Research Associate-Urban Planning and Design
Vaishali started working as a Research Associate for ITDP India Programme in 2018. Since joining ITDP, Vaishali has assisted in various urban development projects focusing on review of master plan and zonal plans, Transit-Oriented Development, Complete Streets and assessment of accessibility to public transport in various Indian cities. She holds a Master’s in urban planning from the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi and an undergraduate and Master’s degree in Geography from the Delhi University. Vaishali aspires to combine her expertise in both schools to help cities develop into sustainable future habitats. As part of Master’s thesis, she was involved in urban sprawl mapping and its cost-benefit analysis. Being a long-time public transport user, Vaishali is well-aware of the issues that plague the transport sector and advocates the need to strengthen public transport and walking-cycling facilities. Away from work, she is an avid techno-geek who likes to explore new technology and software to bring in new dimensions to her work. When she is not working, she likes reading novels, watching movies, and playing strategic games.