Prema Katari Gupta

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Prema Katari Gupta is a Senior Vice President of Navy Yard Planning and Development at PIDC, where she is responsible for planning, design, construction, infrastructure, transportation, facilities operations, and real estate development for PIDC at the Philadelphia Navy Yard.

D escribed by Politico as "the coolest shipyard in America" and by ULI as "one of the most successful office/industrial master-planned redevelopments in U.S. history," the Navy Yard is a 1,200-acre thriving waterfront community, with 7.5 million square feet of real estate in a mix of historic buildings and LEED®-certified construction oriented around world-class open space. The Navy Yard is home to more than 13,000 employees and 152 companies.

From 2010-15, ran and originated the Planning and Economic Development at University City District, where she developed some of the most innovative public space projects in the country. Before working at UCD, Prema was a Real Estate Manager in PIDC’s Real Estate Services group. She has also worked at Yale University and at the Urban Land Institute, where she authored a book on placemaking in mixed-use development. She is a board member of the Fairmount Park Conservancy and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.

Raised in Connecticut, Prema is a graduate of Bowdoin College and the University of Pennsylvania School of Design. She lives in West Mount Airy with her husband and two small children.