ITDP is a nonprofit organization headquartered in New York City with offices in Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, and the United States. ITDP’s programs focus on public transport, non-motorized transport, travel demand management, parking, transport policy, and urban development.

Bala Nagendran

Senior Associate - Healthy Streets and Compact Cities

Bala joined ITDP India Programme in 2019 and is actively involved in Complete Streets projects across the cities of Tamil Nadu. He holds a Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi and an undergraduate degree in Architecture from the School of Architecture and Planning, Anna University, Chennai. He has always been passionate about studying cities in relation to streets and transit; for the unique opportunities it brings up in an urban landscape. Bala’s graduate thesis explored the opportunity to restore and activate the edge of River Cooum, Chennai through the integration of NMT corridors and open space network. Apart from work, Bala loves to travel and watch movies.


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