Swati Ramanathan

Swati Ramanathan Profile

Swati Ramanathan is co-founder of Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy—a thinker-practitioner “do-tank”—committed to transforming India’s cities and citizenship. She is also Chairperson of Jana Urban Space Foundation, committed to improving urban planning and urban design in India’s cities. She has prepared the National Urban Spatial Planning and Development (NUSPD) 2013 Guidelines, for planning India’s cities, at the behest of the Ministry of Urban Development, and the Planning Commission, Government of India. She holds a BS from India and an MS from Pratt Institute, N.Y., and she frequently publishes and writes.


Articles by Swati Ramanathan


A small portion of Dharavi

November 16, 2018
When does a slum stop being a slum?
India's goal to become slum-free requires us to turn slums into neighbourhoods.
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