Rasha Hasan Lala

Senior Associate - Research Management | rlala at iihs dot ac dot in


2016    MA Development Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
2013    BSc Economics, Symbiosis School of Economics, Pune



Countries: India
States: Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka
Cities: Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Bengaluru
Languages: English, Hindi, Urdu

Rasha has an educational background in Economics and Development Studies. She has a demonstrated history of working in the urban affordable housing industry. Prior to IIHS, Rasha worked with Janaadhar, a private affordable housing developer, where she focused on project management, policy analysis and research, and business development.  She has also worked with the Municipal Administration and Urban Development department of the Government of Andhra Pradesh as a Young Professional, where she was involved in drafting the State Affordable Housing Policy and implementation of PMAY-U across the state.


At IIHS, Rasha assists with general management of the Research Programme and projects, and supports other IIHS activities such as academics, research, training, practice and operations.

Other Writing

  • 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. https://doi.org/10.24943/HWSRWH10.2021
  • Harish, S., & Lala, R. (2020, May 06). Rent control amidst pandemic. The Hindu.