Project Associate, Urban Development and Accessibility
Neha is a Project Associate – Urban Development and Accessibility at EMBARQ India. The focus of her work includes projects that deal with improving pedestrian accessibility, developing high quality walking environments within critical urban areas, and developing master plans and structure-plans for green field development using transit-oriented development. She is based in Mumbai and works on multiple aspects of an accessibility review that include surveys, data collection, mapping exercises, preparing drawings and graphic representation of data, formulation of proposals and preparation of final reports. Neha is currently contributing to the development of pedestrian accessibility for the industrial area of MIDC in Mumbai in the vicinity of a soon-to-be-operational Metro station. She is also involved in the accessibility and transit-oriented designing of a single sector within the master plan of Naya Raipur in Chattisgarh. Neha has participated in interdisciplinary workshops in Russia, France and India. Prior to joining EMBARQ India, she was chosen through an international competitive selection process to participate in the Annual Urban Planning Workshop 2011 at Cergy-Pontoise, Paris, organised by Les Ateliers. The workshop focused on developing a 2050 vision for the business district of Le Defense through concept-driven projects. She was also selected to participate in “City for People”, a city planning process for designing new policies for the city of Irkutsk in Siberia, organised by Les Ateliers. Neha has won the Indian Association of Human Habitat Annual Student Award for her transit-oriented development project for Ariankuppam, Pondicherry. As an architect, Neha has worked with conservationist Vikas Dilawari and was in the design team at Mungekar and Associates where she was involved with designing disaster resistant schools in Mumbai. Neha holds a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the Academy of Architecture, University of Mumbai and a Master’s degree in Urban Design from CEPT University, Ahmedabad. She has also been trained in Earthquake Resistant Architecture at IIT Kanpur and has attended workshops on sustainable practices in CSR at Auroville and Pondicherry.