Rejeet Mathews is Director, Urban Development at WRI India. Her current work is around spatio-economic planning, the integration of land use and transport, city-region master planning, affordable housing, alternative mechanisms to acquire, plan and service land, revision of town and country planning acts, and capacity building. She has provided technical inputs to various committees, reports and policies anchored by city, state and national governments in India.
Prior to WRI, Rejeet worked with the consulting firm Groupe SCE India (now EGIS Geo Plan) and CEPT’s Research and Development Unit (as a GATE Scholar and intern). She has held key responsibilities on projects that range in scale from metropolitan region plans, city master plans, detailed project reports, feasibility studies, urban design, micro level plans and architecture. She has worked largely in India with further on-ground project experience in countries such as Sri Lanka, Pakistan, France and Libya.
Key projects worked on include the Development Plan for Greater Mumbai, the Bangalore Metropolitan Region Revised Structure Plan, the Master Plan for Bhiwadi, Tapookara and Khuskhera Complex; the Revised Master Plan for Bangalore 2015, User Needs Assessment for the Urban Development Authority of Sri Lanka and City Development Plan, Comprehensive Mobility Plan, Heritage Plans and Urban Renewal Plans under JNNURM.
She has a bachelor’s in Architecture from M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bengaluru and a master’s in Urban Design from CEPT University, Ahmedabad.
Rejeet has lived in many Indian cities including Bengaluru, Ahmedabad and Mumbai and currently resides in the National Capital Region (of Delhi) with her husband and son.