Himanshu Burte, an architect and urbanist, is the Associate Professor at the Centre for Urban Science and Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai (IIT-B). He taught for eight years at the School of Habitat Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences(TISS), Mumbai. He has a Ph.D. in Urban Planning and has practiced architecture for over 15 years. Burte is a co-founder of Gubbi Alliance for Sustainable Habitat (www.gubbi.org). A former Fulbright Fellow (University of California, Berkeley, 2008-09), he was a member of the Editorial Advisory Panel of Marg Publications, Mumbai (2014-2019). Some of his recent publications are Infrastructure as Space: Development and its (Dis)Contents (Marg, 2019), Urban Parallax: Policy and the City in Contemporary India (Yoda Press, New Delhi, 2018), and Space for Engagement: The Indian Artplace and a Habitational Approach to Architecture (Seagull Books, Kolkata, 2008).