Priya Singh

External Consultant | priyas at iihs dot ac dot in

2019    PGD, Liberal Studies, Young India Fellowship, Ashoka University, Sonepat
2018    MSc, Development and Planning, Presidency University, Kolkata
2016    BSc, Loreto College, University of Calcutta, Kolkata



Countries: India
States: West Bengal, Delhi-NCR, Uttarakhand, Orissa, Karnataka
Cities: Kolkata, Sonepat, Chamoli, Puri, Bangalore
Languages: English, Hindi, Bengali

Priya is interested in understanding people and the way their actions affect the environment and those around them. Her interest also lies in understanding the potential of urban spaces to becomeinclusive and diverse, and learning inclusive urban design and planning . Her post-graduation dissertation focused on understanding the extent of pseudo urbanisation in eastern wards of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation. During her academics, she has done extensive fieldwork and projects that aimed at understanding inclusivity, sustainability and development.


At IIHS, she assists the KNOW Project, specifically with the Learner Trajectory research stream, supporting desk research, fieldwork logistics, data collection, analysis and dissemination.

Other Writing

  • S​ingh, P. (2022, November 12). Looking at ​c​ities ​t​hrough the Studio Ghibli ​lens​. LiveWire. in. ​
  • Singh, P. (2021, September 16). The evolution of cities in Hindi cinema.
  • Singh, P. (2021, March 23). My experiences of engaging with the narratives of planning degree alumni from different countries. Know Blog.
  • John, V., & Singh, P. (2022, February). Alumni experiences in Planning Education and Beyond: Making sense of the ideals of Equality/Equity. Paper presented at the Future of urban equality: Knowledge, partnerships and pathways in action. Knowledge in action for Urban Equity.