Ashali is a Senior Urban Planner leading the Future Cities programme at Transitions Research. Her work focuses on generating anticipatory knowledge and implementing urban experiments that reimagine the trajectory of growth for mid-sized cities in India. In the past, she has pursued her interest in the intersectionality of climate change, women’s access to urban spaces and informal livelihoods through her work in cities in India and Bangladesh. She also has experience in data driven climate action, participatory planning, greenfield site planning and affordable housing.
She has a Master’s degree in City and Regional Planning from the School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor’s degree in Geography from Middlebury College.