UTTIPEC Delhi Development Authority
Paromita (Romi) Roy is an architect, urban designer currently holding Dual Charge as Dy. Director (Arch.) and Dy. Director (UTTIPEC) at the Delhi Development Authority (DDA), under the Ministry of Urban Development, India. She previously held a Senior Consulting position at the same organization with the Unified Traffic and Transportation Infrastructure (Planning and Engineering) Centre (UTTIPEC), the statutory approval authority under the aegis of DDA in India.
Romi provides advice, support and leadership on Transit Oriented Development (TOD), a policy slated to be adopted into the Masterplan of Delhi 2021 that will change the way Delhi grows, lives, works and plays in the next 50 years. The policy is also slated to be adopted by the Ministry of Urban Development, India, as the guiding document for all upcoming TOD Masterplans and Projects in India. Romi has also led the creation of the significant UTTIPEC Street Design Guidelines for Delhi which has been adopted for the city in 2009 and incorporated into National Road Design Codes subsequently. She has overseen the implementation of several road safety, retrofitting and design projects which have led to reduction of accidents on vulnerable streets. [ http://uttipec.nic.in ]
Romi has over 13 years of experience working with public and private sector organizations in India, US and China, with specialization in TOD and Integrated Urban Design – creating inclusive places with a focus on equity, affordability and quality of life. She has led projects in various parts of Asia, Africa, Europe, Russia, United States and the Middle East, integrating urban planning and design strategies with infrastructure and resource management, sustainable mobility, jobs and housing balance, built-form design and economic viability at various scales, tying in to a multidisciplinary approach to sustainability.