Nupur Chaudhury is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Service at NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.
Nupur is a public health urbanist who looks at cities, communities and connections through a grassroots lens. A transdisciplinary expert on spatial innovation and healthy communities in historically disinvested communities, she works to develop and implement strategies to support residents, communities, and neighborhoods challenge power structures to build just, strong, and equitable cities. She has led coalition building efforts after Superstorm Sandy, redeveloped power structures in villages in India, and developed a citizen planning institute for public housing residents in Brownsville, Brooklyn. Her work spans the nonprofit, philanthropic and governmental systems, and has been featured in the American Journal of Public Health, CityLab, National Public Radio, and the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine.
She is an Urban Design Forum’s Forefront Fellow, a Salzburg Global Seminar Fellow and board member of the Center for the Living City. She is a Core Organizer for Dark Matter University and the Founding Board Chair of Made in Brownsville (now Youth Design Center). A Founding Director of the Center for Health Equity, housed at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, she holds degrees from Columbia University (Masters in Public Health), New York University (Masters in Urban Planning), and Bryn Mawr College (BA in Growth and Structure of Cities).
She is the Founder and Principal of NupurSpectives, a consulting firm that centers the unsung heroes of community building, city making and network weaving.