Farhana Akther

Farhana’s research focuses on critical infrastructure and governance, housing and its dynamics, and urban policy and planning in South East Asia.

Farhana’s research focuses on critical infrastructure and governance, housing and its dynamics, and urban policy and planning in South East Asia.

In her PhD research, Farhana explores the politics and practices of ageing in place in public housing and in particular the implications for low-income older women in government re-housing programs. She holds a Master of Urban and Regional Planning and Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning and is currently on study leave from her position as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh.

Research Interests

  • Infrastructures of Care
  • Housing policy
  • Urban governance and planning
  • Ageing in place

Supervisors: Professor Wendy Steele, Professor Libby Porter and Dr Iris Levin.

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