rkuruvilla at iihs dot ac dot in
Bachelor of Arts – Urban Development, The American University of Paris, Paris-France
At IIHS, Rahael works with the practice programme. Her research primarily focuses on sustainable urban development: curating content for a City Reader (which comprises of seminal literature and reports on the urban) as well as designing online and off-line courses on sustainable development.
Her past experience includes working with the UNSDSN focusing on the SDGs – goal 11 in particular, and working with the New Cities Foundation (NCF), assisting in the organization of conferences and summits. Her role with NCF also included doing extensive research on the rise of smart cities in Asia. Prior to this she worked as an editorial intern with JUCCCE, focusing on China’s urban expansion.