Pawda joined NLGN in July 2017 as a Senior Researcher. Previously, she worked as a researcher at Publica, a masterplanning consultancy, where she coordinated a housing research project which explored international best practice in housing renewal and collaborated on a number of projects on the subjects of play and creative industry. Pawda has experience working using a range of research methods, employing a mixed methodology. She has a keen interest in the subject of social and health inequality and the impact of policy on the built environment, and has extensive experience conducting quantitative and qualitative research on a wide range of subjects.
Pawda holds a PhD and MPhil in Architecture and Urban Studies from the University of Cambridge and a Bachelor of Architecture from Pennsylvania State University (USA). Her PhD research explored the relationship between political ideology and the urban public space, with Jakarta as a case study.
Expertise and areas of interest
Housing and homelessness
Social and health inequality
Play in the public space
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Tjoa, P. 2016. The Phantom of ‘Harmonie’ In Scroope: The Cambridge Architecture Journal. Cambridge.
Tjoa, P., and Richard Devon, 2010. “Safety by Design: A Review of Design Strategies for Safer Living Environments in Higher Education Communities.” World Transactions on Engineering & Technology Education (WTE&TE), Vol. 8, No. 3, pp. 301-309.
Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation’s Planning and Design Strategies for Healthy Living, Parks, and Recreation in the Pottstown Area. 2010. A Report with Recommendations.