Panel Member:
Urban Dalogues 2023

Yogita Lokhande

Yogita Lokhande is an Architect and Urban Planner with over 20 years of professional experience in the urban sector. Presently, she is a Technical Advisor at GIZ as part of the Sustainable Urban Development in Smart Cities project which works with the Central Government and select State and City Governments in India.

Her work has covered various aspects of the urban sector, particularly governance, finance, planning, housing, and infrastructure with a focus on policy, programme and implementation support. During her engagement with NIUA, she had the opportunity of working very closely on national flagship missions like JNNURM, AMRUT and the Smart Cities Mission. Engagement with various stakeholders from the national ministry, local governments and beneficiaries has provided her an understanding of an array of challenges arising out of on-ground requirements, policy expectations and implementation processes.