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sumeet agarwal
Head - Consulting (Ex - Delhi Devt. Authority DDA Assistant Director) , International non-profit/Ex-Govt. agency
Delhi/NCR, India
Senior Director, SEEDS (Ex-DDA ((Delhi Development Authority)) Assistant Director) , Sustainable Environment and Ecological Development Society (SEEDS), , Patanka Constructions
Delhi/NCR, Delhi
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Area of Expertise:
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy
  • Communications, IT, Media, Knowledge Management, Editor
  • Director, CEO, COP, President
  • Disaster, Aid, Emergencies, Relief
  • Environment, Climate, Energy, Water, Sanitation
Professional Experience:
Growth Path:
Sep’07-Sep’09 Dy. Coordinator (SEEDS)
Sep’09-Dec’14 Sr. Manager (SEEDS Technical Services)
Dec’14-Present Head, Consulting

•Front led the preparation of a ward development plan for ward no.32 in Agra
•Led project on integrating the urban poor in Delhi; plans for housing the urban poor were made under the project and presented to Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB)
•Designed & supervised construction of low cost house in Gorakhpur; the project won UNFCCC Award
oGreen building compendium for Bihar for UNDP
oDeveloped Housing Options for people affected by cyclone Phailin in Orissa as part of a World Bank Project
•Supervised the project for seismic retrofitting of schools in the three states of Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Assam; this project was supported by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
•Imparted hands on training to Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Engineers on Seismic Retrofitting Techniques and designed retrofitting schemes for 3 schools in Gujarat
•Administered the construction of two school buildings in Kashmir and ten school buildings in Uttarakhand
•Developed social vulnerability assessment tool for coastal communities affected by climate change
•Conducted the study of climate change impacts on various parts of India and organized workshops of government officials, academicians and NGOs to evolve mitigation and adaptation options
•Conducted evaluation of GOI-UNDP DRM project implemented in 17 states of India as part of the evaluation team.
•Executed the assessment of implementation of objectives of Hyogo Framework for action through a project named “Views from the Frontline”
•Formulated Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for Uttar Pradesh Academy of Administration and Management (UPAAM); the SOPs were to be used by Revenue Department Uttar Pradesh during various stages of a disaster

Jan’94-Sep’07 with Delhi Development Authority (DDA), Delhi as Assistant Director (Planning)

• Led a team responsible for planning, sector design and pocket design of Dwarka Sub City in Delhi.
• Acted as Group Leader for planning of Central Delhi according to provisions of master plan and zonal plans while ensuring conservation of heritage
• Administered and guided the team in preparation of sector plans, pocket plans, possession plans and preparation of reports and so on
• Merit of representing the organisation in Ministry of Urban Development, Delhi Urban Art Commission, Heritage Conservation Committee, Central Vista Committee and other government department for discussion related to land use policies, norms, development regulations and so on
• Steered efforts in proving technical input for legal cases and coordinated with panel lawyer, prepared para wise comments for court cases and appeared in the honorable court as and when required
• Interfaced & coordinated with engineers on infrastructure issues related to Dwarka Sub City and contributed
Bachelor of Architecture from Visvesveraya Regional College of Engineering, Nagpur in 1990
•Master of Urban Planning from School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi in 1992
•Certificate in Vastu Shastra from Institute of Mystique Sciences in 2004
•Certificate in Urban Infrastructure Planning, CEPT, Ahmedabad in 2012
•Diploma in Creative Writing, Symbiosis Center for Distance Learning, Pune in 2017
Affiliations and Achievements:
Member of Institute of Town Planners, India
• Member of Council of Architecture
• Member of International Society of Urban and Regional Planners (ISOCARP)
• Member of American Planning Association

• Article on Sustainable Urban Infrastructure, Civil Engineering and Construction Review Magazine, April 2011
• Article on Heritage Structures: Angkor: A Feat of Art, Architecture and Engineering, Civil Engineering and Construction Review, December, 2011

Available for:
  • Consulting assignments
  • Job opportunities

    Years of Experience:
    More than 20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, Hindi, Marathi
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