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I am an Urbanist working at the intersection of sustainable urban design, emergent technologies and socially inclusive architecture. I am currently working with Jana Urban Space Foundation, Bengaluru, on developing sustainable urban design guidelines for streets and public spaces.
My independent research focuses on the application of least-cost technology to actively guide humans in construction, with a special lens on the informal sector. I am a graduate of the University of Tokyo, where I researched the development of a framework for a digital system as a form of technical assistance for self-construction in informal settlements. My work in this field has also led me to be selected as a Scholar for the Norman Foster Foundation in Madrid, where I was selected for a workshop on informal settlements.
With over 3 years of experience in internationally reputed organizations, I have worked on various urban development projects of multiple scales. Additionally, I have volunteered in the education sector for various organizations, some under the UN Volunteer program.

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Updates

CATE 2023 conference presentation | Roadmap to implementation of thermal comfort policies in affordable housing.

2023.12.15

Workshop on Causal Mapping  | The systems approach in solving wicked urban problems |  Cameroon Hackathon 2022

2022.03.27

Journal Publication | A systems theoretic process analysis (STPA) approach for analyzing the governance structure of fecal sludge management in Japan |  Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science

2022.03.10

Golden Lion Award, UAE Pavilion at Venice Biennale 2021 | Digital Fabrication team for on-site construction

2021.09.07

CAADRIA conference presentation | PUCCA 5.0 - A framework for a digital system to aid informal self-construction

2021.03.31

Nudge Foundation Equal Cities Challenge | Shortlisted entry

2020.05.20

Norman Foster Foundation | On Cities Scholarship

2019.05.25

Nihon Chouzai -School of Engineering University of Tokyo (SEUT) scholarship

2018.09.21

Jasso Monbukagakusho Honors Scholarship

2018.09.21

Kailash Sodhi Scholarship | Best Thesis on Low Cost/ Mass Housing

2016.10.06

Louis I. Kahn Trophy for documentation of Martand Sun Temple, Kashmir

2014.01.11

Paryatan Bhawan | Tourism complex design for Chandigarh Administration (Runners Up)

2013.09.08

Anandaram Barooah Award | State Government of Assam award for Distinction Scholars

2008.05.31

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