Senior Planner

Ranu is an accomplished urban planner with over fifteen years of professional planning experience in diverse areas of Urban and Regional Planning.  Ranu’s professional practice philosophy emphasizes teamwork, thoroughness, accuracy, and efficient time management.  She has a strong client and customer service ethic, and regards effective communication as the cornerstone to building relationships and team work. Her skills include development, project management, conducting special studies for general planning, community, and economic development. Her expertise includes land use planning, development and environmental review, urban design, project management, graphic communications, presentations, community outreach, and geographic information systems

Ranu has worked for multiple cities in the Bay Area managing development and environmental review projects from residential subdivisions to commercial and industrial facilities.  She conducts and coordinates review of complex projects to ensure the interests of the community are addressed in the review process. She has authored and managed preparation of environmental documents, and special studies for a variety of long range projects including general plan updates.

Ranu holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from Sir J.J. College of Architecture in India, and Masters' defree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and Regional and City Planning from the University of Oklahoma, Norman.  She lives in San Jose and enjoys long walks, gardening and home improvement projects.