I am an architect, urbanist, and researcher working at the intersection of urban systems and climate resilience. I am presently a doctoral candidate at TU Delft’s Resilience Lab (‘2023 - advised by Prof. Tina Comes and Dr. Nazli Aydin). My research is focused on long-term resilient urban planning pathways for Mumbai and Amsterdam. It combines land-use models, exploratory modeling, and design thinking to find pathways for the future. The work is supported by fellowships from Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) and TU Delft Global Initiative. I have previously worked on knowledge building, policy-making, and advocacy for infrastructure resilience, disaster risk reduction, and planning with UNDRR, National Disaster Management Authority India, and the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy India. Along with my research, I am a guest lecturer at TU Delft and have been a visiting faculty of architecture at Mumbai University.
The combination of climate resilience and urban planning was the focus of my Master's degree in Urbanism from TU Delft, Netherlands (cum laude with Hons.). Originally from Mumbai, I received my Bachelor's degree from Sir J J School of Architecture, where I was the 'Best Outgoing Student. As a licensed architect, I have worked on design commissions with Christopher Benninger Architects, Serie Architects, and as an independent consultant.
I divide my time between Rotterdam (Netherlands- Spring/Fall), Boston (USA- Winter/Summer) and Mumbai (India - Intermittent visits).
Urban Resilience | Uncertainty Planning | Design thinking | Advocacy and Policy Analysis
︎I will be on the job market from June 2023︎
︎Jan 2022 Selected as part of the C40 Cities Women4Climate program as 1 of 25 next-generation climate leaders in Mumbai.
︎ Dec 2021: Book chapter out on “Planning Support Systems for Long-Term Climate Resilience: A Critical Review“
︎Aug 2022: We will present our paper on “An integrated framework for incorporating climate risk into urban land-use change modeling“ at ESREL 2022.