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Shruti Punjabi

Ph.D. candidate, Planning, Governance, and Globalization (PGG)

Shruti is an Urban Planner and Research from India. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Urban and Environmental Design and Planning. She received her Master’s in Urban Planning with a specialization in International Development from New York University. For her graduate capstone, Shruti worked as a Project Associate for The World Bank. In 2019-2020, she received the NYC Community Planning Fellowship wherein she worked for the New York City government to lead a neighborhood-level sanitation planning program.

Research Interests

  • International Development
  • Climate Change
  • Gender
  • Data Analytics
  • Urban Governance


  • Punjabi, S. & Basu, M (2020): Participation in solid waste management: Lessons from the Advanced Locality Management (ALM) program of Mumbai, Journal of Urban Management, Volume 9 - Issue 1, Pages 93-103, ISSN 2226-5856,
  • Punjabi, S. & Pokharel, A (2020): Gender in the commons: Planning lessons from farmer-managed irrigation systems (Working Paper): Paper presentation at ACSP 60th Annual Conference