Shraddha Nadkarni
Shraddha Nadkarni

Urban Environment


Work Position
Teaching Assistant,
NJIT School of Architecture


Shraddha was born and raised in the city of Mumbai in India. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in architecture from Sir J.J. College of Architecture, University of Mumbai. Shraddha worked as a junior architect with two architectural firms in Mumbai specializing in the design and construction of commercial, hospitality and residential projects. She was listed as a ‘Star Student’ of Architecture in LOCATOR 2007, an annual reference catalogue for architects and interior designers in India.

After Shraddha arrived in the United States in 2009, she received a Master’s degree in Urban and Regional planning (specialization in Land Use and Physical Development), from Virginia Tech. She was also awarded a certification in Metropolitan Studies in 2011. She worked as a research assistant in the department of Urban Affairs and Planning.

Shraddha graduated from the University of Miami with a Master’s degree in Urban Design in 2013. While in Miami she was a research assistant at the Center of Urban and Community Design, University of Miami, helping to generate development options for the city of Arachaie, Haiti. With funding from a York Grant, she assisted the Director of the Center of Urban Studies, University of Amsterdam, in conducting research on regional governance in South Florida.

Professor Sonia Hirt has acknowledged Shraddha’s research on mixed use in 25 US cities in the article, ‘Form follows function? How America Zones’ in Planning Practice and Research Journal (July 2012). Shraddha’s research interests include a comparison of the physical development in the cities of the ‘developed’ and the ‘developing’ worlds.






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