Co- founder and communications head of Centre for Green Mobility(CGM), a not for profit organization based in Ahmedabad. CGM promotes the cause of safe & quality public transport, walking and cycling facilities in cities in India through hands on approach, design intervention and strategic communications & outreach. He has over seven years of working experience. Kumar has worked as a journalist for five years for a leading daily English Newspaper, Times of India. He has extensively covered urban issues, including Bus Rapid Transit System. He has been awarded media fellowship by Centre for Science & Environment for his coverage of BRTS issues. He was also awarded with Unnati media fellowship for developmental journalism.
Later, he worked with Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP), a not for profit organization based in New York. Kumar worked as communications officer for ITDP India and handled Our Cities Ourselves, a month long programme to promote sustainable city concept.
Recently, co-founded CGM with his colleague Anuj Malhotra. At present CGM is working with different municpal government across India which include, Vadoadar Municipal Corporation, Jaipur Development Authority and Bhopal Municipal Corporation.
In Ahmedabad, CGM is working on cycle sharing project. Kumar iuses his understanding and knowledge of mass and social media to promote social and sustainable causes, especially sustainable transportation issues to a larger audience. Kumar is social media strategist, strategic communications professional, event planner and speaks on promotion of WBC (Walk, Bus, Cycle) to make cities more people friendly and sustainable. He writes on social media, urbanmobility, traffic & transporation issues in cities in India.
He is also Global Shaper from Ahmedabad, an initiative of World Economic Forum. He believes in democratizing the road space for all users, especially pedestrians and cyclists. He is an avid walker.
Photo via the Sustainable Cities Collective. India is a young nation. More than half of its 1.2 billion people are under the age of 25, and two-thirds are below 35. According to an estimate, 85 percent of young India is ...