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SPOTLIGHT on Faculty: Ashima Krishna

Ashima Krishna, PhD | Assistant Professor, Department of Urban and Regional Planning

Written by Hao Zhang (PhD Student, UB Dept. Urban and Regional Planning)

Prof. Ashima Krishna’s research focuses on three broad areas related to cultural heritage and its preservation: the management of historic urban landscapes in developing countries like India, challenges in adaptively reusing religious historic structures and landscapes, and issues related to the intersection of historic preservation and community development. Her current projects include an investigation of the adaptive reuse of churches in Buffalo’s East Side, and examining the designation and preservation process of modernist public housing in the city. Here at UB, she is an architect, historic preservation planner and educator in the Dept. of Urban and Regional Planning. Two of her many recent articles focus on urban conservation and management in Indian cities:

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