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Raaga Bhandari

Ph.D. Student


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Raaga is a Ph.D. in Design Candidate and a graduate teaching assistant at North Carolina State University. Her research interests include investigating the role of the built environment (i.e., urban public spaces) on human behavior and intercultural interactions under a broader topic of facilitating social cohesion through urban public space design. She presented her research which explores the role of environmental perception on human behavior at an international conference organized by DAKAM. Raaga has over three years of experience working as an architectural designer and a landscape designer. She was awarded the Claudia Gabaldon-Cotrim Landscape Architecture Graduate Award in 2018 and the Excellence in Design Implementation Award in 2019 from NC State.


Master's in Landscape Architecture NC State University, 2019

Master's in Urban Design UNC Charlotte, 2016

Bachelor in Architecture Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University, 2015

Area(s) of Expertise

Urban Design; Landscape Architecture; Role of Built-Environment on Human Behavior; Qualitative Ethnographic Research