A V Venugopal
Deputy Manager - Healthy Streets & Partnerships
Venugopal has been working with the city government in Chennai providing technical assistance for various complete streets projects through his role at ITDP. He has been involved in the conceptualization of new projects, design reviews, and on-ground project monitoring. He is currently working on expanding the street transformation works across the city through the Chennai Mega Streets Project. He is also actively involved in strategizing capacity development initiatives for city officials, engineers, and other stakeholders. With a keen interest in research, he is also involved in policy and planning research for transforming urban mobility to nurture early childhood development in Pune. His other areas of interest lie in travel demand management and inclusive compact cities.
Before joining ITDP, he worked with L&T Construction in Chennai as a Senior Architect. He holds a Master’s degree in Urban Planning & Policy Design from Politecnico di Milano in Italy and an undergraduate degree in Architecture from the National Institute for Technology, Calicut. He has always been passionate about listening to stories of people, spaces and cities; how they evolve through time and the different forces that shape it. His love for cycling and travelling has pushed him to document the experiences through short stories, travel videos and illustrations. Still a kid at heart, he loves spending his evenings playing board games and he treasures a good collection of toys which he keeps close always to add to his collection of toy photography.