Research

Our research interests include Urban design, Public spaces, Informal urbanism, Urban informality, Everyday practices, Marketplaces and Urban design pedagogy. The recent publications include one, a paper on how the practice of tree worship generates neighbourhood community spaces in Bangalore; and two, a paper that looks at the antecedents of urban informality using the context of a market precinct, both published in the Journal of Urban design. Our forthcoming publications include a book on the Social life of Indian public spaces that looks at the chai (tea) vendors and paan (betel leaf) vendors in Ahmedabad.