Academic Profile : Faculty

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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)
Journal Articles (Central)
Das, D., Lim, N.D., & Aravind, P (2022). Developing a Smart and Sustainable Campus in Singapore. Sustainability, 14(21), 1-18.

Das, D., & Zhang, J.J. (2021). Pandemic in a Smart City: S ingapore's Covid-19 Management through Technology and Society. Urban Geography, 42(3), 408-416.

Das, D. (2020). In Pursuit of being Smart? A critical analysis of India's smart cities endeavor. Urban Geography, 41(1), 55-78.

Das, D. & Skelton, T. (2020). Hydrating Hyderabad: Rapid urbanisation, water scarcity and the difficulties and possibilities of human flourishing. Urban Studies, 57(7), 1553-1569.

Das, D. & Safini, H. (2018). Water Insecurity in Urban India: Looking through a Gendered Lens on Everyday Urban Living. Environment and Urbanization Asia, 9(2), 178-197.

Irvine, K. Chang, C.H., Seow, T., Das, D. & Loc, H.H. (2021). Framing Human-Environment Geography Connections through Waterscapes: A Geographic Lens for Teaching and Learning about Water Resources. Research in Geographic Education, 22(2), 21 - 48.

Das, D. (2018). India 's Recent Development Dynamics and Challenges. Space and Culture,India, 5(3), 1-4.

Das, D. (2017). Urban Liveability of South Asian Cities. Geography Digest, 2(3), 9-16.

Das, D.; Lam, T. (2016). High-Tech Utopianism: Chinese and Indian Science Parks in the Neoliberal Turn. BJHS themes: British Journal for the History of Science, 49, -.

Irvine, K.N., Chang, C.H., Das, D., Chatterjee, K., Seow, T., and Wu, B.S. (2016). Greenspace and urban sustainable living. Geobuzz, 2016(null), 6-9.

Das, D. (2015). Hyderabad: Visioning, restructuring and making of a high-tech city. Cities, 43(March), 48-58.

Das, D. (2015). Making of High-tech Hyderabad: Mapping neoliberal networks and splintering effects. Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography, 36(2), 231-248.

Das, D. (2014). From Classroom to t he Field and Back: Understanding the Ways Fieldwork Empowers Geographic Learning. HSSE Online, 3(2), 14-22.

Bunnell, T., & Das, D. (2010). Urban Pulse - A Geography of Serial Seduction: Urban policy transfer from Kuala Lumpur to Hyderabad. Urban Geography, 31(3), 277 - 284.

Das, D. K., & Narayanan, K. (2005). Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and India's Development: Achievements, Prospects and Challenges Ahead. Journal of Services Research, 5(Special Issue), 93 - 108.

Books (Central)
Choudhary, B.K., Kumar, A., Das, D. (Ed.). (2020). City, Space and Politics in Global South (PP. 466). New Delhi: Routledge.

Book Chapters (Central)
Lim, D.Y., & Das, D. (2022). Digging Deeper: deep wells, bore-wells and water tankers in peri-urban Hyderabad. In Narain, V., & Roth, D. (Eds.), Periurban water security, conflicts and cooperation in South Asia: Flows across frontiers(PP. 89-103). Singapore: Springer Nature.

Lim, D.Y., Yankai, H., & Das, D. (2022). Policy Learning through Fieldwork Engagement: A Geography classroom ' fieldwork assessment on issues of water for policy understanding. In Nair, S., & Varma, N. (Eds.), Emerging P edagogies for Public Policy Education in Asia(PP. 227-236). Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan.

Das, D., & Seow, T. (2021). Tracing the Changing Meaning(s) of a Heritage Space through Geographical Fieldwork. In Sim, Y.H., & Sim, H.H. (Eds .), Fieldwork in Humanities Education in Singapore(PP. 297-308). Singapore: Springer.

Chang, F.Das, D. (2020). Smart Nation Singapore: Developing policies for a citizen-oriented smart city initiative. In D. Kundu, R. Sietchiping, & M. Kinyanjui (Eds.), Developing National Urban Policies: Ways Forward to Smart and Green Cities(PP. NA). Singapore: Springer.

Das, D. (2019). Smart City. In Orum, A. (Ed.), The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Urban and Regional Studies(PP. 1865-1871). New York: Wiley Blackwell.

B.K. Choudhary & D. Das (2020). Urban Governance under Neoliberalism: Increasing Centralization or Participatory Decentralization?. In R. Thakur, A. Dutt, S. Thakur, & G. Pomeroy (Eds.), Urban and Regional Planning and Development: 20th Century Forms and 21st Century Transformations(PP. 303-31 2). New York: Springer.

Choudhary, B.K., Kumar, A., Das, D. (2019). Introduction: City, Space and Politics in Global South. In Choudhary, B.K., Kumar, A., Das, D. (Ed.), City, Space and Politics in Global South(PP. 1-7). New Delhi: Manohar Publishers.

Das, D., Chatterjea, K. (2018). Learn ing in the field ' a conceptual approach to field-based learning in Geography. In Chang, C.H., Irvine, K., Wu, B.S., Seow, T. (Ed.), Learning Geography beyond the traditional classroom ' examples from Southeast Asia(PP. 11-33). Singapore: Springer.

Das, D., Choudhary, B.K. (2018). From 'Ru ral' to 'Urban' India: Transforming a nation's identity through serial urban renewals. In Diener, A.C., Hagen, J. (Ed.), The City as Power: Urban Space, Place, and National Identity(PP. 221-234). New York: Rowman & Littlefield.

Das, D. (2016). Sub-national neoliberalism through city restructuring and policy boosterism: A case of Hyderabad, India. In Wang, J.Oakes, T.Yang, Y. (Ed.), Making cultural city in Asia: Mobility, assemblage, and the politics of aspirational urbanism(PP. 53-68). London: Routledge.

Das, D. (2012). Ordinary Lives in Extraordinary Cyberabad. In Perera, N., & Tang, W.S. (Eds.), The Transforming Asian Cities: Intellectual impasse, Asianizing space, and emerging translocalities(PP. 112 - 122). Abingdon: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.

Conference Papers (Central)
Conference Papers Published in Proceedings

Das, D, Skelton, T. (2017, March). Hydrating Hyderabad: rapid urbanization, water scarcity/plenty, and human flourishing/resilience. In Douglass, M., Rigg, J., Miller, M. (Ed.), Resilient Cities for Human Flourishing: Governing the Asia-Pacific Urban Transition in the Anthropocene, 1, 0.

Conference Papers Without Proceedings

Das, D. (2019, April). The Making of Singapore in Amaravati: Policy mobility, praxis, and challenges of planning a smart capital. Paper presented at American Association of Geographers Annual M eeting 2019, Washington DC, United States.

Das, D. (2018, April). Hydrating Hyderabad: Geographies of water distribution, privatization andeveryday practices. Paper presented at AAG Annual Conference 2018, New Orleans, United States.

Das, D. (2017, November). Geographies of water (in)s ecurity, privatization and everyday practices. Paper presented at Southeast Asia Geography Association (SEAGA)Conference 2017, Jakarta, Indonesia.

Das, D. (2016, April). Of sub-national entrepreneurialism, (urban) policy mobility and the making of smart cities. Paper presented at Americ an Association of Geographers' Annual Meeting, San Francisco, United States.

Das, D. (2015, April). Back to the future? Travel of Southeast Asian city models to India. Paper presented at American Association of Geographers' Annual Meeting, 2015, Chicago, United States.

Das, D (2015, Febru ary). Worlding Cities, Cyberising Spaces and Grounded Realities. Paper presented at 36th Indian Institute of Geographers' Congress and International Seminar on Environmental Changes and Challenges, 2015, Guwahati, India.

Das, D. (2014, August). Cyberisation of Hyderabad: Exploring human geographies of splintering urbanism. Paper presented at Royal Geographical Society Annual Conference, London, London, United Kingdom.

Keynote Speeches & Editorship of Special Issues (Central)

Other Research Outputs/Projects (Central)

Professional Articles

Das, D. (2015, April). GeoBuzz - Geography Teachers' Association of Singapore newsletter SEAGA Fieldtrip and Conference, 2014, 5(1), -.

Technical Reports or Monographs

Das, D.Skelton, T.Rao, A.N.Nagasubbarao, G. (2014, December). City & Neighbourhood Report: Hyderabad, India, 28.

Workshops and Seminars

Skelton, T.Das, D. (2013, November). Comparative Urbanism Research in Asia: Conundrums, communication and collaboration.