Sahana is a Senior Project Associate with WRI India’s Ross Center for Sustainable Cities. Her work includes research and analysis around transit oriented development and the provision of safe access to station areas across urban centers in India. She has most recently been involved with researching urbanization trends in India as part of the New Climate Economy. Here she was part of a team who developed a social cost accounting framework for urban services to assess social costs (such as health and climate impacts) of urban service provision.
Sahana has previously worked as an architect and urban planner in a private firm handling a wide range of projects from architectural building design to lakefront developments and pedestrian over-bridges. Her background in technical and academic writing includes developing fact-sheets related to water management strategies and water resources planning for the south east Wisconsin region and academic papers related to equity planning within economic development schemes of local governments in the US.
Sahana holds a Masters in Urban Planning from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, US and a Bachelor in Architecture from the School of Planning and Architecture, JNTU, Hyderabad, India.
Sahana is an avid walker loves to discover the cities she lives in on foot. Her other interests include writing about her travels and art journaling.