Goutham Konikar is an urban planner and a DST INSPIRE Fellow (JRF) at the School of Planning and Architecture, University of Mysore, Mysuru. His research studies focus on Sustainable Mobility and its Impact on Sustainable Development goals (SDGs) aimed at creating Sustainable & Resilient cities. Goutham is a University Gold Medalist and a recipient of numerous National and State awards including V.N. Prasad National Best Thesis Award for Planning-2017, by Institute of Town planners among others. Goutham holds a Master’s Degree in Urban & Regional Planning from University of Mysore.