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PhD, University of Cincinnati
Sweta Byahut earned a PhD in Regional Development Planning from the University of Cincinnati in 2012. She received a Master in Planning from CEPT University in 1997 and a Bachelor in Architecture from M. S. University in India in 1995. Additionally, she holds a Diploma in Land Management from the Institute of Housing and Urban Development Studies, The Netherlands.
Dr. Byahut has worked for a decade in areas of planning consultancy and applied research in India. She has experience with planning legislation, development regulation, comprehensive and regional planning, post-earthquake reconstruction, and inner city revitalization. She drafted amendments to the Delhi Municipal Corporation Act 1957 and wrote building regulations for the cities of Delhi, Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, and Bhuj. Dr. Byahut has obtained an EU grant for applied research and capacity building, received the ProVention Applied Research Grant for Young Professionals, as well as fellowships from the United Nations Environment Program and the Royal Netherlands Embassy.
Dr. Byahut continues to research development regulations and urban land management in India. Her work is frequently featured in newspapers (see here, here, and here), and has been cited in the Reforms in Urban Planning Capacity in India by the National Planning Commission, Govt. of India. She received the College of Liberal Arts 2019 Award for Community and Civic Engagement and the Auburn University 2016 Spirit of Sustainability Award from the Office of Sustainability. Her students regularly receive the Distinguished Leadership Award for a Planning Student/Team (2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2013) from the Alabama Chapter of the American Planning Association.
planning legislation, development regulation, comprehensive and regional planning, post-earthquake reconstruction, inner city revitalization