Mukul Malhotra is a Principal and Director of Urban Design at MIG Inc. He has over 15 years of experience in urban design, planning and architecture, managing and contributing to a wide range of planning and design projects, addressing issues related to urban development and revitalization, streetscape design and planning, pedestrian- and transit-oriented design, and preservation of neighborhood and city character.
Mukul is one of the creators of re:Streets, a multi-disciplinary collaboration focused on the planning, design and construction of streets as a method for improving our built environment. Funded in part by a NEA grant, re:Streets pushes beyond the current standards to explore the future of streets and what America’s roadways would be like if they were designed for living, instead of just driving. More information can be found at www.reStreets.org.
Mukul sees America Walks as the premier organization that espouses and advances the causes of pedestrians. “It is imperative that as we transform and retrofit our streets to make them more multi-modal, the needs of the pedestrians are not overwhelmed by other non-automobile modes of travel. Serving on the America Walks Board provides an opportunity for me to contribute to this discussion.”
Mukul lives in Berkeley, California and lives a car-free life. He says it’s easier not to be tempted to drive if you don’t have a drivers license.