S Swati

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


2020    MSc, Landscape Planning Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Czech Republic
2015    BArch Indubhai Parekh School of Architecture Rajkot, Gujarat, India 




Countries: India
States: Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka
Cities: Mumbai, Rajkot, Bidar, Bengaluru
Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada, Gujarati, Marathi, Telugu

A landscape planner with a background in architecture, S Swati has a keen interest in the built environment–climate nexus. Her research involves foregrounding climatic and socio-ecological understandings through innovative and open collaborative thinking, and critically blending them with interdisciplinary methods. She has previously worked on a rural development project in Gujarat and a climate-action research project in northern Karnataka.


At IIHS, Swati has been exploring adaptive strategies, sustainable design interventions and policy implications to contribute valuable insights that can inform the development of effective solutions to alleviate the impacts of climate change such as heat stress in informal settlements.


  • Practica, Built environment, Urban Fellows Programme (UFP), IIHS
  • Changing Climate, Changing Cities, Built environment, Urban Fellows Programme (UFP), IIHS
  • Summary for Urban Policymakers (SUP)
  • Scoping Study of Human Migration and Displacement within India
  • Capacity Building Workshops on Energy-Efficient Habitat for Tamil Nadu Climate Change Mission (TNCCM)