Pawda Tjoa Senior Researcher

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 interes
Housing and homelessness
Social and health inequality
Creative Industry
Play in the public space
Urban Development
Public Health

Tjoa, P. 2017. The Practice of Marketplace Coordination (1966-1998) In Urban Geopolitics: Rethinking Planning in Contested Cities. Rokem, J and Boano, C (eds.) Chapter 5. Routledge Studies in urbanism and the City Series: London.

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.