Himadri is EMBARQ India's Program Manager – Urban Development and Accessibility, based in Bangalore. He works to make technical and managerial inputs in Urban Development and Accessibility projects, and engages with the transport and GHG teams to coordinate components within project towards comprehensive outputs.
Prior to EMBARQ, Himadri worked for organizations that advised and consulted with planning institutions in various part of India, as well as in Libya, Africa. Himadri brings more than 12 years of experience in conceptualizing and implementing planning, urban design and architecture projects. Himadri has been actively involved in research and academics through teaching in universities in India. His research interest has led him recently to pursue an advanced Masters degree in Human Settlements as a second master’s degree in Belgium.
Himadri has a B.Arch (Architecture) degree and an M.Arch (Urban Design) from India and an advanced Masters in Human Settlements from Katholieke University of Leuven, Belgium.
Himadri has been an avid urban bicyclist since early days in New Delhi, and continues to enjoy the pleasures of riding a bicycle in the city of Bangalore. His other passions include travelling, reading, photography as well as meeting and interacting with people.
India’s constitution guarantees every citizen a fundamental right to move freely throughout the country. Today, this right is violated in most cities, as pedestrian infrastructure has taken a backseat in the planning of Indian cities. Traditional Indian cities with compact ...