Geetika Anand

External Consultant | ganand at iihs dot ac dot in

2008    MSc, Social Policy and Development, London School of Economics and Political Science, London
2005    BPlan, School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi



Countries: India
States: Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Delhi, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Meghalaya, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh
Cities: Agra, Ahmedabad, Ashoknagar, Bangalore, Cuddapah, Damua, Delhi,  Jaipur, Katihar, Mysore, Nanded, Mumbai, Sarni, Sheopur, Udupi, Bhuj, Ranchi, Mulbagal, Nelamangala, Madurai, Shillong, Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, Coimbatore, Namakkal, Almora, Nawalgarh, Kuchaman, Khetri, Sangrur, Faridkot, Jaipur, Jhabua, Madhepura, Mysore
Languages: English, Hindi

Geetika Anand has an MSc in Social Policy and Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Trained as an urban and social planner, Geetika has over ten years of experience in the development sector spanning across Master Planning, planning legislation, housing, water and sanitation. She has worked with the government, development authorities, education institutions, NGOs, CBOs, private sector and civil society. Geetika has taught as a visiting faculty at School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi. The focus of her current research is on understanding built-form and its linkages with planning legislation and resource sustainability.


At IIHS, Geetika works across the academic, research and practice teams, and is a key member of the planning, housing, and water and sanitation projects. Her recent assignments include providing knowledge support to a national groundwater sanitation nexus programme (supported by Arghyam, a grant-maker in the water and sanitation sector); research on urban water and sanitation, and housing (co-author of chapters in the India Exclusion Report); studying development controls in Delhi; supporting geo-spatial analysis for the state of Odisha and selected cities; cases and short films on urban water and sanitation as a part of policy brief; baseline and end-line studies for a sanitation and livelihood intervention in Katihar, Bihar; policy brief for urban sanitation in Bihar; a sustainability analysis of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission; technical support to Bangalore Development Authority for Master Planning.


Her other assignments include research and public consultations for rural habitat policy; preparation of project profiles for rural tourism for the Government of Rajasthan; preparation of city development plans for four cities in Madhya Pradesh; writing sustainable rural habitat case studies for Lok Awaas Yatra organised by Development Alternatives; conducting and documenting ‘Community Led Total Sanitation Workshops’ for World Bank and UNICEF.

  • Anand, G., Lall, R., Wesely, J., & Allen, A.  (2022, February). One amongst many: Higher education institutions in an ecosystem of urban knowledges. Paper presented at the Future of urban equality: Knowledge, partnerships and pathways in action. Knowledge in action for Urban Equity.
  • Anand, G., Lall, R., & Mehra, R. (2022, February). Learning for and from participation: Reflections from engaging with citizens on Master Plans in India​. Paper presented at the Future of urban equality: Knowledge, partnerships and pathways in action. Knowledge in action for Urban Equity.
  • Wankhade, K., & Anand, G. (2014, September). Sustainable Urban Water and Sanitation in India: Review of a National Programme. Paper presented at the 37th WEDC International Conference on the sustainable water and sanitation services for all in a fast changing world, WEDC- Water, Engineering and Development Centre, Hanoi, Vietnam.