Program Director – Integrated Development, Planning and Resilience and Interim Director – WRI India Ross Centre, WRI India
Jaya is a Program Director – Integrated Development, Planning and Resilience for WRI India and Interim Director – WRI India Ross Centre, and the focal point for engagement with Kochi. She is based in Bangalore and provides strategic leadership to all Urban Planning initiatives across WRI India, managing relationships with key partners, stakeholders and the global WRI network. Jaya leads the practice’s work on advancing goals for sustainable development in Indian cities to enable and influence knowledge building and on-ground impactful interventions through instruments such as Transit Oriented Development and Structural Reforms.
Jaya earned her undergraduate degree in Architecture from the University of Pune and a Master’s degree in City Planning, from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. She also studied Community Planning with a focus on Environmental Planning from the University of Cincinnati. Jaya serves as Managing Associate Editor for the Journal of Sustainable Urbanization, Planning and Progress by Whioce Publishing, Singapore.