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Assoc Prof Diganta Das
Associate Professor, National Institute of Education - Humanities & Social Studies Education
Associate Professor, School of Social Sciences (Courtesy Appointment)
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Diganta Das is an associate professor of Geography at Humanities and Social Studies Education Academic Group, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University. He received his B.A.(Hons) in Geography from Cotton College, Masters in Geography from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), India and M.Phil in Planning and Development from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay. He received his Ph.D. in Geography from National University of Singapore (NUS). He is a human geographer. His research interests focus on relations between the production of smart cities, high-tech space making and issues of human agency in urban South Asia; (urban) policy mobility; changing dynamics of (urban) waterscape; and issues of liveability and sustainable urban development. He is currently involved in two research projects; the first one examines urban policy trajectories and their mobility, production of high-tech spaces and grounded realities. The second project intends to provide detailed genealogies of smart cities through in-depth empirical contexts of India and South Africa.
(Urban) Policy Mobility,Changing Dynamics of (Urban) Waterscape,High-Tech Space Making and Issues of Human Agency In Urban South Asia,Issues of Liveability and Sustainable Urban Development,Relations Between The Production of Smart Cities
  • Asian Cities: Liveability, Sustainability, Diversity and Spaces of Encounter
  • Intersections: New perspectives on science and technology in twentieth century India and China
  • Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Urban and Regional Studies
  • Waterscapes in Urbanizing Asia: Geographies of Water Accessibility, Vulnerability, Privatization, and Everyday Practices
  • Geography of sand mining in Asia and its environmental impacts
  • AI Urbanism in Singapore: Transforming the Smart Nation through Citizen-Oriented Infrastructure