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Swati Ramanathan
Swati Ramanathan
Co-Founder, Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy

Bangalore, India

Swati Ramanathan is co-founder, Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy, a non-profit committed to transforming quality of life in urban India. She is also Chairperson of Jana Urban Space Foundation, a non-profit focused on improving the quality of spatial planning, policies and design in India's cities and towns. Swati works closely with governments across levels on urban planning and governance in a pro-bono capacity and also does extensive work on crowdsourcing and citizen participation in India's cities, with a focus on technology. She has authored several books on urban planning and design and writes regularly in national media on urban governance and planning issues.