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Soaib Grewal

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Soaib Grewal is a designer, strategist, urbanist and entrepreneur. His work is based on using innovation, digital technology and a user centered approach to deal with issues of development, urbanization, policy, economics and service systems. He has created a professional practice that helps organizations engage with their stakeholders by adopting design and agile practices. Soaib sits on the executive committee of G5A (part of the Mohile Parikh Center) an organization committed to developing a more inclusive and livable city, through fostering creativity and resilience. He holds a Bachelors in Industrial Design from the Rhode Island School of Design.
In 2010 he co-founded WaterWalla an organization committed to creating solutions to the Urban Waterproblem in India. He led the groups Dharavi based research lab, working closely with slum based entrepreneurs and community groups. Before returning to India he worked closely with designer Dror Benshetrit developing sustainable housing models. His project work has included design based solutions to stimulate sustainable economic growth in rural Alabama, strategies to further craft traditions in Ghana, India and the United States as well thesis work examining the role and form of public spaces in activism and civic discourse. Currently he is writing a group of essays on public policy and its relationship to urbanism and entrepreneurial ecosystems.