Lakshya is a Doctoral Research Fellow under Technische Universität Darmstadt within the Urban Design and Planning Unit. He is working on his doctoral research within the domains of urban mobility and accessibility and is a recipient of Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) Research Grants for his research. He completed his Masters of Technology (M.Tech) in Infrastructure Systems from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee in 2017, and was a DAAD IIT-Masters Research Sandwich Fellowship Awardee as part of his research was done under Urban Health Games research group, TU Darmstadt in Germany. He has worked in diverse areas of accessibility, audits, urban mobility, slum upgradation, urban health and related fields. During the 2015-2016 session, he represented the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee under the nation-wide flagship campaign for achieving universal accessibility for Persons with Disabilities through the Accessible India Campaign, by carrying out access audits of infrastructures including New Delhi Airport and New Delhi Railway Station.
Alongside being associated with LOEWE research cluster “Infrastructure-Design-Society” / project-mo.de, he is working on projects including ‘Verkehrsberuhigung Frankfurt Mainkai’ under the Urban Design and Planning Unit with the City of Frankfurt am Main, to evaluate the effects from a temporary traffic calming that takes place in Frankfurt Mainkai (North Bank).
He has been driven towards mobility research field and honored to have his research papers presented under various platforms including 18th World Road Meeting (the congress is held by International Road Federation every four years in different cities across the globe) and 25th International Conference on Urban Transport and Environment in Portugal. To have worked with Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India, COSTFORD (established by Pritzker nominee Laurie Baker), Surbana Jurong and other firms under diverse projects ranging from slum free city planning to master plan options for sustainable community, he continues to search for opportunities where he can grow through an eclectic way of learning.
Tasks within project-mo.de
Lakshya Pandit is associate researcher in CITY research subcluster and member of the Mobility Design Doctorate Colloquium.
Urban Design and Planning Unit
Department of Architecture
Technische Universität Darmstadt