Urban Studies & Planning

Abhishek Tiwari

Abhishek Tiwari
(818) 677-2904
Office location:
SH 220



  • PhD, University of California Irvine, Major- Urban and Regional Planning. 2008
  • Master of Arts, University of Calif ornia Irvine, Major- Demography. 2007
  • Master of Public Health, University of California Los Angeles, Major- International Health. 2000
  • Bachelors of Arts, University of California, Los Angeles, Major- History and Sociology, UCLA (1998)

Courses Taught

  • URBS 350 - Third World Cities

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • Basolo, V.B. and A. Tiwari (2009), Developing Housing Policy Alternatives: California’s Local Housing Trust Fund Initiative (in preparation)
  • Nguyen M., A. Tiwari and V.B. Basolo (2009), Opposition to Affordable Housing and the Social Construction of Affordable Housing Residents (in preparation)
  • Tiwari A. (2009) Moving Beyond the Cook ie Cutter: Approaches to Cultural Competence in Healthcare (in preparation)
  • Robinson G. and A. Tiwari (2007) Neighbor hood Council Evaluation: A survey of current and former NC Commissioners, and a RDD survey of Los Angeles Residents. Prepared for the City of Los Angeles, Ne ighborhood Council Review Commission (NCRC).
  • A.Tiwari (2000) Approaches to Reducing Low-Birth Weight Incidence. Prepared for the Child in Need Institute (CINI), a local non-government agency focusing on child and maternal health in rural West Bengal, India.
  • Mega M.S., S. Chen, P.M. T hompson, R.P. Woods, T. J. Karaca and A.Tiwari, H. Vinters, G.W. Small and A.W. Toga. 1997. Mapping Pathology to Metabolism: Coregistration of Stained Whole Brain Sect ions to PET in Alzheimer’s Disease, NeuroImage, 5: 147-153

Research Interests

Housing and Community Development, Policy Analysis, Immigration, Planning and Public Health, Geographic Information Systems, Hazards and Disaster Management, Identity Politics

Professional Experience

  • VTA Consulting Engineers: Structural Engineering and related fields
  • The Olin Group: Consulting Services for non -profits and public agencies
  • Social Science Research Center: Applied Research Center at CSU Fullerton specializing in RDD based research
  • Jamboree Housing: Affordable Housing Developer
  • Health Care Foundation for Orange County: Healthcare funder
  • Community Health Councils: Non-profit focusing on heal thcare access and policy and community capacity building