Nilesh Prakash Rajadhyaksha

Programme Director - Urban Strategy Unit and Head U20 Technical Secretariat

Nilesh Rajadhyaksha is the Project Coordinator for the ongoing Master Plan for Delhi 2041 project at the National Institute of Urban Affairs. He is an urbanist with more than 15 years of professional experience, working across diverse research and consulting assignments through reputed semi-government, academic and private institutions. His core areas of work are in the domains of urban planning, public private partnerships, municipal reforms and finance, and capacity building. Nilesh has previously worked with IPE Global Limited, IDFC Foundation, the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy and the Collective Research Initiatives Trust. Some of his key professional assignments include development of Liveability Standards for Cities (MoHUA), coordination of national capacity building programmes for MoHUA (RCBH and CBUD) and DEA (National PPP Capacity Building Programme), Property Tax Report for the 13th CFC and monitoring of reform implementation under JnNURM. Nilesh is a trained architect from KRVIA (2001) and has a master’s degree in urban planning from the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi (2007).