Ashwathy Anand is a Senior Program Associate with the Urban Water Resilience team. She works at the intersection of water, people and development in cities using her interdisciplinary background as an architect, planner and development practitioner. She was also involved in research on blue-green infrastructure, restoration of waterbodies, waterfront regeneration and innovation in water-waste nexus. Ashwathy has previously worked on design and heritage conservation projects in an architectural firm. She has also worked in a policy think tank in Delhi to research on India’s urban policies such as Smart City Mission and HRIDAY. She holds a Master’s in urban Regeneration from the University of London, UK and a bachelor’s in architecture from the School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal. Ashwathy was part of the Urban Fellowship Program held by Indian Institute for Human Settlements in 2016. Her primary research interests lie in urban regeneration, place-making, urban ecology and environment studies, policy, governance.