(Joint appointment with the McGill School of Environment)
Ph.D., University of British Columbia (Vancouver)
M.E.Des., University of Calgary
M.S., Indian Institute of Technology (Madras)
B.Tech., Indian Institute of Technology (Madras)
Office: Macdonald-Harrington Building, Room 403
Professor Badami has a joint appointment in the School of Urban Planning and the McGill School of Environment. After having studied mechanical engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, he spent nine years in diesel engine development in the Indian truck and bus industry. He then obtained a Master¹s degree in environmental science at the University of Calgary, and a PhD from the School of Community and Regional Planning at the University of British Columbia.
Professor Badami's teaching and research interests are in the areas of environmental policy and planning; urban infrastructure and services; urban transport; alternative transport fuels; and environment and development. He attempts to study issues in their multiple (technological, political-institutional, human behavioural and ethical) dimensions, in a manner that is policy-relevant and contextually grounded. He is interested in the following approaches and issues: motivations underlying public policy and technology choice; life cycle analysis; decision making under data and policy-analytic constraints; equity impacts of policies; collaborative and multiple-criteria approaches for reconciling trade-offs and conflicts; science-policy interactions; and institutional mechanisms for effective policy-making and implementation.
A multiple-objectives approach to address motorized two-wheeled vehicle emissions in Delhi, India
Thibert, J., and M.G. Badami. 2011. “Estimating and communicating food system impacts: A case study in Montreal, Quebec.” Ecological Economics. Vol. 70, Issue 10. pp. 1814-1821.
Reynolds, C.C.O, M. Kandlikar, and M.G. Badami. 2011. “Determinants of PM and GHG emissions from natural gas-fueled autorickshaws in Delhi”. Transportation Research Part D – Transport and Environment. Vol. 16, No. 2. pp. 160-165.
Haider, M., and M.G. Badami. 2010. “Urbanization and Local Governance Challenges in Pakistan”. Environment and Urbanization Asia. Vol. 1. pp. 81-96.
Badami, M.G. 2009. “Urban Transport Policy as if People and the Environment Mattered: Pedestrian Accessibility the First Step.” Economic and Political Weekly. Vol. XLIV, No. 33. pp. 43-51.
Badami, M.G., and M. Haider. 2007. “An Analysis of Public Bus Transit Performance in Indian Cities”. Transportation Research Part A (Policy and Practice). Vol. 41, No. 10. pp. 961-981.
Iyer, N.V., and M.G. Badami. 2007. “Two-wheeled Motor Vehicle Technology in India: Evolution, Prospects and Issues”. Energy Policy. Vol. 35, No. 8. pp. 4319-4331.
Badami, M.G., G. Tiwari, and D. Mohan. 2007. “Access and Mobility for the Urban Poor in India”. In Aprodicio A. Laquian, Vinod Tewari and Lisa Hanley (eds.), The Inclusive City: Infrastructure and Public Services for the Urban Poor in Asia, Woodrow Wilson Center Press and Johns Hopkins University Press.
Haider, M., and M.G. Badami. 2007. “Balancing Efficiency and Equity in Public Transit in Pakistan”. In Aprodicio A. Laquian, Vinod Tewari and Lisa Hanley (eds.), The Inclusive City: Infrastructure and Public Services for the Urban Poor in Asia, Woodrow Wilson Center Press and Johns Hopkins University Press.
Badami, M.G., and N.V. Iyer. 2006. “Motorized Two-wheeled Vehicle Emissions in India: Behavioural and Institutional Issues”. Transportation Research Record. No. 1954. pp. 22-28.
Badami, M.G. 2005. “The Urban Transport Challenge in India: Considerations, Implications, and Strategies”. International Development Planning Review. Vol. 27, No. 2. pp. 169-194.
Badami, M.G. 2005. “Transport and Urban Air Pollution in India”. Environmental Management. Vol. 36, No. 2. pp. 195-204.
Recent Invited Scholarly Seminars and Presentations
“The Tata Nano and Beyond: Urban Transport in India”. Presentation delivered at the Unpacking the Nano Symposium, Cornell University, March 10-11, 2011. Available at http://aap.cornell.edu/events/nano/multimedia.cfm.
“Do People Matter: Restoring Pedestrian Accessibility in Indian Cities.” Seminar presentation at the Asian Development Bank, Manila. May 27, 2009. Available at http://www.adb.org/Documents/Events/2009/Transport-Community-Practice/de....
“Public Bus Transit in Indian Cities: Performance, Challenges and Strategies.” Invited seminar presentation delivered at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, March 27, 2008.
“The Human and Institutional Dimensions of Motorized Two-wheeled Vehicle Emissions in India.” Invited seminar as part of the Energy Technology Innovation Project Seminar Series, Science, Technology and Public Policy Program, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, April 27, 2006.
“Sustainable Urban Transport: Definition, Measurement, Issues.” Invited presentation at the conference on Transforming Transportation: The Human Side of Making Urban Transport and Planning Work, organized by EMBARQ/World Resources Institute, The World Bank, and the Clean Air Initiative, Washington, DC, January 26, 2006.
“Transport, Energy and Climate Change: The Role of Public Transit.” Invited panel presentation at the Sustainable Transport Forum, an official side event at the COP-11 and COP/MOP-1 United Nations Climate Change Conference, Guy-Favreau Conference Centre, Montreal, November 29, 2005.
Recent Invited Public Lectures and Presentations
“Agriculture, Environment, and Food Security”. A panel discussion with Professors Navin Ramankutty and Elena Bennett at the McCord Museum, Montreal, November 2, 2011.
“A Billion Vehicles and Counting: The Transport Energy Challenge”. Invited public lecture delivered as part of the McGill Mini Enviro Lecture Series, McGill University, November 30, 2009. Available at http://podcasts.mcgill.ca/environment-2/a-billion-vehicles-and-counting-....
“Urban Doomsday Scenarios: Fiction and Realities.” Invited public lecture delivered as part of the Freaky Fridays Series: When McGill Scientists Bust Myths, McGill University, December 1, 2006.
“Power Plants: Biomass Fuels and their Prospects.” Invited public lecture delivered as part of the Food for Thought Public Lecture Series, McGill University, November 8, 2005.