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.

Nashwa Naushad

Senior Research Associate-Urban Development

Nashwa helps in the creation of Complete Streets as an Associate of Urban Development for the ITDP India Programme. She is involved in reviewing designs, monitoring on-ground construction, creating knowledge material, engaging with stakeholders, and capacity development. She enjoys working closely with the city government in Chennai; providing technical assistance for various Complete Streets projects, including the city’s pedestrian plaza and parking management system. Her journey with the India Programme began in 2016, when she joined as an Associate for Communications. Apart from actively promoting sustainable transportation on the organisation’s website and social media platforms, she has helped create numerous publications, including co-authoring the Footpath Fix. She has also assisted in conducting several outreach events. Inspired by her favorite environmentalists Schumacher, Pereira and  Vandana Shiva, Nashwa is determined to limit carbon footing on our beautiful planet and motivate other people in the process. Outside of work, her interests lie in playing the violin, illustrating for children’s books, and tutoring children in mathematics using innovative and engaging methods.


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