“There is this idea of cities as ‘taking over’, this is called the process of urbanization. But urbanization is actually a much more interactive process. It is as much about ruralization as it is about urbanization.”
Prasad Shetty is an urbanist and founding member of the Collective Research Initiatives Trust (CRIT), an organization involved with research and practice on urbanism. He also works with the Mumbai Metropolitan Region – Environment Improvement and Heritage Conservation Society and teaches at the Rachana Sansad’s Academy of Architecture in Mumbai.