This research aims to contextualise land based financing instruments in relation to the institutional, market and governance conditions prevailing in the Indian urban context.
Namrata's current research looks at the effect of land price movements on the production and consumption of housing in Indian cities and its relationship to city planning practices and urban impoverishment.
She has a dual degree in Architecture and City Planning from the University of California, Berkeley. She has worked as a consultant for various governments, think tanks, NGOs and planning organizations. As a planner she has worked on the Mumbai Development Plan 2034 for the Mumbai Municipality, World Bank-funded City Plan for the Hubli Dharwad, and a Transit-Oriented Development Plan for Bhubaneswar Development Authority.
Namrata has also worked with the Monitor Inclusive Markets group to study the barriers to affordable housing development in nine Indian cities. Her recent study with the Doctors For You Foundation has proved an association between the poor conditions of natural light and ventilation in Slum Rehabilitation Authority (SRA) buildings and the spread of tuberculosis among its residents.