Faculty Profile

Name: Ar. Ria Kapoor

Profile/Designation: Assistant Professor

Education : B.Arch (Babu Banarsi Das University, Lucknow 2016); M Plan (Urban Planning) (School of Planning and Architecture (SPA), New delhi)

Email : riakapoor@sushantuniversity.edu.in


LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kapoorria25/

Short Biography

She is an architect and urban planner from School of Planning & Architecture (SPA), New Delhi. She has more than four years of experience in the industry. She loves to study how humans interact with the spaces around them. Her keen interest revolves around designing spaces without compromising their functional aspects. Ar. Ria Kapoor has worked with esteemed architectural organisations like SDSA, Chandigarh and Design Studio as a designer. During her work at JPS Associates, she has worked as a consultant in urban development. Her work focused on community participation and capacity building. With a diverse background in academics, designing, graphics, projects which include citizen engagement, quality assurance, preparation of development plans, vision documents, she has strong multi-tasking abilities. She likes to explore approaches and methods in which better cities can be created. She firmly believes that cities need to be more inclusive for all age groups and gender. Passionate for making cities friendlier for children, she devotes her time to the perusal of interventions in this domain. Hence, her thesis research is focused on planning for child friendly cities.

Research Interests

Child Friendly Urbanism, Healthy streets, Inclusive design


Research Paper in Journals

  1. Rajender Singh, Kumar, V. K. and Kapoor, R. (2022) ‘SAFE CITY (COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING AND ACCESSIBILITY)’, Industrial Engineering Journal, 51(11), pp. 36–43.
  2. Rizul Khanna, Kapoor, R. and, V. K. (2022) ‘CHILD-FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD, A CONCISE REVIEW’, International research Journal of Management Sociology & Humanities, 13(11), pp. 295-298.


  • Published three articles for a series “Urban TechBytes” by Urban Liveability Forum (ULF)
  • Published an article titled “Pedestrian Infrastructure in Urban India” with EcoHQ, Mumbai

FDPs Attended

1. 11th July to 15th July 2022, Guiding self-built housing towards sustainability and thermal comfort conducted by Sushant School of Planning and Development and Centre for Science and Environment

2. 18th July to 22nd July 2022, Constructive Teaching Expertise in Phygital Era, VATEL, Sushant University

3. 8th to 11 th March 2022 Geographical Information System – A multidisciplinary tool, SPD (SU)

Awards and Achievements (including Scholarship)

  1. 2021 Certification on Digital Unlocked by Google
  2. 2021 Certification 5 Day Masterclass on Electric Vehicle by World Resource Institute
  3. 2021 Reclaiming the street for livable urban spaces by Coursera
  4. 2017, GATE All India Rank (AIR) 48
  5. 2016, General Proficiency 1st Position, Bachelors of Architecture, BBDU

Affiliations and Memberships

  1. CoA Member
  2. ITPI Member