Individual Researcher

Nithya V. Raman

Nithya V. Raman

Name

Nithya V. Raman

Program Area

Infrastructure and Governance

Expertise

Email

nithya.raman@ifmr.ac.in

Research Interests

urban planning, urban design, accountability, citizen participation, urban informality

Designation

Bio

Nithya V. Raman’s work has been focused on questions of human rights and urban planning, particularly the access of the urban poor to land and livelihoods. She has worked with various groups including Amnesty International, the Hazards Center, and the Unorganized Workers’ Federation. Nithya co-authored Clouds of Injustice, a report published by Amnesty International on the environmental and health impacts of the Bhopal gas leak of 1984, and was a SARAI Fellow. She is also trained as a classical dancer, and has performed solo and with groups in venues throughout India and abroad. Nithya graduated from Harvard University with a degree in political theory and has a Masters in urban planning from M.I.T.

 
 
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Projects

  • Understanding planning processes: Concept Note

    Unlike most contemporary approaches to urban governance in India, this project documents the differences between planning processes on paper and in reality from a micro level. We hope to understand with this work how the [...]

  • Data gaps in urban informality

    Data gaps in urban informality

    This study makes a case for more complete documentation of the dynamic interface between city spaces and informal sector workers, primarily made up of the urban poor, and maps some of these patterns for the [...]

  • Coping with Change and Insecurity

    This project attempts to make clearer the relationships between large scale economic and demographic changes, government policies and individual lives through a series of shorter written outputs. It is particularly interested in the increase in [...]

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