Ranjan is the Transport Research Assistant for the Health and Road Safety team within the WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities Program. He is currently assisting in the research, data collection, analysis and visualization for the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety, a program which aims to address the road safety concerns of cities in the developing world.
Ranjan graduated with a Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Virginia Tech, Blacksburg with a specialization in Transportation Planning. During his Masters he has worked on several projects ranging from Planning of Bus Rapid Transit Systems in India to planning of bicycle and pedestrian facilities and infrastructure in Blacksburg. Along with various reports on active transportation and sustainable mass transit systems, he had completed his Master’s thesis on quantitatively establishing the importance of on-time road and bridge maintenance and how it affects the common population and transportation agencies.
Earlier, he had completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from School of Planning and Architecture in New Delhi, India. He also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts. He has previously worked at several urban planning and architecture firms in New Delhi and Kolkata.
During his free time he enjoys hiking and experimental photography. He also likes to collect stamps, coins and learn new languages. He also likes to visit art galleries and exhibitions in order to inspect newer trends in visual and graphic arts.