Binay Adhikari



Binay Adhikari (विनय अधिकारी)
PhD Student, MCRP | Research Assistant




Binay is a PhD student at the School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP) at the University of British Columbia. Before coming to North America where he earned a master’s degree in City and Regional Planning from the University of Texas at Arlington and is now pursuing a PhD degree in Planning, Binay was a practicing architect in Nepal. While working towards his master’s degree, Binay also completed a graduate certificate in Geographic Information Systems from the University of Texas at Arlington.

Binay’s research interests lie at the intersection of built environment and active travel behavior, and the resulting health consequences. While he acknowledges the significance of value-based approaches in research, Binay is more interested in using evidence-based approaches to explore causal association between built environment and health outcomes within the context of active travel behavior.

MCRP (2013) City & Regional Planning – University of Texas at Arlington
BA (2010) Architecture – Tribhuvan University

Lab Role
At the HCD Lab, Binay is mostly engaged in spatial data analysis and development of various built environment metrics.

Lab Projects