Mukta Naik, senior researcher at CPR, is an architect and urban planner. Her research interests include housing and urban poverty, urban informality, and internal migration, as well as urban transformations in small cities. At CPR, she focuses on understanding the links between internal migration and urbanisation in the Indian context.
Prior to joining CPR, she worked with micro Home Solutions on a number of community-based interventions to improve housing in informal settlements. Ms Naik has written widely in the print and digital media and has also run a market research and media services company. As trustee for two NGOs that are located in Gurgaon and Uttarakhand, she is involved with community development initiatives in rural and urban locations.
Ms Naik is a graduate of the School of Planning and Architecture, where she is also a visiting faculty member. She has a master’s in urban and regional planning from Texas A&M University.