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Prasad Shetty graduated as an architect from the University of Mumbai and has done his Masters in Urban Management from the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies, Erasmus University, Rotterdam. He was a fellow at the Kamla Raheja Institute of Architecture, Mumbai (1998-99) where he was also a core Faculty and Coordinator of the KRVIA Design Cell (1999–2002). He was also a fellow with the Sarai, New Media Initiatives, New Delhi (2005). He was an Urban Managment Consultant to the Town Administration of Mendefera, Eritrea for preparation of the Comprehensive Plan for the Town. He was one of the founding members of  CRIT (Collective Research Initiatives Trust), Mumbai and is presently an exceutive member of the Organisation. He also works as an Environmental Planner with the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) - Environment Improvement Society and as an Architect with the MMR - Heritage Conservation Society.

He has been involved in several projects in the city of Mumbai on documenting  post-industrial landscapes, conserving urban heritage, mapping informal settlements, archiving the post liberalisation developments and supporting community initiatives for safeguarding urban resources. His current research interest lies in mapping the new enterprenureship in Mumbai.  

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Gossip and the City (PDF)
Masters Thesis, Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, 2003

Yeh to Public Hai! (PDF)
A Geneaology of CRIT (Collective Research Initiatives Trust), Mumbai, April 2004

Of Mangroves and Leopards (PDF)
Presented to the SARAI Workshop on Urban Environments, New Delhi, November 2004

Architecture and Contemporary Indian Identity (PDF)
Presentation to Architecture and Identity Conference, Berlin, December 2004

Academy and the City (PDF)
Reclaiming Academic Space: Paper written for Reflections, KRVIA, Mumbai, August 2003

Reimagining the City (PDF)
Paper read at the IFHP Congress, Vienna, October 2003

Rethinking Heritage (PDF)
Case of Heritage Conservation in Mumbai, August 2004

Alernative Practice (PDF)
Practice of the Design Cell, KRVIA, July 2001

Stories of Entrepreneurship (PDF)
Paper for CSDS-Sarai Fellowship Programme, August 2005


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