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.

Naveenaa Munuswamy

Senior Associate - Healthy Streets and Compact Cities

Naveenaa joined the ITDP India Programme in 2018 as a Research Associate and is currently working for the Complete Streets programme in Pune. Her work focuses on creating and inspiring walkable, bike-able and safer streets by design.

Prior to joining ITDP, she worked closely with the Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) in implementing the first elevated cycle track in the city and has designed multiple streets in T-Nagar for the ‘Pedestrian Street Project’ under the smart city initiative. She also worked alongside the Puducherry government and Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) in creating the smart city proposal(SCP) for the city which earned it a smart city status.

As part of her work at ITDP, she’s worked with the Commissionerate of Municipal Administration (Government of Tamil Nadu) in providing technical assistance for the TN Mega streets project which deals with creating 2000 Kms of Non-motorized Transport infrastructure in 10 municipalities in the state of Tamil Nadu. She was also involved in creating NMT masters plans for 3 cities from the same state.

An Architect from Chennai, she is extremely passionate about built-heritage and has curated heritage walks as part of conservation measures under the “Houses of Mylapore” project and also mapped these hidden treasures for the ‘Vanishing heritage project’.

Through intense research and study, Naveenaa advocates for various stakeholders in each of the projects she is a part of.


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