I am an architect, urban planner, and researcher investigating the intersection of urbanization and climate change in the Global North and Global South. My research, practice and teaching interests are within the nexus of urban resilience, climate risks, and long-term integrated and inclusive planning for cities of the next century.
I am a final year doctoral candidate at the Resilience Lab at TU Delft, Netherlands, focusing on the cases of Mumbai, India and Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
I received the C40 Women4Climate mentorship 2022 and a TU Delft Global Fellowship to focus on resilience planning and policies in the Global South. Previously, I was on the core team of the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) - a global multistakeholder partnership that aims to build resilience into infrastructure systems to ensure sustainable development. I have provided knowledge support to the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, the National Disaster Management Authority of India and the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, India.
Countries: India, Netherlands, Unites States of America, Brazil, Cuba
Cities: Mumbai, Pune, New Delhi, Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Allahabad, San Francisco, Sao Paulo, Havana
Languages: English, Hindi, Tamil, Marathi, Kannada
Urban Resilience | Public Policy | Uncertainty Planning | Global South | Design thinking | Advocacy | Knowledge brokering
︎Publication Alert: “ RISE-UP: Resilience in Urban Planning for Climate Uncertainty - Empirical insights and theoretical reflections from case studies in Amsterdam and Mumbai”. Cities 2023 .
︎ We are hiring a geospatial researcher to contribute to our ongoing project on developing a land-use model for the Mumbai Metropolitan Region. Details here.
︎Preprint Alert: “ TIMEWISE: Temporal Urban Dynamics for Urban Resilience - Lessons from the Global North and South.” Preprint available here.
︎June 2023: I will present our work on developing land-use models for cases in the Global North and Global South at The International Conference on Resilient Systems, Mexico City.
︎Nov 2022: Story of Science at TU Delft: “ The Future Ground: Planning Cities for an Uncertain Future.”
︎Nov 2022: Article in Scroll: “ With overcrowding, weather and age, curbing bridge collapses in India is complex but not impossible.”
︎Oct 2022: Presented at the DRI Technical Conference, New Delhi.
︎Aug 2022: Presentation at ESREL 2022 on “An integrated framework for incorporating climate risk into urban land-use change modeling“.
︎Jun 2022:Organised a training event at World Urban Forum: “Resilience for All”
︎Jan 2022: Selected for the C40 Cities Women4Climate program Mumbai.
︎ Dec 2021: Book chapter on “Planning Support Systems for Long-Term Climate Resilience: A Critical Review.“