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Sonal Kulkarni

Sonal Kulkarni

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

About 

As a designer, artist and a social thinker, Sonal is interested not only in making a place beautiful, but in understanding and studying the past and present and how the various elements of a society can co-exist and work well to thrive itself and the others. To make not only a liveable place, but something that is timeless and dynamic in terms of accommodating change of time, of people, of use.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Department of Planning, City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, US, Planning Intern

Jan 2012 - current
 

Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, US, Planning Intern

Working on presentations for Chinatown Redevelopment Project
o Making recommendations for signage's and board displays.
· Working on GIS map representation of existing and 2000 data of physical conditions of Toy District, Downtown and comparison of the same.
· Researching on Clean Tech Corridor project.
· Working with Edward Huang, and reviewing redevelopment/ redesign/refurbishment projects in Chinatown

Mar 2010 - Jul 2010
 

Architecture Paradigm, Junior Architect

Mar 2008 - Jul 2009
 

Education 

University of Southern California (USC), Masters, Urban Planning

Master of Urban Planning program (MPL) at the University of Southern California (USC) address issues such as:

* How can we make a city greener without creating inefficiencies that adversely affect residents’ lives?
* How can we protect vulnerable communities while managing growth and change?
* What balance does a region need between private and public transportation?
* What design components could we insert into neighborhood plans to help residents live healthier, more socially connected lives?
* Cities are growing around the world. How does the American experience compare and contrast to the challenges and opportunities in Asian or Latin American cities?
* How do we envision a healthy, prosperous future to create livable and sustainable communities?

Sep 2009 - current
 

Awards 

VTUniversity Rank Holder for excellence in academics, 3rd Place

Stood 3rd in the University for excellence in academics- B.Arch

2008
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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