Namrata Kapoor

Senior Consultant – Academics & Research | kapoorn at iihs dot ac dot in

2006    BArch, Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Insitute for Architecture, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2011    MArch / MPlan, University of California, Berkeley,Berkeley, United States of America

Countries: India, United States
States: Maharashtra, Karnataka, Odisha
Cities: Mumbai, Hubli Dharwad, Bhubaneswar
Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Gujarati

Namrata Kapoor is a Senior Consultant at IIHS. She anchors the work on housing at IIHS, along with her colleague Gautam Bhan. She has over 13 years of experience as a consultant for various governments, NGOs, real estate and planning consultancies, and academic institutions. Her research and practice work focuses on understanding how transit shapes real estate and affordable housing in the city over time.


Her affordable housing research and policy work spans across nine Indian cities. As an urban planner, she has worked on transit-oriented development plans and master plans in Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hubballi-Dharwad and Bhubaneswar. She is on the Supreme Court-appointed Independent Impartial Committee on Urban Homelessness.


Namrata has a dual degree in architecture and city planning from the University of California, Berkeley.


  • Capacity Building Programme for Town Planning Officials of Maharashtra (YASHADA), Housing, Urban Practitioners’ Programme (UPP), IIHS
  • Integrated Capacity Building Programme (ICBP), Housing, Urban Practitioners’ Programme (UPP), IIHS



  • Built Environment and Planning,Built environment, Urban planning, Urban Fellows Programme (UFP), IIHS
  • Affordable Housing: Policy and Practice,Housing, Urban Planning, Built Environment, Governance, Housing Finance, Urban Fellows Programme (UFP), IIHS
  • Practica, Methods, Urban Fellows Programme (UFP), IIHS
  • Advanced Skill Lab: Art of Audio Storytelling, Media and mass communication, Urban Fellows Programme (UFP), IIHS
  • Exposure visits, Built environment, Urban Fellows Programme (UFP), IIHS

Journal Articles

  • Pardeshi, P., Jadhav, B., Singh, R., Kapoor, N., Bardhan, R., Jana, A., David, S., & Roy, N. (2020). Association between architectural parameters and burden of tuberculosis in three resettlement colonies of M-East Ward, Mumbai, India. Cities & Health, 4(3), 303-320.


Books/ Book Chapters

  • Surie, A., Goswami, A., Arakali, A., Revi, A., Ravindranath, D., Bhan, G., Anand, G., Balakrishnan, K., Kapoor, N., Sami, N., Vasanth, P., Anand, S., Smitha, M. B., Viswanath, S., Baberwal, S., Mitra, S., Batikar, T., & John, V. (2023). Towards a new urban practice: The urban fellows programme 2016-2022. Indian Institute for Human Settlements.


Public Intellectual Writing:

  • Favela Issues – Blog on urban informality and development


Other Writing

  • Bazaz, A., Arakali, A., Revi, A., Bhan, G., Gulabani, H., Balakrishnan, K., Kapoor, N., Sami, N., Bhor, N., Pattela, O. N., Beleyur, P. R., Anand, S., Mitra, S., Bhatikar, T., John, V., Duque, J. C., Keith, M., Parnell, S., Tucker, A., & Govil, S. (2023). Maximising the benefits of India’s urban transformation: Local evidence synthesis report. PEAK Urban.
  • Sohane, N., Lall, R., Chandran, A., Lala, R., Kapoor, N., & Gajjar, H. (2021). Home as workplace: A spatial reading of work-homes. Indian Institute for Human Settlements and Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing.
  • Bengaluru Metro Rail Project: Consultancy Assignment to Support Integrated and Sustainable Urban Development along Mass Rapid Transit Corridors in Bengaluru City
  • Analysing and Providing Suggestions and Recommendations for Drafting the Model National Rental Housing Policy
  • Delhi RRTS Transit-Oriented Development Advisory
  • PEAK Urban: Metropolitan Development and Land Based Financing
  • Transit-Oriented City Development Plan for Bhubaneswar, IBI Group,Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
  • Hubballi-Dharwad City Plan,IBI Group, Hubballi-Dharwad, Karnataka, India
  • Mumbai Development Plan 2034,EGIS India,Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • State of the Affordable Housing Market in Eight Indian Cities,Monitor Inclusive Markets (now FSG),Mumbai, Delhi NCR, Indore, Chennai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Bhubaneswar, Jaipur
  • Real Estate Data Analysis, Liases Foras, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Association between architectural parameters and burden of tuberculosis in three resettlement colonies of M-East Ward, Mumbai, Doctors for You Foundation, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Studies on affordable housing in California,California Housing Partnership Corporation (CHPC),San Francisco, United States of America
  • Dharavi Redevelopment Studio,Design Cell, Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi College of Architecture,Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Land allocation platform for Aurangabad Industrial City,IBI Group,Mumbai, Aurangabad