About the Author:
Ashok Kumar has been teaching undergraduate and postgraduate planning students at the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi since the last 23 years after finishing his doctorate from the University of Liverpool, U.K. Widely known for his expertise in spatial justice, capabilities and planning, and collaborative planning theory, Prof. Kumar has published nearly 100 papers in national and international journals, authored, edited, and co-edited 10 books, and contributed over 20 book chapters. Currently he is Editor of the ITPI Journal of the Institute of Town Planners, India. Previously he has been Editor of SPACE: The SPA Journal of Planning and Architecture published by SPA New Delhi.
Formerly Chief Planner, Town and Country Planning Organization, New Delhi for more than 12 years, Dr. D.S. Meshram has greatly influenced the planning profession in India since the last four decades. Currently Dr. Meshram is the President of the Institute of Town Planners, India. Prior to this Dr. Meshram has held the position of Chairman of the All India Board of Town and Country Planning Education of AICTE for nine years when he got prepared the model curricula both for undergraduate and postgraduate planning education. For more than two years Dr. Meshram was appointed Advisor (Urban Development) to Government of Uttarakhand.
Krishne Gowda is the Director at the University School of Design, University of Mysore, Karnataka since December 2014. Before this Prof. Gowda held the position of Director, Institute of Development Studies, University of Mysore for nearly six years. He has been working as a Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at the University for over 12 years. So far he has supervised 16 doctoral students. He has authored and co-authored more than 40 papers in journals, and also authored and co-authored 8 book chapters. He is a great organizer of academic events.