Posted on April 20, 2021
Dr. Sharma received her Ph.D. in Geography in 2019. She now works as a Senior Researcher at National Institute of Urban Affairs, New Delhi (India). Her work is related to India’s urban policy framework with its ongoing urban missions and schemes. She specializes in urban settlement structure, municipal finance and governance, and Sustainable Development Goals. Apart from research, she also works on outreach and communications for the institute.
“My Ph.D at UNC Greensboro has enhanced my analytical skills and critical thinking which is very important for framing new urban discourse for a rapidly urbanizing country like India,” Dr. Sharma writes. “My big thanks to Dr. Johnson for making me think critically about the differences in the planning discourses between developed and developing countries. This is what is really helping me in my professional career.”