Feb 13, 2018
Ranjani Prabhakar is human who is also a city planner, striving to understand and tackle urban problems by combining quantitative analysis with a deep understanding of fellow humans. Currently, she is the Energy Policy Manager for the City of Chicago's Mayor Rahm Emanuel, where she manages renewable energy and sustainability initiatives for the City.
In a previous chapter of her life, she was a transportation planner working on traffic operations, transit planning, and statistical projects. As if that weren't enough, she's also a musician and occasional food blogger!
In our conversation, we talk about creativity's role in professional life, why it's important to understand humans when you're designing projects that affect human lives, and the glory of taking the bus.
Thanks for talking with an enchanted mineral, Ranjani. I'll see you on the bus sometime soon.
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