Anuttama Dasgupta

Lead - Urban Practitioners' Programme | adasgupta at iihs dot ac dot in

2007    MUP, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
1999    BArch, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra


Countries: India, USA
States: Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Jharkhand, Rajasthan, Jammu & Kashmir, Odisha, Gujarat, Karnataka

Cities: Bengaluru, Chennai, Dallas, Chicago
Languages: English, Bengali, Hindi

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 where she won the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) Outstanding Graduate Student Award in 2007. 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 programme manager for the museum’s arts’ festivals and seminars.


At IIHS, Anuttama is responsible for 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 sessions that relate to her overall professional experience.


Town Planning for AMRUT courses


Previous Teaching Experience

2015 – 2016Adjunct Professor, Nitte Institute of Architecture, Mangalore
2007Teaching Assistant, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Book Chapter

  • Karhade, P., Kathuria, A., Dasgupta, A., Malik, O., & Konsynski, B. R. (2021). Decolonization of digital platforms: A Research agenda for GREAT domains. In A. Garimella, P, Karhade, A. Kathuria, X. Liu, J. Xu, & K. Zhao (Eds), The role of e-business during the time of grand challenges: 19th Workshop on e-Business, 2020 (pp. 51-58). Springer.
  • 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 L. Sandercock & G. Attila (Eds.), Beyond the Flatlands, Multimedia Explorations in Urban Policy and Planning (pp. 287 – 315) New York: Springer.


Other Writing

  • Dasgupta, A., Karhade, P. P., Kathuria, A., & Konsynski, B. R. (2021). Holding space for voices that do not speak: Design reform of rating systems for platforms in GREAT economies. In Proceedings of the 54th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (pp. 2564-2573). Manoa: University of Hawaii.