Prerna Vijaykumar Mehta

Lead, Urban Development


Prerna is Lead for Urban Development at WRI India. She has 13 years of experience in the fields of research, project management, urban planning, real estate, architecture and academics. Her work lies at intersection of urban planning and sustainable transport. She provides technical inputs in urban development and accessibility projects and helps form and sustain partnerships with government and non-governmental organizations involved in urban development with objective to ensure on-the-ground change. She works on projects of transit-oriented development, land value capture, safe access to mass transit, neighbourhood improvement plans, Raahgiri initiative, developing toolkits, developing detailed project reports, informing policy, informing design approach of large developments for adopting sustainable planning approach, and capacity building.

Prior to WRI India, Prerna worked for government organization, non-governmental organizations and private/corporate organizations. Her portfolio had projects such as Master Plans, Area & Integrated Development Plans, feasibility studies, project formulation and real estate construction projects. Besides, she has been associated with premier institutions like School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi as visiting faculty as well as Guest lecturer and with CEPT Ahmedabad as Industry expert.

Prerna has a Master’s degree in Planning (Housing) from School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi, India; a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Nagpur University, India and a diploma in Principles and Practices of Real Estate from Indian Institute of Real Estate, Pune, India. Besides, she has undertaken several Certificate courses on managing cities.

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