Professor and Assistant Director, Centre for the Study of Urban Transformation
M.Sc (Bangkok); M.Sc.and Ph.D. (LSE., London)
Bhuvaneswari is trained in architecture, urban planning and social sciences. She was educated at the School of Planning and Architecture in Chennai, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok and the London School of Economics in the UK. She completed her doctoral degree in urban social policy at the London School of Economics, UK. Her research interests are in the areas of : transformation of urban land, urban politics, economic geography governance, research methodology, gender and urban poverty. She has held research position at the LSE, UK and has consulted for academic institutions including the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, and the University of Birmingham, UK as well as international development agencies including the World Bank and the UNESCO. She has experience with implementing urban poverty alleviation programmes having worked as a sector head for the habitat component of the Bangalore Urban Poverty Alleviation Programme. Currently, she is researching about the transformation of land in small towns and large urbanizing villages in South India and the role of new technologies in spatial governance. Besides, she is involved in research collaboration with the London School of Economics to explore the effects of squatter relocation policies in two cities viz. Chennai and Bangalore.
Urban Governance, Urban planning, Land and Housing Development, Anthropology (socio-legal study), Politics, Research Methodology, Gender