Transportation is the fulcrum that can transform the entire world economy, by enabling access to social and economic opportunities.
Sonal is a multi-sectoral professional driven by the goal of catalyzing sustainable, equitable transportation and cities. She has over 15 years experience in sustainable transportation, gender equality and social inclusion, station accessibility planning, neighbourhood and street design, public spaces and land-use transport integration.
Sonal is responsible for introducing gender responsive guidelines in India's URDPFI guidelines - a first for the country. She was a key contributor to the urban street design guidelines for the Indian Roads Congress.
Sonal has worked with reputable organizations like the World Resources Institute, Indian Institute for Human Settlements and led urban planning and inclusive mobility at the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) India Program. This experience is built on a graduate education in urban planning from Columbia University, New York.
Sonal was featured in the Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative's network of "Remarkable Women in Transport 2020" to recognize women change makers in the sector, part of the UN India-Women's Entrepreneurship Program 2020 and the HiEERA program by UNCTAD and the Empretec Foundation.
Our team includes urban planning, urban design, sustainable transportation researchers and practitioners with interdisciplinary expertise in gender equity and development studies.