Madhurima W.

Team Leader and Sustainable Urban Development Specialist

Doctoral DegreeTERI university



Urban development and planning specialist with strong leadership, management, research based consulting & advisory, and creative thinking capacities. She is a commonwealth scholar with academic and research qualifications from diverse institutions including U.C.London, C.E.P.T and TERI University. Over 18 years of consulting, leadership, research, and knowledge sharing experience. Her key experience includes current role as Team Leader: World Bank-Cities Alliance TA for historic cities revitalisation involving around 60 cities across India focusing on strategic planning, partnerships, heritage management project, sustainable livelihoods, and socio-economic development. Earlier roles include: sector expert for URDPFI guidelines, capacity building and technical inputs to Jaipur Development Authority, inputs to diverse london projects, sustainability assessment of MUIP project; Mumbai, Team Leader Shell R&D campus at Bangalore, 3 years of continuous leadership, urban planning and capacity building inputs for GPCPSIR Dev. Authority at Bharuch and its Development Authority at Gandhinagar, project management as well as technical expertise to various S.I.Rs in Gujarat, Assam plastic park DPR, various Biotechnology parks, and petrochemical regions across India. Feasibility and due deligency studies, assessment of Govt. schemes amongst other. Madhurima has also taught architecture and urban design courses at MIT at Manipal, Udupi and Amity University at Noida. Earlier, she has worked as Assistant Architect for the award winning design of Maharashtra State Medical University at Nasik. She was also the Principal Architect at her own firm during 2002 and 2005. Her ongoing research is in the broad area of inclusive development in context of the growing Indian cities.


  • urban planning
  • tertiary education
  • development
  • architecture / design
  • project support
  • world bank group
  • india
  • Sectors
  • Funders
  • Countries

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