Neha Sami

Neha works on the political economy of land and governance in urban India. She is also interested in issues of brownfield redevelopment and planning for climate change. Neha has worked with the Boston Redevelopment Authority as an analyst with the Economic Development Division. She has also worked as a consultant with the Environment and Sustainable Development Division of the UN-ESCAP (Bangkok).    

Content by Neha Sami
  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Density in various forms

    Indian census data suggests that around a third of citizens live in areas that could be considered urban, with this set to rise to about 40% by 2030. However, in addition to population numbers and density, the criteria to be considered urban also contains a less conventional stipulation that at least 75% of adult main male workers in an area must work in...

    15 Jan 2020 | Neha Sami, Jessica Seddon, Arindam Jana

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Urban Corridors: Strategies for economic and urban development

    1 Sep 2015 | Shriya Anand, Neha Sami

  • Project

    Urban Corridors: Strategies for economic and urban development

    The Indian national government has embraced the development of corridors between major Indian cities as a key development strategy: for example, work on the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor is already underway while a second corridor between Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai is being planned. This follows earlier policies like the development of the Golden Quadrilateral and the...

    4 Sep 2014 | Shriya Anand, Neha Sami

  • Project

    How Urban is India?

    This project seeks to develop a dataset on the extent and location of de facto urbanisation – settlements with characteristics commonly thought of as urban - in India. Based on Census data, about one-third of India is often thought of as urban. However, census classification as urban requires at least 75% of the adult male workforce to be in non-farm employment and has a...

    1 Nov 2013 | Neha Sami, Arindam Jana, Jessica Seddon