Mr. Ashish Bhalla is an Urban Designer and Development professional with over 20 years of diversified experience across urban planning, land economics, participatory design and development. His highly awarded work during the rehabilitation efforts post the 2001 Earthquake at Bhuj, Gujarat led him to engage in the mainstream of India’s rapid urbanisation. He has since helped promote highly successful projects and businesses that seek a new paradigm for transformational development in India, and are key drivers for Indian Urbanity. Mr. Bhalla has worked extensively across the United States, Italy, SE Asia and India in both the private and public spheres. He has been on the faculty at various schools of architecture and planning in the country, and brings an integrated understanding of various development, community and business domains. Mr. Ashish Bhalla is a cofounder of the Viridian Group, and currently guides the Development, Venture Capital and Planning initiatives for the Group. The Viridian Group is engaged in diverse activities across Investment and Development related eco systems, and has been widely recognised for its innovation and transformational impact. Mr. Ashish Bhalla holds a Master’s Degree in Urban Design from the University of California, Berkeley, where he was a Regents Fellow, and is an Architect from The School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi.
The Institute significantly draws upon its Founders, Advisory Board and team that come from a diverse network of
academics and practitioners across disciplines and practice domains, and contribute significantly
to Institute’s functions and initiatives to help it articulate its vision.