Jagan Shah

Jagan Shah is Senior Fellow at Artha Global, a think-do-tank based in Mumbai, and Senior Advisor (Capacity Building) at the World Bank, New Delhi. His leadership roles include Senior Infrastructure Adviser in UK’s Department for International Development (2019-21), Director of India’s National Institute of Urban Affairs (2013-19), Director of Sushant School of Art & Architecture (2011-12) and Chief Executive of Urban Space Consultants (2007-10). Shah co-created India’s Smart Cities Mission; the ‘Infrastructure for Resilient Island States’ (IRIS) Facility at the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure; the Master Plan for Delhi 2041, for which he drafted new policies for land pooling and transit-oriented development; and the ‘City Investments to Innovate, Integrate and Sustain’ (CITIIS) programme funded by the French Agency for Development (AfD). Shah studied in New Delhi, Cincinnati and New York and was Visiting Faculty at the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi (1998-2006). He is a Trustee of Clean Air Asia, an international NGO based in Manila