Nikita is an Environmental Planner from the prestigious School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi. With 7+ years of experience, her areas of expertise include water-sensitive urban planning with special focus on river management & revival of water bodies. Other areas of her experience include preparation of environment improvement plans, climate change adaptation, planning for urban greens, environment planning, and detailed formulation of plans, policies, schemes and projects.
At NIUA, she is associated with ‘Addressing the Urban Drivers of River Health in the Ganga River Basin’, led by the National Mission for Clean Ganga. Within this project, she primarily focusses on the component for mainstreaming river management into the long-term city planning process. She has also been associated with the water and environment sector for the development of Master Plan for Delhi-2041. Apart from these, she is engaged with the preparation of a unique index for rapid assessment of the health of urban water bodies, a task in association with UNESCO, New Delhi.
Prior to joining NIUA as a Research Associate, Nikita was working with the Landscape & Environmental Planning Department at the Delhi Development Authority, where she was engaged with the preparation of a revitalization plan for Yamuna floodplains, up-gradation of biodiversity parks in Delhi, revival of water bodies and planning strategies for management of urban greens. She also has an experience in Corporate Social Responsibility. She has a master’s degree in environmental planning and a Bachelors in Physical Planning from SPA, Delhi. When away from work, she follows her passion for baking and art.