• Sauvanithi Yupho
  • Sauvanithi Yupho
  • Research Interests: water governance, climate urbanism, institutions, political ecology, infrastructure, flood management, Southeast Asia
  • Advisor: Pamela McElwee
  • Degree: Ph.D.


Previous Degrees:

  • M.R.P. Master of Regional Planning, Cornell University, Ithaca, United States
  • M.Sc. International Cooperation in Urban Development, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany
  • B.Arch. Bachelor of Urban Planning, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand


  • Linda Shi, Sonia Ahmad, Prakriti Shukla, and Sauvanithi Yupho. Urban Resilience, Rural Sacrifice: Governing Water across Four Asian Mega-Regions. (Manuscript in preparation)


  • The New York Upstate Chapter of the American Planning Association Award for Outstanding Student Project (2020): Land Use, Environmental Planning, and Urban Design Workshop: Governing Climate Adaptation
  • John W. Reps Planning Pioneer Award (2019): In recognition of the excellence of research proposal, City and Regional Planning, Cornell University
  • President of International Planning Students Organization (2018-19): President elected IPSO, City and Regional Planning, Cornell University
  • Professional License (2010): Professional Urban Architectural Practice License issued by Association of Siamese Architects under Royal Patronage (ASA)