Amit Prothi

Head of India National Strategy, 100 Resilient Cities

Amit Prothi is Head of India National Strategy at 100ResilientCities (100RC), a program of the Rockefeller Foundation. Amit also manages the preparation and implementation of Resilience Strategies in several Asian cities including Seoul, Singapore and Chennai that are supported through 100RC. Amit has practiced in North America, Asia and Africa on projects and studies funded by the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, Rockefeller Foundation, US Government, and numerous municipalities and private sector clients. For nearly 20 years, he has led or worked with multidisciplinary teams on thematic areas that relate directly to urban resilience, including environmental planning, urban policy, land use planning, natural resource management, flood management, disaster risk reduction, housing, and community development. Amit brings a multidisciplinary and integrated approach to urban resilience through his practice on a diverse set of projects including: serving as team leader for an integrated urban flood management project for ADB loan approval in China; preparing GrEEEn City Action Plans for several cities in accordance with the ADB’s urban strategy to promote balanced urban development in Asia; preparing a Sector Note to strengthen urban resilience through risk sensitive land use planning (for the ADB); and contributing to a feasibility study to establish a Special Economic Zone in Mauritania. Amit holds a dual Masters in Regional Planning and Landscape Architecture from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the School of Planning and Architecture in New Delhi. In addition, Amit was a MIT Presidential Fellow and pursued doctoral studies (all but thesis) in urban studies and planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge.