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Technical peer reviewers

Dr Sameer Maithel

Sameer is Founder Director at the Greentech Knowledge Solutions (GKS), New Delhi. He is the Head of the Indian Project Management & Technical Unit of the Indo-Swiss Building Energy Efficiency Project (BEEP). GKS provides research and consulting services in the field of: energy-efficient building design, resource efficient building materials production, decentralized renewable energy applications and energy-efficiency in small industries.  


Sameer has a PhD in Energy Systems Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. Prior to founding GKS in 2007, he has worked at The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) from 1994 to 2006; and at the Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Ltd from 1988 to 1994.

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Dr Amita Bhide

Dr Amita Bhide is currently Professor and Dean, School of Habitat Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences. Professor Bhide’s recent work at the School of Habitat Studies has been on urban governance reforms, housing and land issues with a focus on small and medium towns. Her recent publications include ‘The Regularising State’, and ‘Comparing Informalities’.


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