Zeenat Kotval-Karamchandani, AICP
Zeenat Kotval-K joined the Urban & Regional Planning Program at SPDC in 2013 as an instructor. She completed her PhD in the Department of Geography at Michigan State University. Kotval-K has received her Master’s degree in Urban & Regional Planning from MSU, and a Master’s in Hospitality Administration from the University of Massachusetts, at Amherst. Currently, Kotval-K’s research focusses on:
- Access to Food Systems in Mumbai, India: This research delves into the food deserts literature and looks at the inequalities of access to food in developing countries, such as India.
- Mobility for the Aging Population in Michigan: This research looks at the current transportation infrastructure that is available to older adults (age 65 and older), what these residents think about the transportation options available to them, and how policies and programs can help increase their mobility, and ultimately their physical and mental well-being.
- Travel behavior and Environmental burdens of residents in inner cities and their surrounding suburban areas in Michigan, focused specifically on Detroit: This research looks at health and environmental impacts of travel behavior of residents in differing built environments and of varied socio-economic characteristics.
MSU receives funds from the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Framework Programme to conduct eMOTIONAL Cities research
Published on July 14, 2021
Rethinking access to food: Lessons learned during a pandemic
Published on February 24, 2021
MSU to establish Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) Site in sociomobility
Published on July 8, 2020
2019 Message from the Director: SPDC celebrates 15th anniversary
Published on December 13, 2019
SPDC’s Dr. Kotval-K receives $106K grant from the Urban Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to innovatively address factors influencing the health of older adults in Michigan
Published on June 5, 2018
MSU inaugural Peter and Linda Riguardi Travel Fellows learned about built environment challenges in New York in August
Published on December 12, 2017
MSU receives $107K grant from MDOT to assess the condition of Michigan’s public transit system
Published on June 30, 2017
MSU receives $547K MDOT grant to study customer satisfaction, trip purpose of MI’s transit agencies
Published on May 9, 2017
SPDC’s Kotval-Karamchandani receives MSU Outstanding Faculty Award
Published on January 21, 2016