Devangi Ramakrishnan

Research Affiliates

Architect-urban designer Devangi Ramakrishnan’s work focuses on the realization of inclusive and equitable cities through multidisciplinary, place-based, participatory, community-driven, action research, planning, and design.  A graduate from Leuven in Human Settlements, and the University of Mumbai, her professional experience includes design and construction management of urban riverfronts, parks, streetscapes, and community engagement projects in Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Chennai, and Pondicherry . She is a trustee of the Urban Design Collective (UDC), a platform for architects, urban designers and planners to create livable cities through participatory planning. Currently she manages UDC’s strategic initiatives in Pondicherry, providing project-based consultancy to several local, community organizations, and city and state-level government departments. In 2005, Devangi joined Global Studio Istanbul as a student, returning as a Project Associate to Global Studio Bhopal in 2012. She assisted in the 2013-15 CSUD-Global Studio People Building Better Cities: Participation and Inclusive Urbanization traveling exhibition, anchoring PBBC’s India program, and is contributing to the CSUD project, Accelerating the SDGs.