Pune, India, received the 2020 Sustainable Transport Award for achievements in advancing budgetary policy and institutional reforms that transformed city streets, especially for pedestrians. During this webinar, speakers will highlight how over the past decade Pune has shown extraordinary commitments and progress to accelerating sustainable mobility projects, becoming a best practice for Indian cities.
Aswathy Dilip is a Senior Programme Manager leading the Complete Streets strategy, policy, and projects work for the ITDP India Programme. With support from her smart and enthusiastic team, she works with the National, State and City governments; providing them technical assistance on sustainable and equitable urban mobility. Her most exciting work includes transforming congested roads into vibrant streets with space for all users, helping cities implement bold parking reforms, and building support for high-quality, sustainable mass transit. With a keen interest in citizen engagement, Aswathy has organised Car-Free Sundays, intersection design testing, as well as street and public space exhibitions… Read more >
Pranjal started working with the ITDP India Programme in 2016 and is involved in various urban development projects like Complete Streets, Cycle Sharing systems, Parking management, and Transit-Oriented Development. An Architect-Urban Designer from Mumbai, Pranjal completed his Master’s in Urban Design from C.E.P.T. University, Ahmedabad, in 2016 and his undergraduate degree in architecture from National Institute for Technology, Nagpur, in 2013. As part of his Master’s thesis, he was involved with the United Nation Development Programme (UNDP) and Ministry of Nepal (MoUD) for the project ‘Post-Earthquake Reclustering of Settlements in Kathmandu-Nepal’ and continued his work till the completion of the manual. He, later, worked as an architect for two years at architectural consultancy firms in Mumbai. His interest lies in designing and planning for sustainable architectural and urban scale projects. Pranjal enjoys trekking in the mountains, travelling, reading, and sketching in his spare time.
Ms Pranjali Deshpande is an Architect and Urban planner. She works on sustainable mobility projects with various government agencies. She is currently working as an independent professional with the World Bank and French Development Agency. She worked with the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy over a decade on street design, Bus Rapid Transit, Parking policy & Transit Oriented Development policy. Pranjali is a member of various government committees and contributes with her expertise for improving sustainable mobility in Pune. She is a co-author for Pune street design guidelines and contributor for BRT guidelines by the Indian Road Congress. She has also participated as a trainer in multiple capacity development programs for government officials. She teaches urban transport to architecture and urban design students.
Ms Sanskriti Menon, as Senior Programme Director, Centre for Environment Education, leads the CEE Urban Programme, the CEE Coast and Marine Programme, and the CEE Central Regional Cell that works in Goa, Chhattisgarh, MP and Maharashtra. Her areas of work include community and school-based environmental education, urban transportation, management waste, and participatory governance. Sanskriti has been involved in promotion of public transport, especially Bus Rapid Transit, and in developing the Pune Cycle Plan.
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