Subhashni Raj

PhD Candidate
Department of Urban and Regional Planning


Subhashni Raj





  • MUP (Urban and Regional Planning), University at Buffalo
  • B.S. (Microbiology, Chemistry and Zoology), Bangalore University (India)

Research Areas

  • Food Systems & Food Security
  • Urban Sustainability

Dissertation Title

Water Wars: How can planning facilitate adaptation to water shortages in a changing climate in Dona Ana, New Mexico? 

Dissertation Committee members

Samina Raja’s is an international expert on the role of planning and policy in building sustainable food systems and healthy communities. She directs the School of Architecture and Planning's Food Lab, including its current work on a grant to build food systems in communities across the U.S.
Nicholas B. Rajkovich, PhD, AIA is an Assistant Professor at the University at Buffalo. His research investigates the intersection of energy efficiency, renewable energy, and adaptation to climate change.
Dr. Sternberg’s current work is on the ethics of complex decision making to avert disasters, whether from terrorism or natural or technological hazards.
Dr. David Wolfe, Faculty Fellow and Chair of the Climate Change Focus Group Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future and Professor, Department of Horticulture, Cornell University