About Dr. Binti Singh

Dr. Binti Singh

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Dr. Binti Singh is an Author, speaker, Urban Sociologist & Associate Editor, Oxford Urbanists and her expertise traverse the disciplines of urban planning, policy and governance. She holds a Ph.D. (urban studies) and an M.Phil. (Planning and Development) from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Bombay), Mumbai, India.
Currently, she is engaged as an Independent Consultant with think tanks, corporates and international institutions like the National Geographic and Deakin University, Australia. She regularly contributes as a columnist to dailies and magazines like the Business World, Domus India, KNN India and smart city portals like EletsEGov. 
She teaches at various Universities and Research Institutes across India and speaks at multiple forums including government, non-government, industry and corporates. Of late she has been very active in Smart City Forums and Summits and brings in a social science perspective to the current narrative on smart cities in India. Her current research engages with questions on Inclusion, Climate Change, Urbanisms and Smart Cities. She is working on book projects with international  publishers like Springer and Routledge, Taylor & Francis.
She is the author of The Divided City: Policy and Ideological Contestations in Contemporary Urban India with Dr Mahendra Sethi, NIUA, New Delhi. Her ethnographic work on Lucknow is compiled into another book titled Lucknow: Culture, Place, Branding and Activism  launched in 2018

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