Kira Intrator

Consultant at Dalberg

Kira is a Consultant in Dalberg’s Mumbai office. She led the policy and program-based analysis of the Indian healthcare system to guide the Japanese International Cooperation Agency’s (JICA) investment in healthcare, and co-authored two pioneering reports on the state of improved biomass cookstoves for the World Bank. Previously, Kira was the National Expansion Manager for Year Up. Kira holds a Masters in City Planning from M.I.T. and a B.A. from Haverford College. She was awarded MIT’s Urban Planning Public Service Excellence Award (2013), was a Legatum Fellow at MIT’s Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship (2012), and was awarded the T.J Watson Fellowship (2005-2006).
Smart Cities Don't Work If They Don't Work For

Smart Cities Don't Work If They Don't Work For Everyone

The Modi government's ambitious "100 Smart Cities" plan is making urban planning sexy in a country challenged by rapid and chaotic urbanisation. Yet there is no single, universally accepted definition of a "smart city". With massive investment expected to pour in, it is time to understand what will make India's urban centres truly smart. With one in six city dwellers living in a slum, inclusive growth is a critical principle that India cannot ignore.
16/02/2015 8:15 AM IST