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Shreya Gadepalli

Title: South Asia Program Lead, ITDP
NACTO Title: Speaker, Designing Cities Conference
Shreya Gadepalli

Shreya Gadepalli is one of the foremost urban mobility experts in India. She leads the Urban Works Institute—an Indian think-n-do tank that enriches the lives of people by helping cities create safe and engaging public spaces and develop green and inclusive mobility solutions.

Ms. Gadepalli is the Founder Emeritus of the India Programme of the Institute for Transportation & Development Policy (ITDP) which she launched in the late 90s and built into an immensely impactful program over the ensuing two decades. In this role, she guided dozens of cities to design and implement high-quality public transport systems and inclusive streets, as well as regulate motor vehicle use.

For a green recovery from COVID-19, Ms. Gadepalli assisted the Smart Cities Mission of the Indian Government to conceptualize and launch three transformative national programs—India Cycles4Change, Streets4People, and Transport4All—to reimagine mobility in over a hundred cities across India.

Ms. Gadepalli’s work is a shining example of India’s National Urban Transport Policy in action—Moving People, Not Cars.