Vineet Diwadkar is an urban planner and designer working with multi-scalar challenges at the intersection of policy, technology, and ecology.
Vineet Diwadkar is Associate Director of Aecom’s Asset Advisory practice in the Northeast region and Principal Researcher with the Terreform Center for Advanced Urban Research. He works with communities and governments, non-profit organizations, and academia to deliver strategic planning and policy, cross-sector infrastructure and development, and strengthen livelihoods through ecological and heritage conservation. Over the past 13 years, he has managed and provided technical assistance for over $100 million in contracts in eleven countries.
At Aecom, Vineet guides award-winning strategic and capital investment planning, and project delivery in housing and land development, climate change adaptation, renewable energy systems optimization, advanced mobility, and smart infrastructure systems and data governance policy. Current projects at Aecom include development of New York City’s Waterfront Code, preparation of the City of Detroit’s Strategic Plan for Technology & Data, and advisement on climate change resiliency with public, intergovernmental, and private sector clients.
Vineet is co-author of “50 Ways to Game a City: Loophole Planning in Contemporary Mumbai,” a forthcoming book of maps, drawings and writing considering the role of the slum in generating Mumbai’s contemporary urban form. He has collaborated with New York City government on the design of a Universal Basic Income pilot study, advised local governments and foundations on conservation planning, and community groups on livelihoods protection.
Prior to joining Aecom, Vineet was a research associate with Harvard University’s Urban South Asia Group, designer and full-time faculty at the National Institute of Design, and designer with the Centre for Development Studies & Activities. His work has been covered by The New York Times, published in the Informal Market Worlds Reader and Revista Materia Arquitectura, and exhibited internationally. Vineet holds Master in Urban Planning and Master in Landscape Architecture degrees from Harvard University, where he received the Paul M. Heffernan Fellowship and Penny White Prize, and Bachelor of Science degree from Georgia Tech.
Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture
Archaeological Survey of India (ASI)
Centre for Development Studies & Activities, Pune (CDSA)
Cleveland Planning & Development Department
Detroit Department of Innovation & Technology (DOIT)
Government of Andhra Pradesh
Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC)
Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Harvard University South Asia Institute
Jain Family Institute (JFI)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad (NID)
New York City Department of Buildings (NYCDOB)
New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT)
New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC)
New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA)
Opsys Landscape Infrastructure Lab
Rahul Mehrotra Architects
Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA)
Terreform Center for Advanced Urban Research
United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT)
Urban Design Research Institute (UDRI)
U.S. Trade & Development Agency (USTDA)
Uttar Pradesh Department of Tourism
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA)
World Bank Group (IBRD)
World Monuments Fund (WMF)