2011 MArch, Architecture, University of California, Berkeley
2011 MPlan, City and Regional Planning, University of California, Berkeley
2006 BArch, Architecture, Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture, Mumbai University
Countries: India, United States
States: Maharashtra, Karnataka, Odisha
Cities: Mumbai, Hubli Dharwad, Bhubaneswar
Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Gujarati
Namrata has previously worked as a consultant for various governments, think tanks, NGOs and planning organisations. As a planner she has worked on the Mumbai Development Plan 2034 for the Mumbai Municipality, World Bank funded City Plan for the Hubli Dharwad, and a Transit-Oriented Development Plan for Bhubaneswar Development Authority.
Namrata has worked with the Monitor Inclusive Markets group to study the barriers to affordable housing development in nine Indian cities. Her recent study with the Doctors For You Foundation has proved an association between the poor conditions of natural light and ventilation in Slum Rehabilitation Authority (SRA) buildings and the spread of tuberculosis among its residents.
Namrata is an avid listener of narrative radio and hopes to convert her research work into audio stories someday.
At IIHS, Namrata is involved in teaching. She studies the plural conceptions, policies and everyday practices of affordable and rental housing. Her current research looks at the effect of land price movements on the production and consumption of housing in Indian cities and its relationship to city planning practices and urban impoverishment.