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Harshana Ghanwat
Consultant
Bangalore, Karnataka
I am Harshana B. Ghanwat, Urban Management & Planning Expert with total work experience of 17+ years which includes preparation of strategies, investment plans and policies in various aspects of urban infrastructure development. My work experience includes working on various projects w.r.t Urban Infrastructure Planning & Investment Plans, Smart City planning & implementation, Policy for Urban Infr
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Area of Expertise:
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy
  • Director, CEO, COP, President
  • Environment, Climate, Energy, Water, Sanitation
  • Government/Governance, Reforms, Corruption
  • Infrastructure, Technology, Engineering, Science
Professional Experience:
• Key Technical Expertise: Urban Infrastructure Planning & Investment Plans, Smart City planning & implementation, Policy for Urban Infrastructure City & Regional level Master Planning
• Total experience of 17+ years which includes preparation of strategies, investment plans and policies in various aspects of urban infrastructure development. It includes planning & prioritization of urban infrastructure for cities, preparing city wide strategies/ investment plans and interventions under smart city mission, preparation of futuristic land use plans for cities/ regions and preparing tourism infrastructure
• Quality work, Innovation and Client satisfaction has been the top priority throughout my professional journey. I have worked in a multi-disciplinary team amassing sectoral knowledge and working experience. This has been a key aspect for my professional performance.
• Good understanding of sectors/ process, logical thinking, knowledge of various tools and methods of analysis, good analytical skills, writing and presenting skills, project management & handling clients of various government departments are my core strengths.
• Lead the Urban Planning Sector with active participation in pursuing the business opportunities through detail understanding of the market competition, the tender conditions and the potential business linked to each opportunity. Business Development: Proposal writing, JVs & Partnerships and Business Presentations
• Participated and Involved in organizing stakeholder workshops & Informative seminars
• Actively involved in the preparation of the sector brochures, pamphlets and brief notes for approaching the potential clients as part of business development activity.
Education:
Bachelors of Architecture, 2000
Masters in Urban Planning, 2004
Affiliations and Achievements:
• As Architect Planner worked end to end on city level, regional level and area level master planning projects; involved site assessment, land suitability analysis, preparation of base maps, planning the future land use pattern & land use mix, connectivity & writing report with proper analysis, maps and graphical representations
• Successfully lead and completed complex large scale project development with client appreciation and 100% cost recovery – CLIP for 36 ULBs in Karnataka, Tourism Master Plan for 26 districts, Karnataka
• Lead the project development of Smart City Proposal for Thiruvananthapuram city to fetch the first position in Smart City Challenge Round -3 across the 30 cities all over India.
• Supported the sector head for preparation of quality & competitive technical proposal, presentation & content for participating in high value business opportunities which were successfully bagged – Smart City Proposals for 6 cities, Smart City PMC for Davanagere city, Bangalore city and Tiruvananthapuram city
• As Vice President in latest job (1.5 years) have lead the urban sectors of Urban Planning, Solid Waste Management, Urban Infrastructure management, Sanitation and Housing for seeking business opportunities mostly targeting central & multi lateral funded projects.
• Targeted and got selected in multi –lateral funded, futuristic and highly challenging urban development projects submitted during my tenure.

Available for:
  • Consulting assignments
  • Job opportunities

    Years of Experience:
    15-20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    Masters
    Languages:
    English, Hindi, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi
    Nationality:
    Indian
    LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/harshana-ghanwat-b0a9885/
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