Rohan Kocharekar

DPhil in Sustainable Urban Development


Capturing Land-Based Financing: New Strategies for a Changing Planet

Research abstract

Rohan's research focuses on how land value capture, a policy approach that enables the public sector to recover and reinvest land value increases generated by infrastructure investments and other government action, can be used to fund climate-resilient infrastructure at the municipal level. His research similarly examines how land value capture policies can be improved and replicated in other cities.


Dr. Vlad Mykhnenko,  


Prior to his fellowship, Rohan worked as an Urbanization Research Analyst for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in New York. During his time at UNDP, Rohan contributed to the Programme's preparation and involvement in the Habitat 3 Conference and release of UNDP's Sustainable Urbanization Strategy. Rohan previously worked as a Second Committee Advisor to the Permanent Mission of Afghanistan to the United Nations and as a Research Assistant at the Center on Global Economic Governance (CGEG). Rohan holds an M.A. (Honors) in International Relations from the University of St. Andrews, a Master of International Affairs from SciencesPo Paris, and a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University.