I am a final year doctoral researcher at the Resilience Lab at the TU Delft. The Netherlands. My work is focused on theories and methods for long-term urban planning under climate uncertainty. Previously, I worked on knowledge-building, policy-making, and advocacy for infrastructure resilience, disaster risk reduction, and planning with UNDRR, National Disaster Management Authority, and the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy India. I am a guest lecturer at TU Delft. I have been a visiting faculty of architecture at Mumbai University.
I use a mix of spatial planning, land-use simulations, design thinking, model-based decision-making, and stakeholder consultations to advance understanding of formal planning processes under climate change. My specific interests lie in bridging the Global North and Global South knowledge divide.
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 | Policy Analysis
︎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: Preprint: “Bouncing Forward: Long-Term Urban Planning Under Climate Uncertainty. Available at SSRN 4106195. ”
︎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.“