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.

Sophiya Islam

Associate - Urban Development

Sophiya Islam is an Urban Designer – Architect with seven years of professional and teaching experience. She holds an undergraduate degree in Architecture from Aligarh Muslim University and a Master of Planning (Urban Design) degree from CEPT University. Since 2020, she was engaged in teaching studios for the Master of Urban Design programme at CEPT University. Prior to this, she has three years of experience working as an architect on campus design projects with ARCOP Associates in Delhi. She joined ITDP India in February 2022, and is interested in exploring the role of urban design in public policy.

She believes that people make places, and hopes to contribute towards making more liveable and inclusive places for all. Her recent research has been focused on understanding and improving the quality of life in informal settlements in Indian cities.


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