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OUR ADVISORS 

Alok Dasgupta

Architect & Urban Designer 

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An Architect and Urban Designer, Alok Dasgupta, has  over 38 years of experience in the development sector particularly in areas like Municipal Affairs including planning and management of urban infrastructure; Planning for City Water Balance & Water Conservation;  Pro-poor area & settlement development including incremental housing and provisioning of WASH services through participatory process; Innovative Information Technology & IEC applications for demand-driven, sustainable solutions and for researching and generating compelling ground-evidence towards improving the lives of people at the Bottom of the Pyramid.  Mr. Dasgupta has worked in Disaster Management including rehabilitation and mitigation efforts at Bhuj, Gujarat, at Nagapattinam, Velankanni etc. in Tamil Nadu after the Tsunami, earthquake resilience planning for Nepal and Indonesia etc.  


Mr. Dasgupta has worked across various organizations including public sector enterprises, multilateral and bilateral organizations and in the NGO sector. He is adept in managing complex, multi-cultural projects at national and international levels having implemented major projects across several states in India as well as projects across different Asian countries. He is familiar with strategic forward-planning; operating within tight financial disciplines and methodically administered projects to deadlines. He is a creative, tactical and an effective team-leader.

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Dr. Emily Nix

Ph.D.  (Built Environment & Public Health)

Dr Emily Nix is a research-practitioner focused on the interactions between housing, health and sustainability in low and middle-income countries. She holds a Ph.D. from University College London and combines expertise and methods from the built environment, engineering and health with participatory and qualitative methods from development studies. She has extensive fieldwork experience in low-income urban settings in the Global South, particularly in Delhi’s informal settlements co-creating and evaluating inclusive housing solutions for health and sustainability with the community and local stakeholders. She has contributed to international consortia and organizations, such as the World Health Organization, on issues of housing, energy and health.

Meet The Team