Arora (Anand)
Researcher (Smaller Project)
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Dr. Anvita Arora is an Architect and Transport Planner and completed her PhD thesis on Socio‐Economic Impact Assessment (SEIA) methodology for Urban Transport Projects: Impact of Delhi Metro on the Urban Poor, from the Civil Engineering Department of the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi in 2007.
Currently, she is the Director and CEO of Innovative Transport Solutions (iTrans), an incubate company of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi. She is also the India Representative of Interface for Cycling Expertise, I‐CE, Netherlands. She is the President of the Global Feet and Fiets Foundation, Netherlands and Director of the Institute for Democracy and Sustainability (IDS), Delhi. She also teaches Transport Planning in the Urban Design Department in the School of Planning and Architecture (SPA), Delhi.
She was associated with Transportation Research and Injury Prevention Program (TRIPP), IIT, Delhi, a VREF Centre of Excellence, for nearly 12 years and has been involved in projects pertaining to the inclusion of the vulnerable road users and the urban poor in transport planning. She has been involved in Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) projects since 2001, and has focused on understanding the needs of the different user groups in the system. She is a certified trainer in non‐motorized inclusive planning and has ongoing projects to integrate BRT and NMT systems in large cities.

Project title: Manual for Social Impact Assessment (SIA) of FUT Projects

Host organisation: Transportation Research and Injury Prevention Program (TRIPP), Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Hauz Khas, New Delhi, India 

Research Organization: CoE New Delhi, India
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