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Pratiksha Surpuriya

Title: Program Associate
Pratiksha Surpuriya

Pratiksha is an architect-urban planner who joined GDCI in 2022 to support the BIGRS efforts in Asia to transform streets and public areas into more safe and equitable spaces in cities. With a focus on sustainable mobility, she takes a keen interest in working on design-led policies and tools promoting non-motorized transport, public transport, and inclusive planning. 

Prior to joining GDCI, Pratiksha worked with the urban development arm of the Karnataka Government. As a part of her work there, she developed Area Parking Plans for Bangalore that aid the shift towards sustainable transport and built a toolkit for pedestrianization, largely to assist tier-two cities in taking up such initiatives. She has also worked with Godrej Properties Limited, a leading real-estate developer, as an urban planner to design township masterplans for Pune. She brings with her the experience of working on designs, policies, and plans for cities, collaborating with various stakeholders. 

Pratiksha has graduated with the Academic Excellence Award from CEPT University, Ahmedabad, with a Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning, and also holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Pune.