Martin Scherfler is the co-founder of Auroville Consulting. A sociologist and researcher, he has wide experience coordinating educational workshops in areas of sustainability. He is currently engaged in project management of integrated campus development, renewable energy research studies, water, energy and waste auditing projects for the building sector, urban agriculture related project. Martin works with emerging smart cities in strategic planning and citizen engagement, he is conducting research on energy efficiency design of building in the tropics and supports state government in formulating Solar PV rooftop policies. He is passionate about planning and implementation of projects that aim at increased quality of life for all. He holds a Master degree in Sociology from Austria.