SOAD KRMU Faculty Ar. Poorva Priyadarshini


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Ar. Poorva Priyadarshini

Assistant Professor -Architecture & Design

Interest Area(s)

  • Smart Cities
  • Regional Planning
  • Sustainable Development
  • Land use Policies and Legislations 
  • Land use and Transport Integration

Postgraduate from CEPT University, Ahmedabad in Urban and Regional Planning. 3 years of full time professional experience and 2 years of part time experience. Currently pursuing Part Time PhD in Planning from Amity University, Gurgaon.  In these 2 years of academic experience she has taught diverse subjects like Architectural Design (Urban Design , Landscape), Basic design, Workshop, Site Planning, Seminar, Furniture design, Interior design studio, Arts and Graphics, History of Architecture, Computer Application.

  • PH. D (pursuing part time) from Amity University, Gurgaon 
  • Master in Urban and Regional Planning with majors in Landuse Planning from CEPT University, Ahmedabad (First Division) in 2018.
  • Bachelor in Architecture from BBD University, Lucknow (First Division) in 2016.
  • Assistant professor at K.R.Mangalam University, Gurugram from September 2019 – Till date)
  • Researcher and Collaborator for UNESCO from April 2019- Till date.
  • Urban Designer at Archohm Consults Pvt. Ltd, Noida.
  • Smart Cities
  • Regional Planning
  • Sustainable Development
  • Land Use Policies and Legislations
  • Land Use and Transport Integration
  • Housing and Transportation Planning

Paper presentations:

  • Presented paper on Challenges of vendors and their exclusion from their functional territories: A case of Varanasi ghats, India in Human Rights Centre, University of Padova, Italy, 2018.


  • Attended 4 day FDP on Quadrants 2021: VANGUARDS OF INDIAN ARCHITECTURE organized by Council of Architecture-Training and Research Centre, Bhopal in association with BMS College of Architecture, Bangalore

Seminar, Webinar, Conferences, workshops & others:

  • VIBRANT GUJARAT, Gandhinagar, 2019 Attended: The focus was on Youth, entrepreneurship and capital and also this edition was on lectures, workshops on “Youth connect 2019: Shaping A New India- The story of a Billion Dreams.”, The event was inaugurated by Prime Minister. Narendra Modi.
  • CITY LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME, CEPT University, Ahmedabad, 2018:   Organised and attended this seminar for Mayors and Municipal commissioners from Uttar Pradesh.  Programme included lectures on Urban planning, governance, capacity building in ULBs, city planning  and development, role of leadership in transforming cities, investing in city infrastructure and in  transforming projects that bring visible changes,  financial management and resource mobilization, 2018.
  • VIBRANT GUJARAT, Ahmedabad, 2017 Attended: The focus was on urban transport and also this edition  was on lectures on “Sustainable Economic and Social  development.”, 2017
  • URBAN MOBILITY INDIA, Gandhinagar, 2016 Urban Mobility India (UMI0-2016 Conference and Expo  was organised at Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar. As part  of this event, CEPT University organised a research  symposium with objectives to coordinate research efforts  in urban transport.
  • UNDERSTANDING HUMAN LIFE AND URBAN  SPACES IN OLD CITY, AHMEDABAD, Ahmedabad, 2016 Critical thinking towards the relationship between public realm, the city and their social-cultural and morphological connotations in contemporary condition. Exploring the urban life in urban context with focus on understanding the old city Ahmedabad and exploring urban spaces through different lenses. Also, studying the relation between morphology and typology aspects of urban conception and its socio-cultural manifestations.
  • DELHI ANTI-EVICTION MAPPING PROJECT, Delhi, 2017. With the on-going urbanisation in our country, millions are migrating to cities in search of a better life in absence of affordable housing, they are creating their own houses and erecting a city that may be bereft of basic facilities.  These self-built neighbourhoods are subject to evictions every year. Demolition, eviction, displaced and relocated settlements were recorded and transcripted.


  • Impact of Transportation and transportation cost on housing decisions (affordable)- Ar. Poorva Priyadarshini, IJCRT (International Journal of Creative Research Thoughts) ISSN:2320-2882