Dr Raghu Dharmapuri Tirumala

Senior Lecturer in Property


Raghu Dharmapuri Tirumala is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning at the University of Melbourne, and a Senior Research Adviser (Infrastructure) at the Australia India Institute. Previously, as the Professor and Director at RICS School of Built Environment, Noida, India, Raghu had set up the School of Infrastructure and designed the MBA program in Infrastructure Management. Prior to that, he was the CEO of Infrastructure Development Corporation (Karnataka) Limited, a joint venture of Government of Karnataka, IDFC and HDFC at Bangalore, India.

Raghu’s research focuses on public private partnerships in infrastructure, project finance, and managing transformation of cities. Raghu had partnered with various government, multi-lateral agencies, international development organizations and private sector clients in the urban infrastructure (water supply, sanitation, solid waste management), property, integrated transportation, tourism, energy, commercial and industrial infrastructure sectors. He is an invited speaker at numerous professional and industry conferences and conducts training courses on public private partnerships and infrastructure development.



Research directions

Future Cities Healthy Communities and Infrastructure

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