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Department of Land Economy

Environment, Law & Economics

Summary of Research Interests

Spatial data modelling using GIS and Agent Based Models; Impact of urban form on travel mode choices and residential location choices of households.


PhD Thesis Title

Does the form of the city make it more accessible? The use of two dynamic spatial simulation models (ABM and NN) approaches to predict sustainable accessible urban forms.


Supervisors and Advisor

Professor Elisabete A. Silva (Supervisor); Professor Shailaja Fennell (Advisor)


Start Date

Michaelmas 2020

End Date

Easter 2023



Ph.D. Candidate, University of Cambridge (2017–present)

MSc in Development Policy, Planning and Practice, Tata Institute of Social Sciences Mumbai (2014-2016)

BTech in Engineering Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (2010-2014)


Teaching and Research Experience

  • MPhil Small Group Teaching, EP02 Environment Economics and Policy, Department of Land Economics, University of Cambridge (2021)
  • Undergraduate Small Group Teaching, Paper 5 Environment Economics and Law, Department of Land Economics, University of Cambridge (2021)
  • Undergraduate Small Group Teaching, MS 2 Quantitative Methods, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge (2021)
  • Research Assistant, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (2019-2020)


Professional Experience

  • Founder, Grassroot Initiatives (2018-2019)
  • Research Associate, Haqdarshak (2016)


Representative Publications


Working Papers

  • Marwal, A., Silva, and E.A. (2021). Literature Review of Accessibility Measures and Models used in Land Use and Transportation Planning in last 5 years. Journal of Geographical Sciences. (Under revision)


Case Study

  • Marwal, A., Naik, G., and Dalhia, M. (2020). The Saboo Foundation Model of Philanthropy: How a Self-Made Man Created Thousands More. IMB 844, Harvard Business School Case Study


Conference Presentations

  • Regional Science Association International - BIS (UK), “Exploring Spatial Relationship Between Population Density and Points of Interest in City of Delhi” (2021)

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