Monika Jain MRTPI is a Team Leader Local Plans at Greater London Authority (secondment) and a Principal City Planner at Transport for London. Her work focuses on London Plan policy formation and evaluation of Local Plan policies to create a healthy, equitable, and sustainable built environment in London.
Previously, as a Senior Lead Urban Designer at New York City Department of City Planning (2007-12 & 2016-19), she led large-scale multidisciplinary projects on green infrastructure, public space design, climate resilience, and waterfront revitalization that were ratified into law and won several national (USA) and international awards. As an Assistant Professor at Centre for Urban Science & Engineering (C-USE) at IIT Bombay, Mumbai (2012-15), she won the IBM faculty award and contributed toward £600K funding proposals from industry and government.
She obtained her B. Arch. (Hons.) degree from IIT Kharagpur (2002) and a M.S. degree in Planning from University of Southern California (2005).