Name: Srikanth Shastry
Designation: Principal Associate - Urban Transport
Srikanth is a Principal Associate - Urban Transport at WRI India Sustainable Cities. He is currently leading WRI India's signature initiative, TRAC City, in India. Through his work he helps cities identify climate mitigation opportunities and promote low carbon development. Previously, he was working as a transport planner with WRI India Sustainable Cities, where he co-led the Bus Karo Plus programme, peer-to-peer network of public transport operators in India and was involved in providing technical assistance and capacity building to public transport operators.
Prior to WRI India, Srikanth was employed as a researcher at the Indian Institute of Science, where he developed a web based multi-modal trip planner for Bangalore city. Before that he interned at the International Institute of Geo-sciences and Earth Observation (ITC), Netherlands where he developed a methodology to spatially evaluate transit oriented development and used the case of Ahmedabad city to support the methodology. He has also worked for a few years as a programmer.
Srikanth has a Bachelors’ degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rashtreeya Vidhyalaya college of Engineering, Bangalore and a Masters’ degree in Civil engineering and Management (Transportation) from the University of Twente, The Netherlands.