Authors/pankaj vir gupta
Pankaj Vir Gupta is a Professor of Architecture at the University of Virginia (UVA), where he is the Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Yamuna River Project, a major pan-university research project. Since 2012, he has been teaching Urban and Architecture Design studios at the UVA School of Architecture and leading a multi-disciplinary research initiative focused on the revitalization of urban precincts adjacent to the Yamuna river in New Delhi, creating a vital ecological center for India’s capital city.
Most recently, he has co-authored (with Inaki Alday) Yamuna River Project: New Delhi Urban Ecology (2018 Actar Press, New York & Barcelona). This book encapsulates the evidence-based research and analysis of the crisis afflicting the urban ecology of the Yamuna River in New Delhi, and proposes design proposals for ecological and urban remediation. The book was recognized and awarded as one of the top ten architecture books of the year by the German Architecture Museum in 2018 (DAM)