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Department of
Geography & Environment


Houghton Street

London WC2A 2AE


Jayaraj Sundaresan

PhD candidate in Regional Planning


Research Interests

  • Urban planning and policy
  • Politics of planning and urban design
  • Urban politics and governance
  • India, Bangalore, Indian cities
  • Comparative urban studies
  • Public interest
  • Urban commons
  • Political ecology of urban transformations
  • Associational networks
  • Planning power
  • Anthropology of everyday state and bureaucracy

Thesis title: Urban Planning in a Vernacular Governance: Land use planning and land use violations in Bangalore, India

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