Priyanka Jain

Principal, Director of Development

Priyanka focuses on urban planning, local economic development, placemaking, cultural programming, and community engagement. She brings 14+ years of experience working with state and city agencies and community-based organizations to develop and implement tools that better serve low-income neighborhoods and marginalized populations and create transformational impact. She has worked in various global settings, including New York City, New Delhi, Rio de Janeiro, and Istanbul. She is a fellow at Urban Design Forum and was invited to be part of the community engagement working group for the 21 Visions for 2021 initiative, a bold environment agenda for New York City’s next leadership. Priyanka also serves as the Diversity and Inclusion Committee chair at the American Institute of Architects. She is an adjunct faculty member at Pratt Institute, where she teaches transformative design. Priyanka has visited and taught at several institutions, including The New School, Columbia University, Ansal University, and Asian University for Women. She has spoken at the Kyoorius Designyatra, Hindsight Conference, and Reinventing Dharavi conferences. Priyanka wrote about innovative and scalable working solutions for Delhi’s urban poverty for, a Dallant Networks and Ford Foundation project. She holds an MS in urban planning from Columbia University, where she won the Kinne Grant for research, and she holds a BArch from the Sushant School of Art and Architecture.