Roshan Toshniwal

Senior Associate - Research and Practice


Roshan Toshniwal is a Senior Associate - Research and Practice at WRI India Sustainable Cities. He is based in Mumbai and is currently working on developing and documenting policy research on Intermediate Public Transport systems and entrepreneurial ventures in this sector. He recently, finished a study to assess the impact of fare reform on the auto rickshaw sector in Chennai. He is passionate about research on road safety and sustainable urban transport systems and has published articles on the subject in magazines and periodicals.

Roshan has briefly worked on strategizing affordable housing in Ahmedabad and had worked on improving road safety and pedestrian infrastructure through public participation in Chennai. Prior to joining WRI India, he has worked as a researcher on urban transport, road safety and Heritage related issues in Transparent Chennai which is a project on improving urban governance and is housed under the Institute for Financial Management and Research, Chennai. He has written extensively on public transport in Chennai and had been a resource person for the subject in a conference in National University of Advanced, Legal Studies in Kochi. He was also teaching in a leading architecture school in Chennai.

Roshan has a Masters in Planning (M.Plan-URP) degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the faculty of Planning and Public Policy, CEPT University, Ahmedabad and a Bachelor’s degree (B.Arch) in Architecture from Anna University, Chennai. He has a keen interest in history and heritage of cities and loves photographing the old precincts. He also loves talking and reading about exploratory research on history and transport.