Rohit T. Aggarwala

Rohit T. “Rit” Aggarwala is a widely recognized expert on urban sustainability, technology, and mobility. He led the creation of the Mayor’s Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability under Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, founded the environmental grant-making program at Bloomberg Philanthropies, and served as president of the Board of Directors of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group.

He was part of the founding team at Sidewalk Labs — Google’s urban technology startup — and more recently was a senior urban tech fellow at the Jacobs Cornell-Technion Institute. He has provided advice and assistance to a number of foundations and impact investment funds and chaired the Regional Plan Association’s Fourth Regional Plan for the New York region. Dr. Aggarwala holds a Ph.D., MBA, and B.A. from Columbia University and an M.A. from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.