SaiRama Raju Marella

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Senior Associate – Academics & Research
sairamam at iihs dot ac dot in

Masters in Urban Planning with specialization in Housing, CEPT University Ahmedabad;
Bachelors in Architecture, JNA&FA University, Hyderabad.


SaiRama is part of the Research and Academics team at IIHS with a special focus on rental housing. Prior to IIHS, SaiRama had worked with Aarusha Home Pvt. Ltd. on rental housing with a focus on students and single employee segment where he piloted a project for blue collared low income industrial workers, and with Urban Development and Urban Housing Department of Gujarat under Affordable Housing Mission as a Town Planning Specialist, where he was a state coordinator for Slum Free City Plan of Action and assisted Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) for in-situ development of slums and also involved in state policies and programs related to Housing and Slum Development in Gujarat.