Azra Khan

Project Associate - Cities and Transport


Azra Khan is a Project Associate with the Cities and Transport team at WRI India. She is engaged in advancing and expanding WRI India’s focus on gender responsive public transport in cities and promoting Non-Motorized Transport usage in cities. She coordinates efforts towards promotion of non-motorized transport primarily through the implementation of public bicycle sharing systems and Raahgiri – a streets for all initiative.

She is based in Bhopal and is currently involved with expanding WRI India’s work towards promotion of non-motorized transport through implementation of  public bicycle sharing, helping  Indian cities implement successful city wide PBS systems.  She also works on gender inclusive public transport planning, helping cities implement solutions to realize safe and accessible public transport systems for women. She has also actively engaged with stakeholders and coordinated workshops, campaigns and trainings on gender sensitization.

Prior to joining WRI India, she worked in the construction industry as a Consultant and as Project Associate where she was part of Asia Pacific Network for Global Change (APN) funded project under United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS) on Green Practices for establishment of Sound Material Cycle Society in Asian Cities. She has also been a part of the research project on conservation of heritage temples, collaborated between School of Planning & Architecture, Bhopal, Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University U.K. and funded by World Monument Fund. She was also a Visiting Faculty at School of Planning & Architecture, Bhopal before joining WRI India.

She has over 4 years of work experience in the sectors of urban planning, gender and transport, both as a researcher and a teacher. She's a Civil Engineering graduate and holds a Master's degree in Urban and Regional Planning from School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal.

Outside of work, she enjoys doodling and travelling.

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