Dr Shilpi Mittal is a Research Associate at the Indian Society for Applied Research & Development. She is a qualified architect, planner (specialising in housing) and received a doctorate in Quality of Life in Diverse Residential Neighbourhoods from the GD Goenka University. In the past, Dr Mittal has served in renowned research advisory & project management firms like IL&FS and Ansal API. She possesses practical experience of 4 years on consultancy and redevelopment projects in the private sector and over nine years of research and part-time teaching. During her professional career, she has participated and presented papers in national and international conferences, focusing on issues of sustainable habitat, quality of life in an increasingly transforming world. Dr Mittal has extensively contributed to publishing peer-reviewed journal papers, book chapters, etc., in prominent publications including Cities, IJUSD, Social Indicators Research, Springer Nature, Urban India, etc. She is a qualified GATE scholar in Architecture and Planning (2005) and received a visiting scholarship (2020) at the University of Glasgow, Scotland.