Portrait of Prakriti Shukla

Areas of Interest
Environmental Policy and Planning, Environmental and Climate Justice, Water Sustainability, Climate Change Adaptation

Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Planning
Urban and Regional Planning


Curriculum Vitae

/ PhD Student

Prakriti Shukla

Prakriti’s research concerns planning issues at the intersection of climate change adaptation, environmental sustainability, and socially just systems. Her examination takes a regional planning perspective, such as metropolitan areas or binational ecosystems. In the past, her research has looked at water planning and justice issues, water policies, and power structures within urban and rural water allocation. Her current research focuses on Sundarbans, the world’s largest mangrove forest in the world’s largest delta, shared between India and Bangladesh. Here, she examines climate adaptation within the context of large voluntary and involuntary seasonal migrations from rural to urban areas.

Prakriti received a Master of Regional Planning degree from Cornell University and a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Mumbai. Over the past 15 years, Prakriti has consulted and worked with urban planning, environmental management, food-systems research, and architectural organizations. She enjoys research and teaching. As a faculty at the Academy of Architecture, she has designed and taught courses such as architectural design and building construction to undergraduate students of architecture between 2009-2016. As a student instructor at the University of Michigan, she taught a course in Planning Theory and History between 2021-2022.