R Iswarya

Senior Associate – Urban Practitioners’ Programme | iswaryar at iihs dot ac dot in

2014   MPlan, City Planning, IIT Kharagpur
2012   BArch, VNIT, Nagpur




Countries: India
States: Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu
Cities: Mumbai, Manipal, Chennai
Languages: English, Tamil, Hindi, Telugu

Iswarya R is an architect-urban planner and an Indian Green Building Council Accredited Professional (IGBC – AP). She has previously worked with Faculty of Architecture, Manipal University and R V College of Architecture, where she taught courses related to urban planning and design. ​


Iswarya’s research interests include urban mobility and transport planning, the informal sector and resilience, and the impact of planning policies.  She has presented on topics such as healthy cities, policies and sustainable tourism development at international conferences. Her other interests include travel, writing and Tamil literature.


At IIHS, Iswarya supports the Urban Practioners’ Program in developing training content and coordinating and delivering training programmes.

Previous Teaching Experience:

Mar 17 – Aug18 Assistant Professor, R V College of Architecture, Bengaluru
Jul 14 – Jan 17 Assistant Professor, Faculty of Architecture, MIT, Manipal


2015 Contemporary Urban Issues Conference, Istanbul
2013 Conference on Spatial Planning and Sustainable Development, Beijing