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Persoonlijk profiel


“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 Krishnamurthy is currently an assistant professor at the Chair of Urbanism and Urban Architecture (Faculty of the Built Environment) at Eindhoven University of Technology.  Her interests lie at the interface of urban, social and cultural geography, where her scholarship focuses on the various narratives that can be read through architecture within the multidisciplinary milieu of the contemporary city. These include a wide range of subjects: urban morphology, placemaking, participatory planning, informality in the city, and interdisciplinary methods of research. Research in Urbanism and Architecture focuses on exploring various interdisciplinary research methods within the fields of architecture and urbanism. The emergence, development and continual transformation of cities in relation to changing configurations of urbanization and myriad socio-spatial struggles are explored, drawing from an interdisciplinary literature ranging from planning and urban theory, and history, and the urban social sciences.

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

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public space Sociale wetenschappen
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geography Sociale wetenschappen
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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, blz. 129-138 10 blz.

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

public space
religious behavior

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.

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Conceptualizing cycling experience in urban design research: a systematic literature review

Liu, G., Krishnamurthy, S. & van Wesemael, P., 2020, In : Applied Mobilities.

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

Open Access

What about smartness?

Figueiredo, S. M., Krishnamurthy, S. & Schröder, T. W. A., 7 jan 2020, In : Architecture and Culture.

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

Open Access
Smart meters
Information technology
information technology


Child Friendly Planning

Sukanya Krishnamurthy (Ontvanger), 2017

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Smart Cycling Futures

Sukanya Krishnamurthy (Ontvanger), 2016

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urban region
applied science
urban transport

Activiteiten 2016 2018

AHRA 2018: Smartness? between discourse and practice.

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

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Research and Child Friendly Cities

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ISA World Congress of Sociology

S. Krishnamurthy (Organisator)
21 jul 2018

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Confronting Informality

Sukanya Krishnamurthy (Organisator)
7 jun 2018

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Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) (Externe organisatie)

Sukanya Krishnamurthy (Recensent)
2018 → …

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

Auteur: de Groot, B., 31 aug 2016

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

Scriptie/masterproef: Master


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

Auteur: de Blok, J., 26 feb 2019

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

Scriptie/masterproef: Master


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

Auteur: Mercan, K., 26 feb 2019

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

Scriptie/masterproef: Master


Food to fit: linking identities in Veghel's canalscape

Auteur: de Wispelaere, S., 31 mei 2016

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

Scriptie/masterproef: Master


Holiday city in Parkcity: tourism outcom for shrinking regions

Auteur: Bulut, A., 29 feb 2016

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

Scriptie/masterproef: Master