Namita Kambli has recently joined The Democratic Society as Research and Project Manager (Digital) and is based in Brussels.
An urbanist by training, she is interested in the ways in which urban design can advance democracy and spatial justice, especially through the notion of the urban commons. As a Doctoral Scholar at the University of Auckland, her thesis examined the role of digital technology in 21st century place-making, more specifically, the influence of digital technology on the form, function, experience, and equitability of public spaces.
Prior to joining The Democratic Society, Namita worked as a researcher for Citizen City, an initiative of the EIP-SCC (European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities). She is part of several local Brussels groups such as Women in Academia and has also been involved in facilitating community workshops on mental health and the city.