Rejeet Mathews is the Head of Urban Development at WRI India Ross Center for Sustainable Cities. Her current work revolves around the integration of land use and transport, sector design, alternative mechanisms to acquire, plan and service land, city master plans, strategic spatial plans, capacity building trainings, revision of town and country planning acts, and understanding the trend, nature and impact of urbanization in India. She has provided technical assistance to agencies in Bangalore, Mumbai, Naya Raipur, Hubli Dharwad and Ahmedabad and is currently assisting the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. She has provided technical inputs to various reports, guidelines and policies anchored by city, state and national governments in India.
Rejeet has, prior to WRI, 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 the Indian sub-continent (including Sri Lanka and Pakistan) with further project related experience in countries such as France and Libya. She has a comprehensive knowledge of cross-cutting scales while being cognizant of the various processes employed to achieve well-grounded results. 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 UDA of Sri Lanka and Comprehensive Mobility Plan, Heritage Plans and Urban Renewal Plans for Panaji, Goa.
Rejeet has a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore and a Master’s degree in Urban Design from CEPT University, Ahmedabad.