Tanvi Maheshwari is an architect, urban designer and researcher. Prior to joining the Future Cities Laboratory, she was helping develop UrbanCanvas, a visualization and analysis tools for urban planning, urban design, real estate, and transportation professionals. She co-founded arch i Platform, a non profit for sustainable design and architecture in Delhi in 2009. With arch i Platform, she led an international multi-discipinary collaboration, Delhi 2050, to fundamentally rethink long term planning and development for the Indian capital. She also presented her work at the International Architecture Biennale in Rotterdam in 2012. She writes regularly for popular media and has authored 'Life of an Afghan Hammam', a book about the restoration and culture of Hammam in an Afghan community. Tanvi trained as an architect in School of Planning and Architecture in Delhi, before obtaining her Masters degree in urban design from University of California, Berkeley. For more information on Tanvi and her work, please refer to her LinkedIn website.


Tanvi is part of the Engaging Mobility group where her research focusses on street design in dense urban environments to promote active mobility. Her contributions to the research project spans across a variety of domains which include architecture, city planning, community engagement, graphic design, procedural programming and visualization.