An Architecture Graduate and a Post Graduate degree in Urban and Regional Planning, Shri A. Kasturi Rangan is the former Chief Town Planner, Department of Town and Country Planning, Government of Kerala. He has also served as Member Secretary of TRIDA and Chairman of the Technical Committee for Implementation of Sabarimala Master Plan.
Earlier he had for more than ten years served as visiting faculty in the Department of Architecture, College of Engineering, Trivandrum (CET). He was appointed by the Local Self Government Department (LSGD) to prepare recommendations for revision of Property Tax at Municipal and Panchayat levels – for effecting change over from ‘Annual Rental Value’ (ARV) based system to ‘Built Up Area based system of assessment (2002).
He presently serves as a Member of the Technical Advisory Committee of Thiruvananthapuram Smart City Project, a Member of Governing Body of Kerala State Nirmiti Kendra (KSNIK) and a Member of Expert Committee constituted by the Department of Housing for formulation the State Housing Policy (2019).