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Name: Aurobindo Ogra
Location: Room 6201, John Orr Building Doornfontein Campus
Department of Urban and Regional Planning Staff, FEBE Lecturers  Staff Members

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Tel: 011 559 6131


About Dr Aurobindo Ogra

Academic Profile 
Aurobindo is an experienced urban development professional with more than 22 years of international project experience in multidisciplinary areas of Smart Cities, Urban Planning and Development, Urban Infrastructure, and Local Government, and Industrial Parks Development/ Special Economic Zones from South Africa, India and China. He has 15 years of experience in the Higher Education Institution (HEI) sector from University of Johannesburg, globally ranked 306th as per QS World University Rankings 2024. His current teaching, research and consulting interests span across areas of Smart City, Urban Infrastructure Planning and Development, Urban Governance, 4IR, Industrial Parks Development, Spatial Planning and Industrialization, Integrated Waste Management System, and other areas of built environment sector. He has supervised more than 60 research projects/dissertations from undergraduate to postgraduate levels and published/presented more than 60 research papers in the multidisciplinary urban sector thematic areas as journal articles, book chapters, and peer-reviewed conference proceedings and others.
(1) PhD (University of Johannesburg (2) Masters in Urban and Regional Planning (CEPT University) (3) Masters in Business Economics (Annamalai University) (4) Bachelor of Construction Technology (CEPT University
Research Interest 
Urban Innovation and Transformation; Urban Policy; Smart Cities; Digital Transformation; Urban Analytics; eGovernance, eGovernment, Spatial Planning; Urban and Regional Planning; Urban Infrastructure; Urban Development; Urban Transport; Urban Management; Urban Finance; Tourism Planning and Development; Waste Management; Industrial Parks Development; City Diagnostic Assessment; Municipal Reforms and Capacity Building
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