Ramola Naik-Singru

Principal Urban Development Specialist
Profile / Bio: 

Ramola Naik Singru is a Principal Urban Development Specialist with the Asian Development Bank with over 23 years of experience.

She is leading investment projects for developing livable cities (green, inclusive, competitive) and delivering climate-resilient urban infrastructure and services. She leads innovative initiatives for livable cities, regional cooperation, and tourism. She led the development of Integrated Urban Action Plans (IUAPs) in Georgia and Green City Action Plans (GCAP) in several cities through participatory planning.

A few of her publications are Creating Livable Cities: Regional Perspectives, GrEEEn Solutions for Livable Cities, Manual for undertaking National Urban Assessments and Enabling Inclusive Cities. Her research interests are urban livability, equitable futures, and climate-resilient growth. Prior to joining ADB as a staff, she worked as an International Consultant for ADB, UN-Habitat, Cities Development Initiative for Asia, the private sector, and the academe.

She holds a master’s degree in City Design and Social Science from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), UK, and a bachelor's (Hons.) degree in Architecture from India. She read for a Ph.D. (all but a dissertation) in Urban and Regional Planning at the LSE, UK.


Title Date Learning Materials Topic
Emerging Areas 04 October 2023 Slides ADB Administration and Governance
Central and West Asia 27 October 2022 Slides ADB Administration and Governance, Urban Development, Water
Youth Engagement Model for Water Supply and Sanitation Projects: Lessons from Dushanbe 20 June 2019 Slides Water, Urban Development
Social Development Issues in the Urban Sector 10 October 2018 Slides Poverty, Urban Development, Social Development and Protection
ADB project examples of involving women in urban planning and governance: Livable Cities—Integrated Urban Action Plans for Balanced Regional Development, Georgia 24 April 2018 Slides Gender Equality, Urban Development
Sustainable Urban Development: Integrating across Sectors 23 May 2016 Multimedia Urban Development
An Integrated Approach to Inclusive Urban Development 28 October 2013 Slides Urban Development