Pallavi directs CRWA’s climate and watershed resilience work which builds on our Blue Cities Initiative to restore natural hydrology in the built environment. She joined CRWA in 2005 as an Urban Restoration Specialist to develop organizational capacity and expertise in planning, design and implementation of green infrastructure projects. She has since led CRWA's urban resiliency work in the lower basin in partnership with municipal agencies, institutions, environmental advocacy and parkland groups.
Pallavi performs major development project reviews and directs CRWA’s science based advocacy in the field of blue-green infrastructure. Over the past 14 years she has advocated for urban environmental restoration bringing together public agencies, institutions, developers, businesses and residents. She has led CRWA’s review and advocacy on Harvard University’s expansion into Boston along with numerous other large advocacy projects in the watershed while working closely with local community groups. She currently serves on the Citizen Advisory Committee for the New Charles River Basin and the Allston Multimodal Project Task Force.
Pallavi has more than 20 years of experience in urban design and environmental planning and has worked on inner city neighborhood revitalization in cities all over the U.S. Prior to joining CRWA she worked as an urban designer and planner at Stull and Lee Inc. and for the Cecil Group, two Boston-based planning and design firms. Pallavi received her Bachelors in Architecture from New Delhi, India, a Masters in Philosophy, Environment and Development from University of Cambridge, U.K., and a MA in Architecture and Urban Design from Washington University.
Pallavi has served on the Brookline Conservation Commission since 2015 and currently Co-Chairs the Brookline Open Space Planning Committee. She enjoys teaching and has mentored students and young professionals at MIT, Harvard and Northeastern University in the fields of environmental planning, engineering and landscape based urban design. She recently completed her Loeb Fellowship at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.