Graduate Architect from Sushant school of art and architecture, Gurgaon; Suhani has worked on varied architectural projects from office interior, commercial building and housing projects to spearheading a publication project Celebrating public spaces of India. Her 4 years of work has allowed her to travel to various cities across the country for her projects. Her interest lies in community participatory methods of building and development. She supports ‘Access to Taps and Toilets in Slum communities in NOIDA’ program for CURE. Apart from work she likes to read, explore and learn about cities, places and people.
Asim Khan has a degree in Management of Finance and over ten years of experience. Working as the finance officer, he is accountable for keeping tally of expenses against annual budgets and forecasts, payments, day to day accounting, monthly utilization statements, financial statements and monthly financial reports. He also assists with tax computations and file returns.
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An Architect and City Planner, Jivantika has a keen interest in heritage planning, cultural heritage and water conservation. She tries to focus into the deep defining realm of the fields of architecture and planning and the inherent links that are interlaced through communities. “Any space and its design is empty without the consideration of human experience”, is what her belief is! Being a part of the CURE team in Agra, Jivantika deals in Rain Water Harvesting Design, Community Spaces Design , Heritage Planning and documentation of CURE’s endeavors. She also tries to find time for her first love of painting, writing and photography, and through these, discover our universe on the go..
Rajeev brings with him an experience of more than thirteen years of social work. He holds a masters degree in Sociology and currently engaged with CURE as project coordinator. He specializes in community mobilization and participatory planning.
Trishubh is a Physical Planner with specialization in Urban Planning. She has been working with CURE as Project Coordinator since 2015 on the concept of rainwater harvesting in the underprivileged communities. Her key areas of specialization are transportation, city plans, infrastructure provisions & management. She also likes to paint, read and listen music.
Working as a Project Coordinator for CURE Agra Projects, Lince has eight years experience in the development sector. Trained as a social worker from Nagpur University, he specializes in Maternal & Child Health, Livelihood and Gender Development.
Bhrigu has a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Jamia Millia Islamia University. He has previously worked as Architect, Graphic and Urban Designer in Delhi and Goa. Bhrigu has a strong inclination to pursue works that deal with the production and design of public spaces. His areas of interest are photography, food and football.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi. She has been associated with CURE since 2015. Previously, she has worked as Landscape Architect and Junior Urban Designer on various public participatory slum upgradation and street revitalization projects across Delhi and Pune.
Anand is a bright young planning graduate from IIT Roorkee and specializes in solid waste management techniques. He currently handles the Savda Ghevra Project of CURE, where he is managing various livelihood projects apart from strengthening door to door waste collection system.
Prakhar Nigam has a bachelor’s degree in physical planning from School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi. He currently works on Delhi WaterAid program for CURE and aids with managing field activities across all projects in Delhi.
Ms. Megha has done her Bachelors and Master in Development Communication and Extension from Delhi University and working as a Project Coordinator with Center for Urban and Regional Excellence on a USAID funded project “Pani Aur Swachhta Mein Sajhedari”. She has three years of working experience as a development professional and has been closely associated with various projects on Social Projects. Her strengths lies in networking and Liasioning with government departments.
Jacob holds a bachelors degree in Civil Engineering from SRM University and a masters degree in Infrastructure Systems Planning & Management from BITS Pilani currently engaged with CURE since 2015. He is responsible for engineering work and overseeing construction work under various projects.
An architect planner with his Bachelors in Architecture from NIT Calicut and Masters in Urban Planning from School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi. Vishnu has been working on varied architectural project in his four years of work, with a keen interest in low cost construction techniques and sustainable solutions. He has a keen interesting in travelling and loves food.
Aditya Ajith is an Urban Planner for School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi with special interest in waste management and planning theory. He has previously worked as a Research Associate at SPA, New Delhi under the HUDCO Chair and organized National Seminar on Public Participation in Planning and Seminar on Planning and Development Laws. His research on ‘Planning imperatives for electronic waste management in Delhi’ has been published in Urban India. Currently, he is working in CURE to improve access to water and sanitation services in low-income communities of NOIDA.
A lawyer by profession, Swati has nearly ten years of ÃÂ experience as a practicing lawyer, with law firms including Dua Associates and Tatva Legal, before transitioning to the social development sector in 2014.
She holds the position of Partnership Coordinator in CURE, where she is involved in implementing USAID’s PASS program and alsoÃÂ manages school sanitation programs, apart from sharing her expertise in developing concept notes, proposals, data analysis, assisting in conduct of research studies, and reviewing documentation from a legal perspective.ÃÂ
An Urban Planner from School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi; he has over five years of experience in informal sector planning, information systems, and community resource management in informal settlements. He strongly believes in community participation to better plan and manage urban areas. He has been associated in preparation of slum upgrading plans and DPRs, infrastructure improvements, slum free city plan of Ludhiana, and WASH programs in Delhi. He successfully piloted the Slum Toilet Networking Project for CURE and helped indeveloping mobile applications and other information technology tools as a medium of community participation and data crunching. He is also a member of the Technical Cell of CURE working on different ‘Smart’ innovations in addressing slum issues.
Siddharth Shanker Pandey holds an M.B.A degree in Rural Management from MP University. He is a social development specialist with 13 years of experience, having specialization in Public Private Partnership projects, Corporate Social Responsibility projects, and Urban and Rural Livelihood projects. He is leading on all social mobilization activities and training across all CURE’s projects. In particular, he is managing the Sustainable Livelihoods Development Project in Savda Ghevra including the ‘Ajeevika’ for CURE.
Dr. Renu Khosla is the Director of Centre for Urban and Regional Excellence (CURE). Her core values are designed to include, level-up and connect urban low-income communities. She seeks to unthink and reimagine slum development; nudging a change from top-down to bottom-up and state to people-led development. Her work is aimed at strengthening local government capacity for: participative planning, information visualization and analytics using spatial and social media technologies, localizing and de-engineering solutions and strategies and simplifying institutions. Her work has led to deepening of the policy discourse on urban poor and access to services. Her projects are innovative and have been awarded.