Ramachandran is an urban planner with four years of experience in conducting research and analysis in urban planning and development. He has a Master’s degree in Urban Planning from School of Architecture & Planning-Anna University, Chennai. Ramachandran has worked on various projects that involve spatial planning and research and has done GIS mapping and analysis for both Chennai’s coastline—assessing the impact of sea-level rise on Chennai, as well as water bodies in the peri-urban region. He has also contributed extensively to understanding land-use changes and urbanization in Chennai’s peri-urban region of Sriperumbudur. He has also involved in an international project related to assessing water security in Stung Chinit Watershed province (Cambodia). His research interest includes integrated urban and regional planning, land-use & land-cover changes, urban resilience, governance, multi-hazard adaptation in urban and peri-urban areas, inclusive planning & housing and community participatory planning.