Geeta Mehta is an adjunct professor of architecture and urban design at Columbia University.  She was the co-founder of URBZ with Rahul Srivastava and Matias Echanove.  She also founded a non-profit organization Asia Initiatives ( that has supported micro credit banks and projects in education and technology focused on empowering women. AI’s Social Capital Credits (SoCCs) the virtual currency for social good is currently in use in projects in India, Ghana, Kenya and Costa Rica.