Sindhuja Janakiraman is a Program Associate for the Urban Water Resililience team in the Sustainable Cities and Transport program.. Her work focuses on urban water resilience, inclusive design and planning, and liveable spaces by applying water sensitive urban design strategies. She deals with multi-scalar spatial design by bringing together innovative global and local ground-up knowledge on water management while liaising with multiple stakeholders.
She has done several research and design projects on future-proofing cities through landscape-based infrastructure development with sustainability at its core.Methodologies such as urban metabolism and systems thinking play a huge part in her process.
Prior to joining WRI India, she worked as a landscape architect and urbanist in Rotterdam on various area development and vision plans for cities and regions, that address blue-green challenges. She has also worked as an architect, a conservationist and a participatory planner in India.
Sindhuja has a Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture with an Infrastructure and Environment Design specialization from Delft University of Technology, Netherlands. Before her Master’s, she was part of the Urban Fellowship Program in Indian Institute of Human Settlements and holds a Bachelor’s degree in architecture.