Anushka Thakkar

Anushka Thakkar is a Program Associate for Thriving Communities at Smart Growth America. A transportation and public health professional, Anushka uses her interdisciplinary experience to conduct research for the National Complete Streets Coalition and to support technical assistance to build stronger, healthier, more resilient communities by promoting health and equity in the built environment. Prior to joining the team in 2021, she worked with Equitable Cities, a transportation and equity consulting firm, and the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition. Her interests center around sustainable transportation, health equity and spatial analytics.

Anushka holds a Masters in Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley where she was awarded the EHS Research Excellence Award 2020. She is originally from India, where she pursued her Bachelors in City and Regional Planning at CEPT University and spent the summer of 2017 studying cycling cities at the University of Amsterdam.

She can be reached at athakkar [at] smartgrowthamerica [dot] org