Alokananda Nath is Urban Planning Associate, focusing on inclusive urban development, affordable housing, slum upgrading and smart cities. She has 5 years of professional experience with national consultancies, municipal corporations, research organizations and international agencies. Aloka holds a Bachelor in Architecture from Kolkata and a Master in Urban and Regional Planning from CEPT Ahmedabad. At present she pursues a MSc. in Urban Management at TU Berlin.