Preeti Shankar

Research and Urban Planning Analyst

Preeti’s expertise spans research and analysis on the benefits of transit, economic development, geographic information systems (GIS), and urban design. Since joining CNT in 2015, she led the analysis to examine the increase in assessed property values along a proposed bus rapid transit line in New Mexico. She performed research and is a co-author on a report that formulated metrics for integrated efficient freight movement and community economic development, and conducted mapping and analysis on freight infrastructure and job location. She was also a key member of the team that prepared four Enterprise Zone applications for the south suburbs of the Chicago Metro Region. Additionally, she completed analysis for the South Suburban Cook County Industrial Site Development initiative for cargo-oriented development. Prior to joining CNT, she worked in the public sector as a transportation planner on projects ranging from long-range transportation plans, bus facilities guidelines and rural transit. 

Preeti holds a Master of Urban Planning from Texas A&M University and bachelor's in architecture from Visveswaraya Technological University, India.