CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES
Co-ordinator - Habitat Studies
|Degree||Specialisation||Institute||Year of passing|
|MSc (Dual Degree)||Urban and Regional Planning, Innovative Regions||Radboud University, Netherlands and Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden||2015|
|Institution / Organisation||Designation||Role||Tenure|
|Manipal School of Architecture and Planning||Associate Professor||Teaching||01/11/2019 - Till now|
|Manipal School of Architecture and Planning||Assistant Professor (Senior Scale)||Teaching||08/2018 - 10/2019|
|Manipal School of Architecture and Planning||Assistant Professor||Teaching||07/2016 - 07/2018|
|Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI), Hyderabad (India)||Senior Research Associate||Senior Research Associate||05/2009–11/2009|
Spatial planning and Urban Governance perspectives in India
2014 Urban Planning and Policy Kesar, Purushottam
The study is focussed on understanding the political and social positioning of the state of urban policy (and regulatory framework) in India and its states.
AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH
Area of Interest
Urban Sociology, Digital Geographies, Comparative Urbanism, Sustainable Transitions.
Area of Expertise
Qualitative Research Methods, Interpretive Policy Studies, Social Sustainability Transition
Area of Research
Urban Futures, Urban Politics, Human Agency, Sustainable Transition Studies
Professional Affiliations & Contributions
- Member, ITPI - Institute of Town Planners India.
- Member, COA- Council of Architecture.
- Awarded, Erasmus Mundus programme Grant (Action -1), The Education, Audio-visual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA), European Commission, Brussels, 2013-15, (EUR 48,000).
- Individual Bursary Grant, 2018. Agency: Indian Institute of Human Settlement, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India. For attending IIHS Annual Research Conference.
- Individual Bursary Grant, 2017.Agency: Regional Studies Association, UK For attending RSA Annual Conference, Switzerland.
- Team member for conducting Service Level Benchmark for NCT Delhi, sponsored by Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India.
- Part of Halcrow Design Team in Finalization of Dadri Noida Ghaziabad Investment Region (DNGIR), a 200 sq.km. Development Plan adopted by DMICDC, Government of India.
- Part of LEA South Asia team in conduct of Feasibility Studies for planning of Industrial Clusters adopted by DMICDC, Government of India.
|Cities Collaborative, Nijmegen (Netherlands)||Research Assistant||07/2015- 06/2016|
|Halcrow Consulting India (a CH2M Hill Company), Noida (India)||Assistant Urban Planner (Urban Planning and Land Development),||07/2012–06/2013|
|LEA Associates SA (A LEA International Ltd. Company), New Delhi (India)||Planner (Urban and Regional Development)||06/2010–06/2012|
Smart City Programme India: Exploring the dialectical and discursive agency of urban futures
2019 Digital Geographies, Governmentality, Dialectics Kesar, Purushottam
Beyond Smart Cities Today, Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Centre for BOLD Cities, September 18-19, 2019, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Smart Cities Programme, Schumpeterian Logic or Urban Entrepreneurialism? Reading the Governmentality of Urban Futures in India
2019 Digital Geographies, Smart Cities, Urban Entrepreneurialism Kesar, Purushottam
City and the Region, IIHS Annual Research Conference, January 10-12, 2019, Indian Institute of Human Settlements, Bengaluru , India
The Governmentality of Urban and Smart Cities Programme in India
2018 Governmentality Kesar, Purushottam
International Conference on the Challenges of Governance in Mega Cities, October 25-26, 2018, Centre for Research in Urban Affairs, Institute for Social and Economic Change Bengaluru, India
Urban Visions- Between Contest and Collective Enterprise, Case of Indian Cities
2018 Urban Visions, Agonism Kesar, Purushottam
Regional Studies Association, Annual Conference, June 2-6, 2018, Università della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano, Switzerland
The “Dispositif” of Urban Vision Making, New Sites for Discursive Struggles: Case of Mumbai City
2017 Governmentality, Agonism Kesar, Purushottam
The Great Regional Awakening: New Directions RSA Annual Conference, June 4-7, 2017, Trinity College Dublin, Irelands
Mumbai Development Plan-2034: Is It The Right Vision For Maximum City?
The short article discusses the newly introduced provisions of Mumbai’s Development Plan-2034 or DP-2034,
Why Karnataka’s Proposed Common Zoning Regulations Are More of a Problem than a Solution
The opinion piece discusses the implications of the proposal to implement the Common Zoning Regulations (CZR) in the state of Karnataka
Startup India: Right Intention, Misplaced Efforts
The op-ed reflects upon the Startup India programme, opportunities and challenges
Smart Cities Can Only Succeed With Smart Governance
The editorial is a commentary on the Smart City Mission launched by Government of India and its positioning in the longer genealogy of flagship urban schemes