Post-pandemic: putting our best foot forward for resilience and regeneration
Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP)
Senior Programme Manager
Aswathy Dilip is a Senior Programme Manager at ITDP India Programme leading the Complete Streets strategy, Policy, and project work. She works with the National, State, and City governments; providing them technical assistance on sustainable, equitable, and inclusive urban mobility and development.
Her current most exciting work includes championing a walking and cycling revolution in the country through the India streets for People Challenge and Cycles4Change Challenge respectively in partnership with the Smart Cities Mission of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. Aswathy is also working with governments of Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra to transform 1000s of km of congested roads into vibrant streets for people. Her work on streets in Chennai – the Chennai Streets for People programme – won the Ashden Awards 2020 under the Sustainable Mobility Category.
She is actively involved in training and capacity development of city officials, engineers and town planners. With a keen interest in citizen engagement, Aswathy has organized tactical urbanism interventions around schools, Car-Free Sundays, Intersection design testing, as well as street and public space exhibitions.
Aswathy believes in the simple joys of life. Ordinary yet uncommon sights-such as children playing carelessly, elderly chi-chatting joyfully, and women travelling confidently-in public spaces of our cities make her smile. Through her professional endeavour, she strives to create more such settings to allow many more such heartening experiences.