R Iswarya

Consultant - 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 works with the IIHS Urban Practitioners’ Programme team. She is an urban planner-architect and is engaged in curating Individual Capacity Building Programmes for government missions. Her work involves development of course content, research support and training on subjects such as urban and land use planning, urbanisation trends, housing and livelihoods in cities.


 Iswarya began conducting research in the domain of urban transport and mobility during her postgraduation in City Planning at IIT Kharagpur. Her research interests include land use-transportation integration, informal sector and resilience, and impact of planning policies. Iswarya has presented on healthy cities, policies, green infrastructure and sustainable tourism development at International Conferences. She is an Indian Green Building Council Accredited Professional (IGBC – AP). She previously worked as an Assistant Professor at Manipal University and RV College of Architecture, where she taught post graduate students on transportation planning and theory of urban form.


Iswarya’s other interests include travel, writing and Tamil literature.

Previous Teaching Experience:

Mar 17 – Aug18Assistant Professor, R V College of Architecture, Bengaluru
Jul 14 – Jan 17Assistant Professor, Faculty of Architecture, MIT, Manipal


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