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
Agricultural Urbanism as a Strategy to Enhance Food and Social Security in Bhutanese Settlements
Dhrubaraj’s study aims to develop a theoretical model to enhance placemaking in Bhutanese
settlements by integrating urban design with the socio-cultural strengths of the agrarian
settlements and contemporary urban farming concepts. To achieve it, it will analyse the
public space and settlement patterns in selected areas. It will study the changes in food
culture amongst the communities and study the feasibility of integrating the concept of
Agricultural Urbanism into urban design and planning policies.