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Professional movements in urban planning

Lot of action is taking place in urban planning sphere especially post lockdown relaxation in the country. Here are some leading instances of professional movements in Urban Planning in recent weeks.

Dr Sanjay Mukherjee IAS has been appointed as Vice Chairman and Managing Director of City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO) by the Maharashtra government. Earlier he was the Additional Municipal Commissioner of Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai. He is also the Secretary, Cultural Affairs at Government of Maharashtra. Dr Mukherjee is well versed in various regulations and good at handling projects, finance, innovation, strategy, infra and utilities. Apart from being an IAS from Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Dr Mukherjee holds degree in medicine (MBBS) and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. He has also done short term course on Public Administration and Finance and University of Toronto and another course Public Finance from IIM, Ahmedabad.

Anugrah Anilkumar Nagaich has been appointed as Assistant Professor at Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology. Anugrah’s areas of interest include Smart Cities, Urban and Regional/Metropolitan Planning Paradigms and Smart Infrastructural Solutions for the Human Settlements. He has done his Bachelor of Planning from National Institute of Technology, Bhopal, Post Graduate Diploma in Environmental Management from Institute of Environmental Studies, Environmental Planning and Coordination Organization and Master of Technology in Geoinformatics and Natural Resources Engineering from IIT Bombay.

Santosh Singh is now the Director and heads – Energy, Climate Change and Agriculture at Intellecap. Intellecap is a pioneer in providing innovative business solutions that help build and scale profitable and sustainable enterprises dedicated to social and environmental change. Santosh has an extensive experience in research, policy advocacy, consultancy and operations of rural, agri-businesses and social businesses in India and West Africa. Santosh has done MBA (PGDFM) in Rural Markets, Development Finance from Indian Institute of Forest Management.

Srestha Banerjee is now the Program Lead, Natural Resource Management; Climate Justice at International Forum for Environment, Sustainability & Technology (iFOREST). Srestha is an environment and public policy expert with 10 plus years of professional experience in research and policy advocacy in India and the United States. Srestha holds Master of Science degree– in Environmental Science from Ohio University and PhD in Environmental and Energy Policy from University of Delaware.

Yashwanth Kumar Puduchari has been appointed as Senior Urban Planner at Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority. Yashwant is an experienced research professional with subjects focusing on climate change, resilience, carbon neutral and road safety and is skilled in GIS based urban planning. Yashwant is a Bachelor of Planning in Physical Planning from School of Planning and Architecture.

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