Akhila Suri is a Manager in the Sustainable Cities and Transport program at WRI India and is based in Mumbai. She works closely with cities in South East Asian contexts, under the Bloomberg Philanthropies Initiative for Global Road Safety. Her efforts are focused on designing safer streets and cities for all, through programs such as the Mumbai Street Lab.

At WRI India, Akhila has previously worked on Transit-Oriented Development and Neighbourhood Improvement projects. She has also worked as an urban designer with a private firm, developing masterplans and streetscapes for large-scale developments.

Akhila holds a bachelor’s in Architecture from Rachana Sansad Academy of Architecture, Mumbai and a master’s in Urban Design from CEPT University, Ahmedabad. Her undergraduate thesis was nominated for the Charles Correa Gold Medal and the Minal Panchal Thesis Award. In the past, she has also actively been engaged with academics through teaching at her alma mater.

Akhila is an ardent city enthusiast and likes to read and draw in her free time.