Our point of intervention is at the interface of the symbiotic relationship
between Nagrika and Nagar
We approach local development from a multi-disciplinary lens, encompassing multiple stakeholders. At the Nagrika (citizen) level we create knowledge products to reduce information asymmetries. At the Nagar (city) level we work with national, state and city-level institutions for decision aiding and to build local capacity to shape cities.
Nagrika is every citizen in the city irrespective of his/her role as a mayor, councillor, teacher, student or any other citizen. Nagar is the city and its institutions including its local government, citizen groups, voluntary organizations and others. We identify the two-way relationship between Nagrika and their Nagars using a blend of local and global knowledge, to develop pragmatic and feasible solutions for shaping small cities.
Tarun Sharma brings ten years of experience in the domain of policy research and advisory. He led the urban division at Ecorys, a research advisory firm and has previously worked with Deloitte, Indicus (now Nielsen-Indicus) and McKinsey. He has managed and implemented various government and donor-funded projects on issues related to urban renewal, housing, livelihoods, mobility and land titling. He has also worked with the Ministry of Urban Development and the Ministry of Housing on their flagship projects. He has been responsible for strategic business development activities as well as research, knowledge management, review and drafting of policies relating to urban local development. He is passionate about urban institutions and cultures. He holds a Masters in Public Policy from National University of Singapore and Bachelor in Economics from Delhi University. He grew up in Rishikesh, a small town in Uttarakhand.
Yutika brings several years of valuable experience in policy research, management, and development. She has worked with multilateral agencies including The World Bank, The United Nations, and ERIA. At the World Bank, she works with the Social Protection and Governance teams on projects related to delivery of social protection and skilling programs, public administration, center of government reforms, and public sector pay reform across Asia. She is passionate about issues related to poverty and migration. She has a Masters in Public Policy and in International affairs from National University and Columbia University respectively with a focus on Urban and Social Policy. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from University of California, Berkeley with a Bachelor in International Political Economy and Global Poverty and Practice. She grew up in Panchgani, a small town in Maharashtra.
Garima Ahuja (Summer 2016) has a Masters from Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics. She has Bachelor's in Economics (H) from Delhi University.
@Nagrika: Migration in Small Cities; Declining Cities
Manishankar Madishetty (Jan - May 2016) recently completed his Masters in Urban Development and Management from TERI University. He has a B.Tech. in planning from the School of Planning and Architecture, Hyderabad.
@Nagrika: Public Transport Systems
Nisha Koppa (Summer 2016) is a student of Economics at Shiv Nadar University.
@Nagrika: Economic and social institutions in urban villages; Community engagement in Cities
Prathmesh Jaiprakash Gupta (Summer 2017) is a master's student in Sustainable Systems from University of Michigan, USA. He has a B.Engg Mechanical from Mumbai University.
@Nagrika: Sustainable Development in small and mid-sized cities
Sakshi Hallan (Summer 2016) is a student of Economics at Delhi University.
@Nagrika: India's higher education policy; Benchmarking of ULB level information disclosures across state.
Shikha Matas (Summer 2016) is a Masters student at Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics. She has Bachelor's in Economics (H) from Delhi University.
@Nagrika: Typology of economic indicators of cities; Urban Development programs in India; City Classification in India
Shiva Kumar Gurijala (Jan - May 2016) recently completed his Masters in Urban Development and Management from TERI University. He has a B.Tech. in planning from the School of Planning and Architecture, Hyderabad.
@Nagrika: Road Safety investment patterns
Shreya Ramann (Aug - Dec 2016) has a B.A. LLB. student at National Law University, Delhi.
@Nagrika: Legal aspects of Urban Municipal Structures; Rental Housing Policies;
Sireesha Vinnakota (Summer 2016) completed her Masters in Economics from University of Warwick. She has Bachelor's in Economics (H) from Delhi University.
@Nagrika: Demand based management of urban services