Radha Chanchani is a Senior Manager with the Ross Center for Sustainable Cities and Transport program at WRI India. At the institute, she manages research and technical assistance projects, planning and policy advisory on a range of urban issues, primarily in our deep engagement city, Bengaluru.

She holds over 16 years of domain experience. Her recent work focuses on land use-transport integration and transit-oriented development, land value capture financing, resource-efficiency, blue-green infrastructure and climate resilience. Radha also supports institutional efforts on knowledge creation and capacity building, advancing WRI’s priorities on gender and social equity as well as commitment to monitoring, evaluation and learning from our work in India.

Radha brings action research and project experience in urban planning-design and allied sectors, with engagement at different scales and different actors and stakeholders. Prior to joining WRI, she has held staff positions at the Center for Infrastructure, Sustainable Transport and Urban Planning (CiSTUP), set up by the Government of Karnataka within the Indian Institute of Science, and at Alchemy Urban Systems, a private urban planning and management firm, in Bengaluru. She has consulted on studies pertaining to intermediate and informal public transport in Indian cities and has volunteered with citizen advocacy groups on mobility and environmental issues.

Radha holds a Bachelor’s in Architecture from the Institute of Environmental Design, Gujarat and a Master’s in Urban Design from the School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi.