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.

Vishnu Mohanakumar

Senior Research Associate-Transport Planning

Vishnu is a Senior Research Associate at the ITDP India Programme. His work involves helping Central, State and City government authorities in India on  matters of urban mobility planning, primarily focusing on improving public transport systems. He also works on public finance, particularly on understanding the government approach behind current budgetary allocations on urban development and mobility. And is also deeply concerned about the need to integrate emerging trends in mobility—such as electrification and automation—with the ground realities in Indian cities. It was during his Integrated Masters’ degree, in Development Studies from IIT-Madras, that his interest in urban planning piqued. After graduating, he worked at the Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) in Bengaluru, where his work focused on urban infrastructure and environmental services, governance of urban and metropolitan regions, and urban informatics.  He loves reading, football, travelling, and teaching. Vishnu believes that the perspectives gained by engaging with diverse sets of learners can’t be learned elsewhere.


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