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Prof. Mohit Dhingra
Associate Professor of Practice & Associate Dean, Academics
Prof. Mohit is a heritage conservation enthusiast, with more than over a decade long experience with governmental, non-governmental and academic organizations, he has developed specialism within India in a range of ambitious projects involving participatory planning, implementation, and advocacy. He was the recipient of Charles Wallace India Trust fellowship (British Council) for the year 2012 and Global Cultural leadership fellow (European Commission) in the year 2018 and was on the Panel of Expert (Change Management) for European Capital of Culture (2021-2022).

Mohit believes in the notion that “Culture itself can be the catalyst for Social and Economic development”, of challenged historic cities, reflection of which can be seen in his associations with Aga Khan Trust for Culture Historic Cities Program, Stenness - Brodgar Conservation, NIUA -World Bank, Cities Alliance technical assistance, World Monument Fund, Archaeological survey of India, National Culture fund to name the few. He has collaborated with various educational institutes in India and actively involved in bridging the gap between architectural education and community through spearheading creative exercises.

With diverse research interests spanning across participatory planning, cultural heritage protection, urban conservation, climate adaptation , cultural diplomacy his publishing spans across national and international peer reviewed journals and developing strategy reports for national and International bodies. His present research focuses on developing an Inclusive revitalization model for old historic centers in Asia at by adopting a trans-disciplinary and systematic approach that integrates cultural heritage, multilevel governance, finance, social inclusion, traditional skills and lifestyles which would acts as a possible tool for change makers to make their cities inclusive, resilient and sustainable.
M.Sc. (University of Edinburgh)
B.Arch. (GGSIPU)

Teaching and Research Interests

Urban conservation, participatory planning, sustainable development, urban regeneration, International cultural relations


Publications (Peer reviewed journals/ Strategy reports)

Dhingra M (2022), Critical Appraisal of Inclusive Urban heritage revitalization strategies for old historic centres in Asia: Case example of Indian cities, International Conference on sustainable development 2022, Sarajevo
Dhingra M (2018), Remnant hues of South East Asia, Case example of India, ICOM Museum Monument Heritage pp. 130-141.
Sethi Mahendra, Dhingra M (2018) A Critical Appraisal of Conceptual Themes and Presentation Methods in Cultural Revival and Place Making in Cities, Indian Anthropologist, Volume 48, Number 2 , July – December 2018, pp. 21-38 .
Madhurima Waghmare, Mohit Dhingra, Mayura Gadkari, Uditi Aggarwal, Inclusive Revitalization of Historic Towns and Cities, Strategic Framework for Rajasthan State Heritage Program, World BankRepository,December2018,
Dhingra M, Sabalgarh Fort, Madhya Pradesh, India – A Hidden Treasure, July 2 2015 , World Monument Fund , https://
Katherine Atkinson, Lennie Awang Seruji, Brandy Blanchard, Mohit Dhingra, MacKenzie Kim, Shuang Ma, Yang Ou, John Robson, 2013, ESALA projects, University of Edinburgh,
Comprehensive Conservation Management Plan for Red fort's nomination as UNESCO World Heritage Site,

Conferences/Invited Talks (selected)

2022- • Sustainable Urban Development: Designing Smart, Inclusive and Resilient Cities symposium within ICSD2022 at the13th Days of BHAAAS , Sarajevo, 25th June 2022.
2021 - Panelist, Beyond Resilience, the next steps for international cultural relations post Covid - 19, Cultural Relations Platform and University of Siena, June 28th.
2020- Panelist, Research on the Impact of Covid 19 on International Cultural Relations, Cultural Relations Platform and University of Siena, September 10th.
2018- The International Conference on Islamic Arts and Architecture, Department of Architecture, Faculty of Architecture and Ekistics, Jamia Millia, Islamia,New Delhi.
2018- A Critical Appraisal of Intangible Cultural Heritage Revival and Place Making in Jodhpur, National Seminar on Culture as a fourth pillar of sustainable development, November 10th and 11th, IGNCA, New Delhi

Research Projects / Curations / Exhibitions (selected)

Preparation of Comprehensive Conservation Management Plan for Red fort nomination of UNESCO World Heritage Site, CRCI, ASI, Delhi.
Humayun's Tomb, Sunder Nursery, Nizamuddin Basti Urban Renewal Initiative, AgaKhanTrust for Culture.
Stenness--Brodgar Conservation Appraisal, ESALA projects, University of Edinburgh, Orkney Islands Council, U.K.
Conservation of Sabalagarh fort at Morena, Madhya Pradesh, World Monument Fund Madhya Pradesh Monuments Project.
Inclusive Revitalization of Historic Towns and Cities, Strategic Framework for Rajasthan State Heritage Program, NIUA - World Bank- Cities Alliance Technical Assistance.
Development of Iconic tourist destination sites in India, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India.

Scholarships and Expert positions held (International)

Charles Wallace India Trust Fellow, 2012
Global Cultural Leadership Program Fellow , European Culture Foundation , 2018
Expert Change Management, Capacity building for European Capital of Culture
External Expert , Global Cultural Relations Platform, 2022 edition.
Domain Expert, The World Bank - Cities Alliance
Domain Expert, Worlds Monument Fund