Himanshu Grover

Assistant Professor
Department of Urban Design and Planning
University of Washington
Himanshu Grover

Grover’s research and scholarly interests focus at the intersection of community resilience, hazard mitigation, and climate change adaptation. Specifically, he is interested in policy, and planning response across spatial scales (local to global) to climate change (both mitigation and adaptation strategies) and other natural hazards. An important theme in his research agenda is attention to the critical role of planning practice and local policy-making in influencing sustainability and resiliency outcomes. He believes, most environmental concerns facing our society can be addressed through sensitive local planning. He is also interested in use of web-based mapping technology for information sharing and community participation. He has significant professional planning experience and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP).

He has received research funding from a number of agencies including, National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. He received the JAPA best article award in 2007, and recently received the Next Generation of Hazards and Disasters Researchers Enabling Fellowship (2014-15). He has developed and taught a number of courses that reflect my scholarly interests including Urban Planning for Climate Change, Urban Infrastructure Management, Energy Planning Studio Workshop, and Scenario Planning. He also teaches graduate courses in Comprehensive Planning, Basic Statistics, and Community Resilience.


Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Planning at the Texas A&M University (2010)
M.U.P. at Texas A&M University (2006)
B.A. in Physical Planning at the School of Planning and Architecture, India (1998)

Website http://urbdp.be.washington.edu/people/faculty/departmental/profiles/Himanshu.html