A native of Andhra Pradesh, Anusha spent her formative years in different parts of India. Growing up in diverse socio-cultural contexts inspired her to explore cities through shared life stories, interdependent livelihoods, and civic solidarity. As an architect, she has advanced these perspectives through design and building in contested spaces, which led to a deep interest in informality in urban India. The UFP has allowed her to examine cities through the economic, socio-political, and regulatory lens in relation to (un)planned geographies. Through a wide array of skills, including ethnographic methods, quantitative analysis, and geospatial mapping, the UFP has equipped her to engage with greater complexities in the urban. Building on these endeavours, Anusha is looking to work at the intersections of policy, planning, research, and design to advance the discourse on urban informality and equitable practices for inclusive cities.