People

Dr Komali Yenneti

Smart Cities

2010-14: PhD (Geography + Environmental sciences) in School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham, UK (Degree awarded December 2014)

2007-09: Master of Planning (Environmental Planning), Faculty of Planning & Public Policy, Center for Environmental Planning and Technology (CEPT) University, Ahmedabad, India

2001-06: Bachelor in Architecture, School of Planning and Architecture (SPA), Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU), Hyderabad, India

Phone: 
093854916
Bio: 

Komali Yenneti is ‘New Generation Network (NGN) Scholar – Smart Cities’ in the Faculty of Built Environment, University of New South Wales (UNSW) and at the Australia India Institute (AII) based at the University of Melbourne. She is a trained Architect and Environmental Planner, and has a PhD in Geography and Environmental Sciences from the University of Birmingham. Her research focuses on contemporary environmental policy and projects, such as sustainable smart cities, low-carbon urban development and energy transitions across cities, regions and communities in the Asia-Pacific with particular emphasis on empirical studies grounded in political economy, development and inequality, and spatial planning.

Komali has five years of research and a decade of advocacy experience in the relevant areas, including working with reputed organisations such as the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Nanjing, University of Utah, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and CEPT University in India, German Development Institute (DIE) in Bonn, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) in Japan, The Commonwealth International Secretariat, and Energy Geographies Research Group (EGRG) of the Royal Geographical Society (RGS), London. She has published articles on energy and urban sustainability in journals like Geoforum, Journal of Rural Studies, Energy Policy, Geographical Review and Habitat International, and is editing a book (with Dr. Oleg Golubchikov from Cardiff University) on ‘Smart cities, energy and sustainability: governing cities to a low-carbon future’ to be published by Wiley-Blackwell in 2018. Komali was a recipient of research grants from international organisations, including the Midlands Energy Graduate School, Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) Germany, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, National Natural Science Foundation of China and Chinese Academy of Sciences, and is the founding chair of International Geographical Union’s (IGU’s) Young and Early-Career Geographers Task Force. 

Grants: 

2016-19: New Generation Network (NGN) Scholar Fellowship at the Australia-India Institute, appointment at University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

2016: National Natural Science Foundation of China grant for ‘Cities, carbon emissions, and energy use: implications for sustainable energy transformations in China and India’ research project. CNY 200,000 (PI)

2016-17: Chinese Academy of Sciences – President’s International Fellowship Initiative (CAS-PIFI) for the ‘Cities, carbon emissions, and energy use: implications for sustainable energy transformations in China and India’ research project. CNY 400,000

2014-16: Two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Human Geography at the Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (NIGLAS)

2013: Federal Ministry of Education & Research (BMBF) three-month research fellowship at German Development Institute, ‘Energy transformation in India: the policy governance, challenges and opportunities for solar PV’. €5,000

2013: Midlands Energy Graduate School (MEGS) grant for a series of sessions on ‘Energy security challenges and transitions’ organised at the RGS-IBG mid-term conference, University of Birmingham. £2,650

2012: Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) research fellowship for two-months at the Kitakyushu Urban Centre, IGES, Japan, ‘CDM viability for decentralized solid waste composting projects in developing countries of Asia’. JPY 180,000

2011: Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP) fellowship from Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs for diploma on ‘Urban Management Tools for Climate Change (UMTCC)’, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands  €5,000

Awards: 

2013: A.T. Kearney scholarship for ‘Falling walls conference’, Berlin, Germany and selected for ‘100 Young Innovators of the Year 2013’at the ‘Falling walls Lab’ Berlin, Germany

2013: University of Birmingham ‘Universitas21’ travel grant for U21 graduate research conference on ‘energy: systems, policy and solutions’, Dublin, Ireland

2012: One of the 25 outstanding young scientists, ‘Green Talents 2012’ competition by Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Germany

2012: Best postgraduate poster award for poster on ‘Social systems perspective: solar energy implementation in India’, Midlands Energy Graduate School (MEGS) IIIrd Annual conference on ‘Systems thinking in energy’, University of Birmingham

2011: Midlands Energy Graduate School (MEGS) travel grant for two-month research at the Kitakyushu, Urban Centre, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Japan

2011: ‘Young Environmentalist Award’ for Best paper presentation at the International Conference on Environmental Research

2010: 2nd prize, blogging competition on ‘TH!NK 4: climate change’ towards COP-16, organized by The European Journalism Centre

2010-2013: School of Geography, Earth & Environmental Sciences (GEES) and Richard Fenwick scholarships for PhD at University of Birmingham

2010: World Bank travel grant for Climate Invest Fund (CIF) Forum held at Asian Development Bank (ADB), Manila, Philippines

2009: University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) travel grant for UNFCCC climate change conference COP-15, Copenhagen, Denmark 

2009: CEPT University travel grant for conference on “Aerospace Industry & Environmental Issues", Putrajaya, Malaysia

2009: Vastushilpa Foundation Gold Medal for Best Thesis, M. Plan (Environmental Planning), CEPT University.

2007-09: Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) National Scholarship (one of the 10 selected nationally) for M. Plan (Environmental Planning) at CEPT University

2006: Hyderabad Industries Gold Medal award for ‘Advanced Construction’ in B. Arch, SPA (JNTU)

Publications:
Book Chapters

Hawken S; Yenneti K; Bodilis C, 2019, 'Open data and Urban Climate Action: place-based approaches for addressing heat vulnerability', in Hawken S; Han H; Pettit C (ed.), Open Cities | Open Data: collaborative cities in the information era, Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore

Deng W; Blair J; Yenneti K, 2017, 'Contemporary Urbanization: Challenges, Future Trends, and Measuring Progress', in Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies, pp. 3-11, 10.1016/B978-0-12-409548-9.10172-1

Yenneti K, 2015, 'Center for the Study of Urban Poverty', in Odekon M (ed.), Encyclopedia of World Poverty, pp. 185-187

Yenneti K, 2015, 'Distribution', in Odekon M (ed.), Encyclopedia of World Poverty, pp. 377-379

Yenneti K, 2015, 'Entitlement', in Encyclopedia of World Poverty, pp. 486-488

Yenneti K, 2015, 'Fuel Poverty', in Odekon M (ed.), Encyclopedia of World Poverty, pp. 621-623

Yenneti K, 2015, 'Giddens, Anthony', in Encyclopedia of World Poverty, pp. 664-665

Yenneti K, 2015, 'Greenhouse Gas Emissions', in Odekon M (ed.), Encyclopedia of World Poverty, pp. 698-701

Yenneti K, 2015, 'Institute for Research on Poverty', in Odekon M (ed.), Encyclopedia of World Poverty

Yenneti K, 2015, 'National Association for the Advancement of Colored People', in Encyclopedia of World Poverty, pp. 1086-1087

Yenneti K, 2015, 'National Conference for Community and Justice', in Encyclopedia of World Poverty, pp. 1096-1099

Yenneti K; Joshi G, 2012, 'Achieving urban sustainability by involving women self-help groups (SHGs) – A Case of Eco-City Project', in Changing economic environment and performance of the Nations: Canada and India, pp. 117-130

Yenneti K, 2012, 'Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate', in Philander SG (ed.), Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change, pp. 81-83

Yenneti K, 2012, 'Energy Efficiency', in Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change, pp. 507-512

Yenneti K, 2012, 'Green Buildings', in Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change, pp. 665-667

Yenneti K, 2012, 'Renewable Energy, Overview', in Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change, pp. 1186-1190

Yenneti K; Joshi G, 2012, 'Strategies for Development of CDM Framework for Indian Industry - Evaluating the issues in Institutional and Financial mechanisms', in Piano V (ed.), Innovative economic policies for climate change mitigation, pp. . 227-246

Yenneti K, 2012, 'Vulnerability', in Philander SG (ed.), Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change, pp. 1444-1449

Yenneti K; Joshi G, 2011, 'CO2 emission reduction potential from civil aviation sector in India through improvements in operational procedures- A Case of Delhi-Mumbai Air-route', in India Infrastructure Report 2010, pp. 287-309

Journal articles

Kantamaneni K; Rani NNVS; Rice L; Sur K; Thayaparan M; Kulatunga U; Rege R; Yenneti K; Campos LC, 2019, 'A systematic review of coastal vulnerability assessment studies along Andhra Pradesh, India: A critical evaluation of data gathering, risk levels and mitigation strategies', Water (Switzerland), vol. 11, 10.3390/w11020393

Samarasinghe G; Lagisz M; Santamouris M; Yenneti K; Upadhyay AK; De La Peña Suarez F; Taunk B; Nakagawa S, 2019, 'A visualized overview of systematic reviews and meta-analyses on low-carbon built environments: An evidence review map', Solar Energy, pp. 291-299, 10.1016/j.solener.2019.04.062

Chen W; Yenneti K; Wei YD; Yuan F; Wu J; Gao J, 2019, 'Polycentricity in the Yangtze River Delta Urban Agglomeration (YRDUA): More cohesion or more disparities?', Sustainability (Switzerland), vol. 11, 10.3390/su11113106

Yenneti K; Kasamsetty K, 2018, 'Building Integrated Solar Technologies for a City’s Best', Energy Manager, vol. 10, pp. 6-12

Yenneti K; Wei YD; Chen W, 2017, 'The urbanization of poverty in India: Spatio-temporal disparities in consumption expenditures', Geographical Review, vol. 107, pp. 360-383, 10.1111/j.1931-0846.2016.12167.x

Yenneti K; Day R, 2016, 'Distributional justice in solar energy implementation in India: The case of Charanka solar park', Journal of Rural Studies, vol. 46, pp. 35-46, 10.1016/j.jrurstud.2016.05.009

Yenneti K, 2016, 'Industry perceptions on feed in tariff (FiT) based solar power policies - A case of Gujarat, India', Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol. 57, pp. 988-998, 10.1016/j.rser.2015.12.173

Yenneti K; Day R; Golubchikov O, 2016, 'Spatial justice and the land politics of renewables: Dispossessing vulnerable communities through solar energy mega-projects', Geoforum, vol. 76, pp. 90-99, 10.1016/j.geoforum.2016.09.004

Yenneti K, 2016, 'The grid-connected solar energy in India: Structures and challenges', Energy Strategy Reviews, vol. 11-12, pp. 41-51, 10.1016/j.esr.2016.06.002

Yenneti K; Tripathi S; Wei YD; Chen W; Joshi G, 2016, 'The truly disadvantaged? Assessing social vulnerability to climate change in urban India', Habitat International, vol. 56, pp. 124-135, 10.1016/j.habitatint.2016.05.001

Yenneti K; Day R, 2015, 'Procedural (in)justice in the implementation of solar energy: The case of Charanaka solar park, Gujarat, India', Energy Policy, vol. 86, pp. 664-673, 10.1016/j.enpol.2015.08.019

Gao J; Wei YD; Chen W; Yenneti K, 2015, 'Urban land expansion and structural change in the Yangtze River Delta, China', Sustainability (Switzerland), vol. 7, pp. 10281-10307, 10.3390/su70810281

Yenneti K, 2014, 'What makes Gujarat a hotspot for solar energy investments?', Current Science, vol. 106, pp. 665-667

Yenneti K; Gamaralalage PJD, 2012, 'Carbon Finance and Decentralized Composting in Asia: Potential and Future Considerations', Environment and Urbanization Asia, vol. 3, pp. 303-323, 10.1177/0975425312473227

Yenneti K, 2012, 'CO2 Emission Reduction Potential through Improvements in Technology from Civil Aviation Sector in India - A Case of Delhi-Mumbai Air Route', Research Journal of Recent Sciences, vol. 1, pp. 134-144

Reports

Prasad DK; Lan D; Yenneti K; William C; Fox J; Ding L; Fan H; Craft W; Sanchez A; Li X, 2018, Guidelines for Sustainable Cities and Communities in China, UNEP, Nairobi, Kenya, DTI/2207/PA, https://resourceefficientcities.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Guidelines-for-Sustainable-Cities-and-Communities-in-China.pdf

Yenneti K, 2018, Making 'Climate-Smart' Indian cities, Australia India Institute, Melbourne, https://gallery.mailchimp.com/9302bae06250e2ad9d62de009/files/19e2417b-7ec5-4bd7-b21e-fbc9c6690528/20639_AII_VeryShortPolicy_Vol6_FA_WEB.pdf

Yenneti K; Santamouris M; Prasad D; Ding L, 2017, Cooling Cities - Strategies and Technologies to Mitigate Urban Heat, CRC for Low Carbon Living, http://www.lowcarbonlivingcrc.com.au/sites/all/files/event_file_attachments/discussion_paper_cooling_cities_final.pdf

Software / Code

Yenneti K, 2010, High Performance Commercial Buildings in India Website, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), Online Website, Published: 01 May 2010, Software / Code, http://high-performancebuildings.org/

Conference Posters

Yenneti K, 2013, 'Are we so stupid for smart energy technologies?', MEGS IV Annual conference, Loughborough, United Kingdom, presented at MEGS IV Annual conference, Loughborough, United Kingdom, 12 - 13 September 2013

Yenneti K, 2012, 'Social systems perspective: Solar energy implementation in India', MEGS III Annual conference, Birmingham, United Kingdom, presented at MEGS III Annual conference, Birmingham, United Kingdom, 18 - 19 September 2012

Conference Presentations

Yenneti K, 2018, 'Energy Justice in India - The Land Politics of Megasolar Projects', LCEDN 7th Annual Conference, University of Loughborough, UK, presented at LCEDN 7th Annual Conference, University of Loughborough, UK, 30 May - 01 June 2018, https://energypedia.info/wiki/File:Yenneti_presentation.pdf

Yenneti K, 2018, 'Energy Justice in India - The Land Politics of Megasolar Projects', Capitalising on the Sun: Critical Perspectives on Resources, Land and Waste in the Global Solar Economy, University of Edinburgh, UK, presented at Capitalising on the Sun: Critical Perspectives on Resources, Land and Waste in the Global Solar Economy, University of Edinburgh, UK, 28 - 29 May 2018, https://www.lcedn.com/events/call-papers-capitalising-sun-global-solar-economy-workshop-edinburgh

Yenneti K; Tripathi S, 2018, 'The Urbanization of Poverty in India? A State Level Analysis of Multi-Dimensional Poverty in India', XI IGU Guwahati Commission Seminar on ‘Environment and Sustainable Livelihood, Guwahati, India, presented at XI IGU Guwahati Commission Seminar on ‘Environment and Sustainable Livelihood, Guwahati, India, 08 - 10 February 2018, http://www.homeofgeography.org/uk/news_2017/IGU%20Guwahati%202018.pdf

Yenneti K; Prasad D; Santamouris M, 2017, 'Future Cities – Hot and Smart: Urban Heat, Impacts, Risk and Resilience in India', AEEE-INSPIRE Conclave 2017, Jaipur, India, presented at AEEE-INSPIRE Conclave 2017, Jaipur, India, 27 November - 01 December 2017, http://www.aeeeconclave.org/wp-content/themes/aeee-conclave/pdf/conference-proceedings.pdf

Yenneti K; Tripathi S; Wei YHD; Chen W; Joshi G, 2016, 'Social vulnerability to climate change in urban India', 2016 IGU Urban Commission Annual Meeting: Governing Globalizing Cities, Shanghai, China, presented at 2016 IGU Urban Commission Annual Meeting: Governing Globalizing Cities, Shanghai, China, 15 - 20 August 2016

Yenneti K; Tripathi S; Wei YHD; Chen W; Joshi G, 2016, 'Social vulnerability to climate change in urban India', 33rd International Geographical Congress, Beijing, China, presented at 33rd International Geographical Congress, Beijing, China, 21 - 25 August 2016

Yenneti K; Wei YHD; Chen W, 2016, 'The ‘urbanization of poverty’ in India? Regional disparities in consumption expenditures', AAG Annual Meeting 2016, San Francisco, USA, presented at AAG Annual Meeting 2016, San Francisco, USA, 29 March - 01 April 2016

Yenneti K, 2015, 'Urban vulnerability to climate change in India', International Conference on Inequality and Sustainability in Asia, Utah, USA, presented at International Conference on Inequality and Sustainability in Asia, Utah, USA, 18 - 19 September 2015

Yenneti K, 2013, 'Breaking the wall of energy transition', International Falling Walls Lab, presented at International Falling Walls Lab, 12 - 13 September 2013

Yenneti K, 2012, 'Policy Implementation, Energy Security and Livelihood Implications of Solar Energy in India', New Energy Security Challenges Workshop, presented at New Energy Security Challenges Workshop, 03 - 05 May 2012

Yenneti K; Sharma R, 2011, 'CO2 Emission Reduction potential through improvements in technology from Civil Aviation Sector in India - A Case of Delhi-Mumbai Air Route', 1st International Science congress, Indore, India, presented at 1st International Science congress, Indore, India, 24 - 25 December 2011

Yenneti K, 2010, 'CDM Potential in Bus Rapid Transit Systems (BRTS)- A case of BRTS Ahmedabad', National Research Conference on Climate Change, India, presented at National Research Conference on Climate Change, India, 05 - 06 March 2010

Yenneti K; Joshi G, 2010, 'CDM Potential in Bus Rapid Transit Systems (BRTS)- A case of BRTS Ahmedabad', National Research Conference on Climate Change, Delhi, India, presented at National Research Conference on Climate Change, Delhi, India, 05 - 06 March 2010

Yenneti K; Joshi G, 2010, 'Reducing the vulnerability of urban poor in Indian cities to Climate change through adaptation strategies', 4th International conference on Community Based Adaptation, Tanzania, presented at 4th International conference on Community Based Adaptation, Tanzania, 21 - 27 February 2010

Conference Abstracts

Yenneti K, 2013, 'Procedural justice issues in the implementation of solar energy in India', in Conference Proceedings of the Universitas 21 Graduate Research Conference on Energy: systems, policy and solutions, University College Dublin, pp. 42-44, presented at U21 Graduate Research Conference on Energy: systems, policy and solutions, 19 - 22 June 2013

Yenneti K, 2012, 'The Tainted Desert? The ruin of socio-culture and livelihoods of ‘Rabaris’ through the implementation of solar energy projects in Gujarat, India', in Conference Abstracts of the MEGS Christmas Conference, MEGS Christmas Conference, pp. 26-26, presented at MEGS Christmas Conference

Yenneti K; Sharma R, 2011, 'CO2 Emission Reduction potential through improvements in technology from Civil Aviation Sector in India - A Case of Delhi-Mumbai Air Route', in Souvenier, 1st International Science Congress, 1st International Science congress, pp. 156-156, presented at 1st International Science congress, 24 - 25 December 2011

Yenneti K; Joshi G, 2011, 'Energy efficiency as a low carbon mitigation strategy for Industries- A case of Ahmedabad city', in 4th International Congress of Environmental Research, Proceedings, 4th International Congress of Environmental Research, pp. 160-160, presented at 4th International Congress of Environmental Research, 15 - 17 December 2011

Yenneti K, (eds.), 2011, 'Reducing the vulnerability of urban poor in Indian cities to Climate change through adaptation strategies', in Community champions: adapting to climate challenges, 4th International conference on Community Based Adaptation (CBA), pp. 58-58, presented at 4th International conference on Community Based Adaptation (CBA), 21 - 27 February 2010

Yenneti K, 2010, 'Assessing the growth of SEZ Industry and its contribution to employment generation in India', in Conference proceedings of the 23rd Skoch Development summit, 23rd Skoch Development summit, Mumbai, India, presented at 23rd Skoch Development summit, Mumbai, India, 17 - 19 June 2010

Yenneti K; Joshi G, 2009, 'Application of Hotelling rule for analysing utilization pattern of non-renewable resources in India', in Souvenir, TiMS- 2009, International Conference on climate Change & Sustainable Management of Natural Resources, International Conference on Climate Change and Sustainable Management of Natural Resources, pp. 97-97, presented at International Conference on Climate Change and Sustainable Management of Natural Resources, 10 - 12 November 2009

Yenneti K; Joshi G, 2009, 'Framework for Urban Sustainability - Learnings from Eco-city projects in India', in Future of Asian Cities, APSA Congress, Abstracts, Conference Proceedings, Asian Planning Schools Association (APSA) Congress 2009, pp. T-1 :23-T-1 :23, presented at Asian Planning Schools Association (APSA) Congress 2009, 24 - 26 November 2009

Yenneti K, 2009, 'Role of Media in creating environmental awareness- A case of eco-city project Tirupathi', in Souvenier, International Conference on Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability in India and Canada : Approaches and Strategies, International Conference on Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability in India and Canada: Approaches and Strategies, pp. 69-69, presented at International Conference on Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability in India and Canada: Approaches and Strategies, 16 - 18 September 2009