Shoshana Goldstein

Shoshana Goldstein's current research explores planning history and urban governance in northern India, specifically questions surrounding the impacts of economic liberalization, public-private partnerships, and internal migration on urban development and placemaking for new towns.

Prior to joining CRP, Goldstein worked for the India China Institute and as a consultant for the United Nations's Department of Economic and Social Affairs and UNICEF.

Goldstein holds a Ph.D. in city and regional planning from Cornell and an M.A. in international affairs from The New School, where she focused on the comparative urban development experiences of India and China.

Academic Research/Specialty Areas

  • Community-based planning and development
  • Housing
  • Infrastructure planning
  • International studies in planning
  • Land use/spatial planning
  • Participatory and collaborative planning
  • Planning history
  • Spatial analysis
  • Civic technology

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Classes (Selected)

  • CRP 1109 FWS: Migration and the City
  • CRP 4080 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for PlannersGeographic Information Systems (GIS) have revolutionized the way we manage, analyze, and present spatial information. This course focuses on GIS in the social sciences. Many of the exercises and examples are based on planning issues, but the concepts can be applied to many other disciplines such as government, economics, natural resources, and sociology. Some of the issues covered include fundamentals of spatial analysis; overview of GIS technology and applications; designing a GIS project; gathering and analyzing data; and creating thematic maps.

Awards, Grants, and Fellowships (Selected)

  • Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (Hindi-Urdu) for dissertation research, U.S. Department of Education (2015)
  • Research grant, Clarence S. Stein Institute for Urban and Landscape Studies (2014)

Publications (Selected)

  • "Planning the Millennium City: The Politics of Place-making in Gurgaon, India," International Area Studies Review 19, vol 1: 12–27  (2016)