Pragya Sharma

Project Manager


Pragya Sharma has about 15 years of professional experience in the field of Urban Development, Planning and Management. She has Master’s degree in Planning with specialization in urban planning from School of Planning and Architecture (SPA), New Delhi.

Currently, she is a Project Manager at National Institute of Urban Affairs, New Delhi working on Sustainable, Healthy, Learning Cities and Neighbourhoodsresearch project supported by Research Councils UK Collective Fund.Prior to this, she has been involved in JNNURM Reform Appraisal, Sustainable Social Housing Initiatives and HUDCO Chair activities at NIUA. Before joining the Institute, she has been associated with Society for Development Studies, New Delhi where she has contributed in many research studies funded by UNDP, UNEP, UN-HABITAT, CDIA, World Bank, Ministry of Urban Development, Ministry of Rural Development, Ministry of Finance among others. She has coordinated the Capacity Building Programme under Colombo Plan, Ministry of External Affairs for eight consecutive years. She has also co-ordinated UNDP’s Human Development Report based planning and policy for Rajasthan state. Many of her research based work have been published as Working Papers and Research Papers in national and international journals.