Merlyn is a Research Consultant with the WRI India Sustainable Cities program. She has been a part of the ‘Decongesting historic core of Ahmedabad’ project and worked on research related to the financing of Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) infrastructure, with a focus on TOD policies in Delhi.
Prior to joining WRI India, she has carried out research on public-private partnerships in the roads sector in India, globalization and livelihood adaptation, housing policy aspirations of migrant labourers, and tracing the history and evolution of places.
She holds a bachelor's degree in architecture from the National Institute of Technology, Trichy and a master’s degree in Urban Policy & Governance from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai.
India’s urban population is expected to reach 600 million by 2031. Providing infrastructure to accommodate this growth will be a huge task. The Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) is encouraging Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) as one of its strategies for sustainable urban growth. There ...