“I’m interested in the ways in which our cities create, maintain and then reproduce urban poverty and inequality and what that poverty and inequality does to a variety of factors. What it does to governance, what it does to notions of growth and development and progress, what it does to social structures, inter-personal relations and communities and what it does to our notions of citizenship, the public and belonging.”
Gautam Bhan is a Senior Consultant at the Indian Insitute for Human Settlements. He works on the politics of poverty, inequality and development in Indian cities with a focus on housing, social security, governance and urban and planning theory. He co-anchors on-going research at IIHS on “Reframing Urban Inclusion.” Most recently, he co-authored Swept off the Map: Surviving Eviction and Resettlement in Delhi as well as several journal articles.