Prof. K. T. Ravindran
Chair Delhi Urban Arts Commission and Urban Planner
K.T. Ravindran is a Professor and the Head of Urban Design at the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi for over two decades. He is the founder and President of the Institute of Urban Designers – India, which is a professional association of qualified urban designers. Ravindran has been teaching Urban Morphology and Humanizing Cities. He has been a regular contributor to professional magazines and newspapers in India on subjects relating to urban design, planning, architecture and urban conservation. His practice includes design of greenfield cities, cultural buildings and memorials, as well as Urban Conservation.
Ravindran is currently the Chairman of the Delhi Urban Art Commission, a statutory body mediating aesthetics, environment and heritage in building and development projects in Delhi. He has been nominated as Member of the Advisory Board for the United Nations Capital Master Plan, a five member committee drawn from around the world, advising the Secretary General of the United Nations on the ongoing UN project in New York. His research interests include contemporary urban history, indigenous urbanism, vernacular building traditions and sustainability and urban form. He is a frequent speaker at many national and international forums.