second Prize entry. Development Plan Competition, Tokyo: Sapla Neer, 1994.

12. CONFERENCE PAPER
"Community Participation in Low-Income Housing and Its Role in Mobilization of Informal Financial Resources" Paper presented at the 29th World Congress of ISOCARP at Glasgow. UK, September, 1993.

13. CONFERENCE PAPER
"Micro-ODA and Mircocredit: New Directions for Japan's ODA" Paper presented at the International Leaders Symposium '96. 27-29 August, 1996.

14. CONFERENCE PAPER
"Information Dissemination of Microfinance Issues: The Virtual Library on Microcredit". Presentation paper at the Meet the Challenge Session II, Microcredit Summit, Washington DC, February 2-4, 1997.

15. REFEREED JOUORNAL
"Microcredit in Developing Countries: Facilitative Roles of NGOs" Planning Administration. Volume 21, Number 2, June 1998. P. 33-43

16. CONFERENCE PAPER
"Microcredit: Small Solutions to Big problems." Invited paper prepared for the regional seminar on Supporting effective and equitable financial services for the urban poor. 1-3 April 1998, Bangkok, Thailand.

17. BOOK CHAPTER
"Financing Mechanisms: Microfinance" in Jerry Velasquez et al., Inter-Linkages in Financing Sustainable Development. Tokyo: United Nations University, August 2002, p.24-26

18. PROJECT REPORT
"Microfinance in the Urban Environmental Development Perspective" Urban Environmental Management Series. Osaka: United Nations Environment Programme, 2002

International Development and Non-Governmental Organizations

1. CONFERENCE PAPER
"Sustainable Partnerships for the Habitat Agenda: New Roles for Professional NGOs" Paper presented at HABITAT II's NGO Forum, Istanbul, Turkey - 3-14 June 1996.

2. BOOK CHAPTER
"NGOs and the Internet" in Dana Fisher and German Velasquez, (eds.) International Organizations and the Internet: The Role of the United Nations in the Next Century. Tokyo: The United Nations University Press, 1998.

3. PROJECT REPORT
"Building Professionalism in NGOs/NPOs: Key Issues for Capacity Building" Urban Environmental Management Series. Osaka: United Nations Environment Programme, 2002.

4. REFEREED JOURNAL
"Local Environmental Management and the Role of NPOs" Economic Science Issue no. 32, 2002. (Nihon University, College of Economics). - with Yoshinobu Kumata

5. REFEREED JOURNAL
"Fund Raising Realities and Strategies: Lessons learnt at the NGO CafE Volunteer Service Journal, Volume 5, No.1, 2004.

Information Management and the Internet

1. CONFERENCE PAPER
"Information Networks and Urban Planning Process The Virtual Planning Lab" 3rd International Symposium GLOBAL VILLAGE Global Networking and local Development, 16 February 1995, Vienna, Austria (with Hiroyuki Matsui and Yoshinobu Kumata)

2. CONFERENCE PAPER
"Urban Planning and the Internet: Boon or Bane?" Paper presented at the Virtual Planning Laboratory Symposium, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 28 August, 1996.

3. PROJECT REPORT
"Advances in Information Technology - Issues for Development: India Country Report" AusAID Initiated Research Programme. Adelaide: Centre for Telecommunications and Information Networking, University of Adelaide, 1996

4. TRAINING KIT
"Retrieval and Assessment of Information from the Internet" Background Paper for Training Sessions prepared for the UNU Series on the Internet. Tokyo: United Nations University, 11-12 and 18-19, November 1997.

Globalization and Development Patterns

1. BOOK CHAPTER
"New Development Patterns in India" in Matsushita, Kazuo et al Environment in the 21st Century and New Development Patterns Hayama, Japan: Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), 2001

2. TRAINING KIT
"Green Business Practices: A Policy And Programme Framework" Training Kit prepared for the IGES-IeF-UNU Training Workshop on Environmental Leadership12-13 June, 1999.

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE
"Managing the World's Oceans" SGI Quarterly Number 27, January 2002

Gender and Development

1. CONFERENCE PAPER
"Online Technology and Networking: Some Gender Perspectives" Paper presented at the AIT-GASAT Regional Conference on Gender and Technology in Asia, Bangkok: Asian Institute of Technology, 4-7 August 1998.

2. PROJECT REPORT
"Towards a Gender Analysis Framework to assist the application, adoption and use of Environmentally Sound Technologies" Urban Environmental Management Series, United Nations Environment Programme, 2003

International Technology Transfer and Environment

1. CONFERENCE PAPER
"Japan and Bilateral Cooperation on the Internet: The JITNet, JVNet and JASANet Initiatives" Paper presented at the Multinational Symposium on Management of Technology and Innovation at Hangzhou, China, 24-26 October 1995.

2. CONFERENCE PAPER
"International Cooperation for Trade and Development: The Japan-South Africa Network (JASANet)" Paper presented at International Conference on Science and Technology in Reconstruction, University of Natal, Petermaritzburg, South Africa, 23-26 September 1996.


Hari Srinivas
hsrinivas@gdrc.org


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