Shalini Bose

External Consultant | sbose at iihs dot ac dot in


2023    MPhil, Planning CEPT University Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
2019    MA, Geography Jawaharlal Nehru University, JNU New Delhi, India
2017    BSc (Honours), Geography Loreto College, University of Calcutta Kolkata, West Bengal, India


Countries: India
States: Karnataka, Gujarat, Delhi NCR, West Bengal
Cities: Bengaluru, Ahmedabad, New Delhi, Kolkata
Languages: English, Bengali, Hindi

Shalini is an urban geographer-planner who explores local governance in cities, community participation, and urban livelihoods, through qualitative research. As an External Consultant at the IIHS Urban Informatics Lab (UIL), she is currently engaged in a project that looks into the geographical distribution of economic activity in a metropolitan region. In particular, she is analyzing the policy ecosystem of the area as well as master planning tools to understand city planning outcomes and infrastructure gaps.


Previously at UIL, Shalini has designed a survey to understand how city administrators evaluate and address urban challenges associated with ULB (Urban Local Bodies) functioning in Indian cities, with a focus on infrastructure, housing, local economic development, and climate resilience.


She has an M.Phil. in Urban Planning from CEPT University (Ahmedabad, India) and an M.A. in Geography with a specialization in Urban Planning and Regional Development from the Centre for the Study of Regional Development, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, JNU (New Delhi, India). She also cleared the University Grants Commission (UGC) – National Eligibility Test (NET) for Eligibility for Assistant Professor in 2019.


Shalini is also enthusiastic about urban mobility and public policy. In her spare time, she actively engages in digital painting and sketching.

  • Study on the Spatial Distribution of Employment and Income Categories in Chennai Metropolitan Area