Chaitanya is a research analyst in the Cities and Transport department. She is currently working on the Station Access and Mobility Program (STAMP), which addresses last-mile connectivity to metro stations in Bangalore. Her work involves research, outreach, and coordination for the day-to-day operations of the program through its implementation.
Prior to joining WRI, Chaitanya worked with the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) as part of their Sustainable Cities team. Her work focused on enabling local governments to adopt more sustainable planning and governance practices, and she co-authored a handbook on getting started with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in cities. Through her research, Chaitanya engages with planning, policy and governance issues in Indian cities, which are her key area of interest. Previously, she has also worked as an architect in Bangalore.
Chaitanya holds a Master’s degree in Urban Policy and Governance from Sciences Po, Paris, and a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT), Nagpur.
In her free time, Chaitanya enjoys exploring cities, to better appreciate their architecture and governance, savor their cultures and cuisines, and understand their peoples and histories. She also enjoys reading, and writing long-winded musings, on any subject that catches her interest.
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