During the last couple of months though the whole nation is focusing on fighting Covid-19 second wave, some professional movements have taken place in urban planning design sector. Here are some of the instances of professional movements in Urban Planning in recent months.
Aishwarya Agarwal has been appointed as Local Pathways Fellow for UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network – Youth. Aishwarya has a background in Architecture and Urban Design with 5 years of comprehensive professional experience. She has been involved in urban policy research, strategy formulation, design of various multi-layered urban design projects which include 100 Smart Cities Mission India, master planning, enhancing of public spaces, developing pedestrian-focused Indian streets, and core city areas.
Jyolsna Pai is now Urban Planner at Tata Institute of Social Sciences and she will be working on MCGMs Mumbai Parking Authority Project. In the past, Jyolsna has worked on formulation of project approach and design methodology for various projects such as planning and designing of railway station area development plans, station (re)development master plans, integrated transit bus terminal hubs, comprehensive master plan of salt pan lands. Jyolsna has done civil engineering from Velammal Engineering College, Master’s degree in Planning & Sustainability from Université François Rabelais de Tours and M Plan from School of Architecture and Planning, Anna University.
Narendranath Reddy is now the Deputy City Planner (DCP) at Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation. Earlier he was Zonal Deputy Director at Amaravati Metropolitan Region Development Authority. Graduated from School of Planning & Architecture, JNTU, Hyderabad in Urban and Regional Planning, Narendranath also holds Master’s degree in Urban Planning from School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi.
Priyalucy Dsouza has completed Master’s in Urbanism (Urban Design) from the University of Sydney. Priyalucy who did her graduation in Architecture from Pillai’s College of Architecture in 2007 has had a long journey from an Architect to an Academician and now as an Urbanist. Priyalucy’s last job was at Manipal University, Dubai Campus as Assistant Professor.
Shantanu Ghule is now doing internship at NITI Aayog where he is currently focusing on the subject relating to Urbanisation, including housing and real estate, and working in close association with the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. Shantanu who started his career as an architect also has nearly four years experience as an architect. Shantanu has done his graduation in architecture from University of Mumbai and Master of Planning – Urban Housing from CEPT University.