Anuttama Dasgupta

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Consultant – Urban Practitioners’ Programme
adasgupta at iihs dot ac dot in

Masters in Urban Planning, University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign;
Bachelor of Architecture, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi, India


Anuttama has been a built environment professional for the past 15 years. She is an architect with a masters degree in urban planning from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has worked on site planning and architecture projects with the design wing of L&T ECC – the Engineering Research and Design Cell (EDRC). She has also worked on Transit Oriented Development (TOD)-related Urban Design projects with JHP Architecture/Urban Design based in Dallas,Texas. She was the in-house architect for DakshinaChitra – a museum dedicated to the architectural crafts of South India for a few years. During this time, she also worked as a program manager for the museum’s arts’ festivals and seminars.

At IIHS, her role is content design and delivery across urban missions. She has anchored and created content for AMRUT capacity building workshops in Engineering & Public Health, Town Planning & Elected Representatives verticals, across 6 states namely Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Jharkhand, Odisha, and Jammu & Kashmir. Her teaching primarily focuses on two AMRUT sectors – Parks & Green Spaces and Non-Motorised Transport, but she also facilitates group practica work that relates to her overall professional experience. This includes park design, city games, Detailed Project Report preparation& review and town planning exercises. Her facilitation work also includes site visits in all 5 AMRUT focus areas.

Selected Publications
  1. Isserman, A., Dasgupta, A., Rahe, M., & Hemphill, S. (2010). Stinging real! four essays on the transformative powers of films and storytelling in planning education. In Sandercock, L., & Attila, G. (Eds.), Beyond the Flatlands, Multimedia Explorations in Urban Policy and Planning (pp. 287 – 315). New Delhi: Springer.