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Dr. Alokeparna Sengupta
Associate Professor and Assistant Dean of Research

Alokeparna Sengupta studied Architecture in M.S University Baroda, followed by Urban Management and Architectural Design in Domus Academy in Milan, Italy. Afterwards she obtained a doctoral degree in Territorial Design and Governance from Politecnico di Milano, Italy.She enjoys walking through the narrowest of alleys, on flyovers, foot over bridges, and does ‘dolce far niente’ for hours in busy markets and quiet places. She is a compulsive phone photographer of everything she observes about urbanity.Inclusion, equity and removal of biases are very important for her and she tries to incorporate them in her daily life as well as her work. Her subjects of interest include political ecology of urban transport, neoliberal development, right to the city and inclusive design of public places and streets. She has tutored students of urban design and business design, worked with transportation researchers,basti dwellers, city officials, technocrats, planners, lawyers and civil rights activists.

B.Arch. (Maharaja Sayajirao University, Vadodara)
M.A. (University of Wales)
Ph.D. (Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Teaching and Research Interests

Ethnographic studies of urban mobility practices, Cities in the global south & their urbanization processes, Neoliberalism, its genesis, development and urbanization, Inclusive design of public places and streets,Land monetization & property development in Indian cities,Urban socio-spatial changes affected by mega-transport projects,


Publications (selected)

Forthcoming WRI ( 2018) - “The Impact of Rapid Transit on Residential Neighborhoods - Perception studies in two residential neighborhoods in Delhi, India. Authors :Mehta,P; Goswami, S; Sengupta, A; Das,H
2015 - TRIPP (2015) “Traffic and Safe Communities”. New Delhi: Transportation Research & Injury Prevention Programme, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. Authors :Tiwari,G; Sengupta, A; Mohan, D; Varma,R
2015 - TRIPP (2015) “Safe Streets for Agra”. New Delhi: Transportation Research & Injury Prevention Programme, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. Authors :Tiwari,G ; Varma,R ; Mohan, D; Sengupta, A
2013 - Pessina, G, and Sengupta, A (2013). “Envisioning the future of Mumbai/Bombay.” Cities to be tamed?Conference;Planum. The Journal of Urbansim, no 26, vol. 1/2013


Research Projects / Curations / Exhibitions (selected)

2017 - Study on Urban Transportation and Traffic Safety of Small Cities and Communities, with an Orientation to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) . Worked under Prof. Geetam Tiwari ( TRIPP, IIT Delhi ) Collaboration with IATTS, Japan.