Hitesh Mehta is one of the world’s leading authorities, practitioners and researchers on sustainable tourism, ecotourism physical planning and both the landscape architectural and architectural aspects of ecolodges. In July 2006, National Geographic identified Hitesh as one of five Sustainable Tourism Pioneers in the world mainly because of his Master Planning work to alleviate human poverty and protect endangered habitat. Hitesh has been actively involved with IFLA since 1993 and is one of the pioneers of LAWB. He is currently the co-chair of LAWB and for the past ten years has provided voluntary Landscape Architectural services in forty-four countries in the world spanning all six continents.. For over twenty years, Hitesh has disseminated his knowledge through projects, books, research papers, teachings, international conference presentations, and eco-landscape design and planning workshops.
Hitesh Mehta has over twenty-three years of work improving Human Settlements, promoting Ecological Restoration and Low-Carbon Development and the Social Economic Benefit gained to the local communities. He has specialized in working with indigenous communities and ensuring that their settlements are enriched and the fauna are protected from the money received through Sustainable Tourism.
Hitesh has worked/working with indigenous communities in five continents and helping to improve their settlements and alleviate poverty. He is a Fellow of both the American Society of Landscape Architects and the Architects Association of Kenya. Hitesh is a Landscape Architect, Architect, Interior Architect and Environmental Planner and is a multi-International award winning designer with Awards in Landscape Architecture, Planning, Architecture, Urban Design, Creative Writing and Interior Design.