Shriya Anand

Research lead

Shriya Anand is a faculty member at the Indian Institute for Human Settlements, teaching on topics related to urban economic development and quantitative research methods. She anchors the Urban Informatics Lab at IIHS, which analyses, communicates and disseminates data and information related to India’s urbanization.

Her research at IIHS is primarily centered on the Indian urban economy and economic geography, with a particular focus on the role of employment in urban development and poverty reduction. Her work within PEAK focuses on Bangalore’s industrial transition and its implications for employment trends and land use change. She has recently been studying large industrial infrastructure projects such as the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor, their relationship with urbanization, and associated choices about development pathways. She holds a Master in Public Affairs from Princeton University, and a Master in Mathematics from Cambridge University, UK.

Shriya describes her PEAK Urban research