Indraneel Kumar

Principal Regional Planner

Tyler Wright

Indraneel Kumar is the Principal Regional planner at the Purdue Center for Regional Development (PCRD). Indraneel’s previous positions at PCRD include Regional Planner: GIS and Spatial Analysis and Spatial and GIS Analyst. He focuses on regional demographics, economic and workforce analyses, identification of new sources of data, GIS databases, spatial analysis, and quantitative methods. He has a bachelor’s degree in architecture and a master’s in urban and regional planning from India. Indraneel earned a second master’s degree in community planning with a specialization in environmental planning from the University of Cincinnati, Ohio. On 2014, he earned a Ph.D. in civil engineering with a major in transportation and infrastructure systems from the Lyles School of Civil Engineering, Purdue University. He is a member of the American Planning Association and American Institute of Certified Planners since 2006. In his 20 years of professional and applied research experience, Indraneel has worked on comprehensive planning for large metropolitan areas, regions, and counties (districts) in India and USA with a concentration on land use, transportation, and regional economic analysis. He has participated in several regional economic development research projects funded by the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA); Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor (DOL); Office of Economic Adjustment, Department of Defense (DOD); Economic Research Service (ERS), and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The state agencies include Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) and the Indiana State Department of Agriculture. He is an adjunct faculty member at the Lyles School of Civil Engineering, Purdue University since 2018 and participates in teaching a graduate course and the Joint Transportation Research Program (JTRP) transportation projects as a study advisory committee member. Indraneel has an interdisciplinary research interest in regional economic development and competitiveness, transportation and infrastructure systems, and renewable energy.