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Raaga Bhandari

Ph.D. Candidate


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Raaga is a Ph.D. in Design Candidate and a graduate teaching assistant at North Carolina State University. The focus of her research involves investigating the role of the built environment (i.e., public space design) on human behavior, specifically examining urban public parks in facilitating place-attachment among culturally diverse users. On a broader level her research scope involves understanding how public spaces can stive to achieve cohesive communities by providing equal opportunities for leisure for all. She presented her research which examines 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.

Advisor: Dr. Robin Abrams


Ph.D. in Design NC State University, 2019-present

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