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Rehana Shrestha

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Since 05/2013 PhDStudent in the junior-research group "SALUS”–within the German research programme “Stadt der Zukunft: Gesunde und nachhaltige Metropolen”.  With the scholarship from Fritz und Hildegard Berg-Stiftung at the University of Twente, carryingout PhD research on “Interactive Decision Support for Collaborative Spatial Planning and DecisionMaking” at the Faculty of Geo Information Science and Earth Observation, ITC, the Netherlands

03/2012-04/2013 NEST (P) Ltd, a private consultancy firm in Nepal providing consulting services on various government projects related to spatial planning, urban studies, engineering, architectural. Worked as an Urban Planner and GIS professional, carrying out urban studies using scientific approachand with the application of geo-information science, conducting focus group discussion, workshops, interviews, providing trainings to municipality personnel on Municipal GIS.

09/2010-03/2012 University of Twente, Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), the Netherlands MSc Degree in Urban Planning and Management

01/2009-08/2010 Jaya Pradhan Architect Office, Kathmandu, Nepal Worked as an Architect, conducting feasibility study of sites and study of built environment, planning and design and preparation of working drawings of apartment, commercials, offices, residences

08/2003-08/2008 Purbanchal University, Khowpa Engineering College, Bhaktapur, Nepal Bachelor Degree in Architecture


PhD Thesis

“Interactive Spatial Decision Support System (SDSS) for Collaborative Spatial Planning and DecisionMaking”. This research aims to develop spatial indicators based SDSS to support the collaborative planning processes for exploring and analyzing social inequalities, environmental related cumulative exposure and health impacts within the case study cities of Dortmund and Munich. Based on the relevant sustainability and health related environment justice indicators, the SDSS will be developed that will have an interactive user interface. Using the touch table, the SDSS will be tested in different phases for its effectiveness in supporting the spatial planning process and decision making within the topics of social inequalities and environmental justice, during the workshops with relevant stakeholders and in variousrole playing games.