About Dr. Binti Singh

Dr. Binti Singh

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Dr. Binti Singh is a Social Scientist by training and holds an M.Phil. (Planning and Development) and a Ph.D. (Urban studies) from the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay.

A recipient of the UGC-Research Fellowship in 2003, granted by the Government of India, in the early part of her career (2005-2011), she has worked with institutions like the TISS, and SIES Institute of Management Studies in Mumbai apart from being associated with civil society organizations and local government institutions in Mumbai and Maharashtra. Following her doctorate and a two-year stint in Yokohama, Japan, she returned to be engaged as full time faculty with Kamla Raheja Vidhyanidhi Institute of Architecture and Environment Studies (KRVIA) Mumbai.

She has been part of many national and international academic research programs, and has authored numerous publications in peer-reviewed books, journals and regularly disseminates research through national and international conferences. She has recently finished working on a project for higher education through ICTs initiated by the Ministry of Human Resources, Government of India.

She has extensively researched and written on cities in which she has lived and worked including Mumbai, Yokohama and Lucknow. Her latest publications include Book Chapters-Unraveling Redevelopment in the Megacity Context of India: The case of Mumbai in Coming Of An Age: Trends And Issues In Housing In Asia Rout ledge (2017) with Prof. Manoj Parmar, KRVIA Mumbai as co-author and Citizens, Spatial Practices and Resurrection of the Idea of Place in Contemporary Lucknow in Unsettling Space and Place (forthcoming). Her current research engages with questions on inclusion, climate change, place making, urbanisms and activisms in cities of the global South. She is the author of Divided City with Dr Mahendra Sethi, National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) New Delhi as co-author.
She is currently working on her fourth book, an ethnographic work on cultural resurgence and place making in contemporary Lucknow.

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