Mission & Philosophy
Center for Green Mobility (CGM) is a non-profit non-Governmental technical advocacy organization, helping cities envision a sustainable and a joyous future that is achieved through great urban design and an efficient and equitable transportation system.
CGM is a multifaceted and experienced team of individuals with core competency in urban planning, transportation and urban design, who provide hands-on support to entities with the sole aim of creating/building liveable cities for all. CGM works with city, state & national level government bodies and concerned stakeholders on sustainable transport projects having a focus on promoting mass transit, bus based public transport, walking and cycling.
Board of Directors
Mrs. Madhu Malhotra
Mrs . Madhu Malhotra completed her M.A. Sociology in 1984 and B.Ed. in 1983 from Barkatullah University, Bhopal. She served as a teacher in the pre-primary section at the Carmel Convent School, Bhopal for 34 years. During her tenure, she was involved in Regular training programs in child psychology and later in the curriculum design including development of learning aids. Since 1993, as a volunteer at the YWCA India Project, she has been undertaking counseling sessions on health, family life education for adolescent girls in the slums of Bhopal.
Vinod Rabadiya is a civil engineer working at Kalathia Engineering & Construction Limited, Ahmedabad. With over 15 years of experience in the field of architecture and construction, his work spans restoration and conservation projects in Gujarat, Low-cost Housing for Earthquake Rehabilitation in Bhuj, DEWATS systems for institutions in Ahmedabad and Gandhidham, institutional buildings in Mundra and Bhuj, community and commercial landscape projects in Bhuj and Gandhidham as well as the restoration of a stepped well and lakefront in Bhuj. For his Sindhu Baug Project , he won the Achidesign Award for Landscape design in 2010.
Arpit Deomurari works on GIS and Biodiversity Informatics at the Foundation for Ecological Security, Anand, Gujarat. Previously, he has worked as a consultant to institutions such as PEACE Institute Charitable Trust, New Delhi, Kutch Nav Nirman Abhiyan, Bhuj and the Centre for Environment and Social Concerns, Ahmedabad. An engineer by initial training, he completed his M.Sc., Ecology & Environment, Indian Institute of Ecology and Environment, New Delhi. He won the Carl Zeiss Wildlife Conservation Award in 2012 and was the Scratchpad Ambassador for India 2013- Scratchpads 2.0: a virtual research environment infrastructure for biodiversity data. He developed a comprehensive web portal on Indian Birds and mammals (http://www.indianbiodiversity.org/) covering over 2000 species from the Indian region. In 2012, he presented his work at the IUCN World Conservation Congress, Jeju, South Korea. He has given talks at several Conferences on Biodiversity across Indian cities.
Anuj Malhotra completed his B.Arch from MANIT, Bhopal in 1998 and graduated from CEPT University, Ahmedabad in 2002 with a Masters degree in Landscape Architecture. He founded Centre for Green Mobility in 2012 after getting 10 years of work experience in the realm of transport and urbanism. His previous positions include being the Director of Transport Programs at Institute for Transportation & Development Policy, the NMT Specialist Consultant to CEPT, Ahmedabad for BRTS project, Design Director at GoodEarth Consultants, Ahmedabad, Head of Design Studio, Hunnar Shaala, Bhuj. As a non-motorized transport expert, his key areas of specialization are designing public bicycle sharing systems, design and planning of road intersections, strategizing for transit oriented development, drafting street design guidelines, design of BRTS corridors, network planning for cycle infrastructure.
Akshay Kaul specializes in the field of ecological planning and landscape architecture and possesses more than 23 years of work experience in India and USA. He has worked on projects of various scales like townships, river front development, university campus, resorts, housing, infrastructure projects, residential projects including small scale projects like terrace gardens or public art projects. Akshay received his Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from College of Environmental Science and Forestry, State University of New York, Syracuse, USA in 1992 and worked with the world renowned office of Peter Walker William Johnson and Partners before returning to India in 1994.
Shree Naik graduated in Bachelor of architecture in 1999 from SPSMBHs college of architecture Kolhapur as the topper for his undergraduate thesis project. Having completed his post graduation in landscape architecture from SPA, Delhi under the guidance of the illustrious Late Prof. Mohd. Shaheer, Shree has imbibed a wide and rich repertoire of qualitative landscape design legacy. He has worked on numerous large-scale projects in India and elsewhere with Design Cell and Unitech. Working on landscapes with a deep instinctive ‘graphic’ attitude, he specializes in promptly sketching original design concepts and implementable iterations of ideas.
Rohit Nimje graduated from SPA, Bhopal in 2014 from the Urban Design program after completing his Bachelor of Architecture from BDCOA, Sewagram in 2012. Before joining Centre for Green Mobility, he worked at HCP Design, Planning and Management Pvt. Ltd. on several riverfront redevelopment projects in Gujarat.
Akshan Bhide graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture degree from MITS, Gwalior in 2010 and has since been working with the Centre for Green Mobility. Along with the Transit Oriented Development Project, NMV infrastructure planning and bicycle sharing projects in Dwarka, he has worked on the public bicycle sharing projects in NDMC and SDMC areas of Delhi.
Awards & Recognition
Volvo Sustainable Mobility Award 2015
ConnectKARO Active Public Transport Award 2015
UT Administration of Daman and Diu, PWD of Diu and Centre for Green Mobility got recognized for the contribution to bicycle infrastructure (planning, design and execution) in Union Territory of Diu. The award was given out by Mr Sudhir Krishna, Retd. Secy. Ministry of Urban Development and actor Mr Milind Soman. More about the Diu Project here.
Volvo Sustainable Mobility Award 2014
Centre for Green Mobility won the 2014 Volvo Sustainable Mobility Award for their work in Bicycle Network Planning in Diu. The award was given out by the august Mr. Harald Sandberg, the Ambassador of Sweden to India and Mr Akash Passey, Sr Vice President of Volvo Buses. More about the Diu Project here.
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