Sobia RafiqUrban Development Professional and Co-Founder at Sensing Local
Sobia Rafiq is an Urban Development Professional with around 10 years of work experience. She has expertise in urban data collection, analysis, strategy, and planning. Her work as an urban planner focuses on a range of issues impacting the environment, including solid waste management, air pollution reduction, water pollution, sustainable mobility, and governance. Her work as an urban planner has largely focussed on building city level strategies and baselining and streamlining solid waste management (SWM) systems in several cities of Karnataka including cities like Bengaluru, Mandya and Mysore. She has also led Smart City plans for Tumakuru and Thiruvananthapuram. As the co-founder of Sensing Local, a Bengaluru-based do-tank, Rafiq applies an evidence-based systems approach to urban planning through participatory planning and design.