Dhrubaraj is a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Design and a part of Urban Informatics Research group in the QUT Design Lab. He graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Architecture from University of Kerala in India in 2003 and completed the Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education from the Royal University of Bhutan in 2017. He worked as a Lecturer at the Royal University of Bhutan from 2013-2018. Prior to that he worked on a variety of projects ranging from heritage conservation to preparation of urban development plans in Bhutan.
- Place attachment and heritage conservation
- Agricultural Urbanism and Urban Sociology
- Architecture Education
PhD research: Agricultural Urbanism as a Strategy to Enhance Food and Social Security in Bhutanese Settlements
My research will analyze the spatial and societal health of existing urban settlements through the lens of place making and agricultural urbanism. It will provide guidelines to integrate sustainable agriculture into urban plans and policies. It will prepare a conceptual framework for a household, community and regional areas to implement the policy reforms.