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Amish Sarpotdar is a Postdoctoral Research Associate on the FAIR project. He is responsible for mapping socio-spatial vulnerabilities to energy and transport poverty in the UK. This part of his work quantifies, models and maps vulnerabilities to energy and transport poverty. 

Amish has a doctorate in Planning and Environmental Management. His thesis focused on the managerial, organisational, and political aspects of spatial information use in planning practice. The research has implications for planning support and data infrastructure. For this research, he developed an open-source interactive thematic web map to understand how planners interact with spatial information. He worked on the case study of Mumbai, India. 

Amish is proficient in spatial analysis and geographic modelling. He is a geospatial enthusiast always in search of interesting maps. His research interests include spatial analysis, GIScience, data infrastructure, and policy. He has a background in economics and public policy. Previously, he was a Senior Infrastructure Consultant for the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India and assisted in the development of the Smart Cities Mission. He has also worked as a Research Assistant in the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and for the UK 2070 Commission. 

Amish has a background in economics and public policy and governance. Prospective doctoral students are encouraged to get in touch with him for questions on research proposals, funding, and any other enquiries. 


Prizes and awards

School of Environment, Education and Development Postrgraduate Research Scholarship

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Digital Futures
  • Institute for Data Science and AI
  • Sustainable Futures
  • Policy@Manchester
  • Energy
  • Global inequalities


  • Urban and Regional Policy
  • Spatial Planning
  • Spatial Analysis
  • Economic Geography
  • Regional Economic Development


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