Movers & Shakers in Urban and City Planning

Movers & Shakers in Urban and City Planning

Urban and city planning is one area where lot of job changes are taking places both at senior and mid management level thanks to various urban development programmes of the government. Here is brief list of people who have changed their jobs recently in this segment.

(List is in alphabetical order)

Abhishek Das is the Senior Urban Planner at Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority. Abhishek is an Urban Planner with experience in various Smart City Projects, Urban Transit Planning and Infrastructure Development. Abhishek has done B Tech from Mar Athanasius College of Egineering, Kothamangalam, Ernakulam and M Tech in City/Urban, Community and Regional from Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology.

Gopikrishnan P, a civil Engineer turned Urban Planner, is Infrastructure Planner at SMEC, a global engineering, management and development consultancy. Gopikrishnan has been an integral part of several landmark master planning and infrastructure projects. Gopikrishnan is a B. Tech from Vidya Academy of Science & Technology and Master of Urban and Regional Planning, CEPT University.

Ar. Mohit Kapoor has been promoted as Senior Program Officer at National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) where he has been working for last 3 years.  Mohit has done Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning from CEPT University.

Ar. Nilima Dhamal, an Architect and Urban Designer, is now Urban Designer at Urban Mass Transit Company (UMTC), Pune, a leading urban transport consultancy firm that focuses on developing sustainable urban mobility solutions.  Nilima has done B. Arch from Savitribai Phule Pune University and M Arch in Urban Design from School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal.

Ar. Pratik Dhanokar Has been appointed as Urban Designer at Surbana Jurong Pvt Ltd. Earlier Pratik was a Landscape Architect at Waho Landscape Architects. Pratik has done B. Arch from Bhartiya Kalaprasarini Sabhas College of Architecture, Pune and M Arch in Urban Design from CEPT University.

Ar. Sandeep Dhiman is now the Architect Urban Planner at IPE Global Limited, an international development consulting group providing expert technical assistance and solutions for equitable development and sustainable growth in developing countries. Sandeep has done Master of City Planning from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur after obtaining bachelor’s degree in Architecture from National Institute of Technology, Raipur.

Sayan Acharjee is Senior urban planner at All India Institute of Local Self-Government. He is presently working on the Development Plan of Greater Mumbai 2034. Sayan has done B. Sc in Geography from Calcutta University and Master in Planning from Urban and regional Planning from CEPT.

Ar. Ujwal Mehta is now the Managing Principal Consultant at idENTITY (Indian Design Entity) that focuses on conceptualizing, designing, developing Tourism and Entertainment projects such as Theme parks, Water parks, Adventure parks, Snow Parks, Resorts and Hotels in India and abroad. Mr Mehta was earlier Vice President – Urban Planning and Architecture, Adlabs Entertainment Ltd. Mr Mehta is B. Arch from the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda and has done Masters in Urban Planning from Sardar Patel University.

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