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About Anuradha Mukherji

Anuradha Mukherji is an assistant professor of Urban and Regional Planning at East Carolina University. She received her PhD in Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley in the fields of disaster planning and housing policy and development, an M.S. in Architecture from Texas A&M University, and her Diploma from the Center for Environmental Planning and Technology in India. Her work focuses on the ability of communities to embed disaster risk reduction into the planning of cities and regions, and on the socio-political institutions that shape community recovery and the built environment after a disaster.

Her current research includes a study of pre-disaster hazard mitigation plan implementation in coastal North Carolina; an investigation of the developmental impacts of a federal buyout program implemented in Pitt County, North Carolina after Hurricane Floyd; and a study of land-use change as a disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation strategy in the coastal areas of Japan impacted by the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami.

Her work has been funded by the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership through an Abe Fellowship and a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellowship, by the Asia Pacific Network, the National Science Foundation, and the American Association of University Women.


Present Assistant Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, East Carolina University

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Disaster Recovery Planning, Housing Policy, Post-Disaster Landuse Change, Hazard Mitigation, International Development, and Urban Resilience

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Honors and Awards

  • Abe Fellowship
  • JSPS Fellowship
  • AAUW - American Fellowship
  • Periship Fellowship


  • Comparative Housing
  • History and Theory of Planning
  • Sustainable Cities
  • Urban Form and Design
  • Emergency Management Planning


2008 PhD, University of California - Berkeley ‐ College of Environmental Design
2001 MS, Texas A&M University ‐ College of Architecture

Post-Disaster Housing Recovery (6)

Urban Policy and Planning (1)

Fieldwork (1)