Pallavi Kalia Mande - Charles River Watershed Association
Pallavi Kalia Mande - Charles River Watershed Association

Pallavi Kalia Mande

Director of Blue Cities
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Pallavi directs CRWA’s Blue Cities Initiative to restore natural hydrology in Charles' urban watershed and beyond. She joined CRWA in 2005 as an Urban Restoration Specialist to develop organizational capacity and expertise in planning, design and implementation of green infrastructure retrofit projects. She now leads 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, environmental assessments and directs CRWA’s research in the field of blue-green infrastructure in the national and international contexts. Over the past decade, she has organized numerous public forums on urban 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. 

Pallavi has more than 18 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. 

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