If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile

Quote

“I aim to help students become critical independent thinkers by encouraging and challenging them, while creating an environment that fosters interaction, communication, and growth.”

Research profile

Sukanya Krishnamurthyis an Assistant Professor of Urbanism and Urban Architecture at the Faculty of the Built Environment at Eindhoven University of Technology (Netherlands). Her main focus lies at the interface of urban, social and cultural geography, where her scholarship analyses how cities can use their resources and values for better sustainable development. Within these fields, she has published on urban cultures and representation, and place-making and bottom-up approaches. She has been a PI and team member on research projects in the Netherlands, Germany, Canada, Israel, UK and India. 

Academic background

Sukanya trained as an architect and urbanist in India and Germany, and received her PhD in Urban Studies and Architecture from Bauhaus University (Germany) in 2012. Her doctoral thesis investigates the relationship architecture/ physical form has with various social process within an urban environment. Prior to joining the Chair of Urbanism and Urban Architecture at the TU/e she spent her graduate studies and professional life working as an architect, designer, lecturer and researcher. In Bangalore (India) she worked as an architect with Mindspace in 2006-07. She also worked as a researcher in Aachen, Dessau, Weimar (Germany, 2007-12) and in Toronto (Canada, 2012-14), where she worked for The Neptis Foundation, a nonpartisan, urban research foundation in Toronto, Canada. 

Affiliated with

  • Network-Association of European Researchers on Urbanisation in the South (N-AERUS)
  • Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS),
  • Erasmus University, Rotterdam
  • Research and Academic Partner Constituent Group (RAPCG)
  • Research Community 21 (RC21)

Partners in (semi-)industry

  • New Institute
  • Bernard van Leer Foundation

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Sukanya Krishnamurthy is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • 1 Similar Profiles

Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Research Output

Rituals and the participation of urban form: informal and formal image making processes

Krishnamurthy, S., 1 Sep 2016, In : City, Culture and Society. 7, 3, p. 129-138 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  • 3 Downloads (Pure)

    Neglected? : strengthening the morphological study of informal settlements

    Krishnamurthy, S. & McCartney, S., 21 Jul 2016, "The transgressive city" : Conference Research Commitee 21, 21-23 July 2016, Mexico City. s.l.: s.n.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

    Open Access

    What about smartness?

    Figueiredo, S. M., Krishnamurthy, S. & Schröder, T. W. A., 7 Jan 2020, In : Architecture and Culture. 7, 3, p. 335-349 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

    Open Access
  • Prizes

    Child Friendly Planning

    Sukanya Krishnamurthy (Recipient), 2017

    Prize: OtherDiscipline relatedProfessional

    Smart Cycling Futures

    Sukanya Krishnamurthy (Recipient), 2016

    Prize: OtherDiscipline relatedProfessional

  • Activities

    AHRA 2018: Smartness? between discourse and practice.

    S.M. De Sousa Lopes Figueiredo (Organiser), S. Krishnamurthy (Organiser), T.W.A. Schröder (Organiser)
    15 Nov 201817 Nov 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesConferenceScientific

    Research and Child Friendly Cities

    Sukanya Krishnamurthy (Speaker)
    23 Oct 2018 → …

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

    ISA World Congress of Sociology

    S. Krishnamurthy (Organiser)
    21 Jul 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesConferenceScientific

    Confronting Informality

    Sukanya Krishnamurthy (Organiser)
    7 Jun 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesConferenceScientific

    Apolitical (External organisation)

    Sukanya Krishnamurthy (Member)
    2018 → …

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of boardProfessional

    Press / Media

    INNOVATION ORIGINS

    Sukanya Krishnamurthy

    17/10/17

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    Data Studio

    Sukanya Krishnamurthy

    10/10/17

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Student theses

    Aging in place: adjusting post-WWII neighborhoods of midsize cities into senior friendly neighborhoods

    Author: de Groot, B., 31 Aug 2016

    Supervisor: van Wesemael, P. (Supervisor 1), Krishnamurthy, S. (Supervisor 2) & de Bont, A. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

    File

    A sustainable policy response to urban shrinkage in a world heritage city: the case study of Porto

    Author: de Blok, J., 26 Feb 2019

    Supervisor: Roders, A. (Supervisor 1), Krishnamurthy, S. (Supervisor 2) & Druta, O. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

    File

    Enhancement of citizen engagement in the decision-making process for historic preservation: Philadelphia

    Author: Mercan, K., 26 Feb 2019

    Supervisor: van Wesemael, P. (Supervisor 1), Druta, O. (Supervisor 2), Krishnamurthy, S. (Supervisor 2) & Roders, A. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

    File

    Food to fit: linking identities in Veghel's canalscape

    Author: de Wispelaere, S., 31 May 2016

    Supervisor: van Wesemael, P. (Supervisor 1), Krishnamurthy, S. (Supervisor 2) & de Bont, A. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

    File

    Holiday city in Parkcity: tourism outcom for shrinking regions

    Author: Bulut, A., 29 Feb 2016

    Supervisor: Bosman, A. (Supervisor 1), Krishnamurthy, S. (Supervisor 2) & Yegenoglu, H. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

    File