Shamna M Yaseen

Senior Associate – Practice | yshamna at iihs dot ac dot in


2018    MPlan, Environmental Planning School of Planning and Architecture (SPA) Bhopal Bhopal,

             Madhya Pradesh, India
2016    BArch BMS College of Engineering Bengaluru, Karnataka, India




Countries: India
States: Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu
Cities: Udaipur, Chennai, Trichy, Coimbatore, Tirunelveli
Languages: English, Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil

Shamna M Yaseen is an architect-planner who has completed her postgraduation in environmental planning from the School of Planning and Architecture (SPA), Bhopal. Her areas of interest and expertise in the sector include spatial and non-spatial analysis for sanitation planning, and stakeholder engagement especially working with government systems and research.


She has been part of IIHS since 2021, working with the Tamil Nadu Urban Sanitation Support Programme (TNUSSP). At TNUSSP, she works on governance and regulation (including support for the Government of Tamil Nadu), institutional strengthening, improving access to FSM (treatment facilities), spatial planning and data visualisation/analysis, and project communications support.

Journal Articles

  • 2019 Number plate based road space rationing, a case of New Delhi- Research Gate
  • 2017 Route rationalization of buses along the proposed metro corridor, a case of Kochi- Indian Journal of Transport Management, Vol1, ISSN No. 0970-4736
  • Yaseen, S. M., Vijendra, M., Sudhakar, S., Eswaramurthy, S., Govindaraj, S., K., Sakthi, B., Mohan, P., Raj, S., Ahmed, F., Jeevanraj, S., Athira, S., Ragavan, S., & Wankhade, K. (2023). Governance mechanisms for shared FSM services: Intricacies of implementation across local bodies in Tamil Nadu, India. Paper presented at the 7th International Faecal Sludge Management Conference, FSM7.
  • Tamil Nadu Urban Sanitation Support Programme (TNUSSP)