Prathima is the Co-Founder of “Urban Venture Labs”. She led India based Think-do –Tank on Livable Cities – The Urban Vision.
Prathima holds a Bachelor's degree in Architecture. She was awarded Stanford University’s prestigious Draper Hills Fellowship in 2011. She has been a Harvard Kennedy School Ash Center Fellow where she studied ICT for Good Governance, Gov 2.0 as well as entrepreneurship, Adaptive Leadership and Strategic Planning.
As an Urbanist, she has worked on projects and researched on issues such as placemaking , affordable housing, participatory planning and green cities. She has been a contributing columnist on architecture, urban development The Times of India. She has been a contributing TV Journalist with France24 and TF1 and has also written for the opinion pages of the International Herald Tribune , The Wall Street Journal and the Architecture Record.
In 2017 , She was listed as top 50 Most Impactful Global Social Innovators at World CSR Day. She was awarded by the iGen Design Forum 2016 as the top 50 Next Generation Architects driving innovations in Indian Urbanscape . She was among Global Honourees of 2009 CONSIUSA’s “Young Leaders Program” which reconizes emerging leaders under the age of 40, who have distinguished themselves and have demonstrated leadership qualities and potential in various careers