Areas of interest: Urban Heritage Management, Habitat Management
Manvita Baradi has more than 20 years of experience as technical director for developing and administering programs for the local government management, capacity building for municipal staff in city planning, policy development, heritage management, citizen engagement, municipal performance measurement and international development. She is Founder Director of Urban Management Centre – an organization working towards professionalizing urban management in India and in South Asia. She worked with Washington DC based local government association– International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and has served as a Director for the ICMA’s South Asia programs. In India, she was involved in conceptualizing and operationalizing local government associations (in 13 states of India) known as state City Managers’ Associations(CMA). She has served as expert consultant to USAID (United Agency for International Development), World Bank; and has been a visiting faculty at CEPT University since 1992.