Prasad Shetty is an urbanist based in Mumbai. He has studied architecture (B-Arch, KRVIA, Mumbai University) and urban management (MA-Urban Management, Institute for Housing & Urban Development Studies, Rotterdam, the Netherlands). He is one of the founder members of the School of Environment and Architecture and currently works at the school as Professor and Dean. He is also one of the founder members of the Collective Research Initiative Trust urban research collective, which has been involved in urban research activities on the city of Mumbai. Earlier he has worked with the MMRDA (Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority), MMR - Heritage and Environment Society, Academy of Architecture and Kamla Raheja Institute for Architecture. He has also worked as a consulting urban management expert to the Town Administration of Mendefera, Eritrea; and an expert member to the Dadra–Nagar Haveli Planning & Development Authority. His work involves research and teaching on contemporary Indian urbanism with specific focus on architecture; cultural aspects of urban economy and property; housing; and entrepreneurial practices. He has a wide range of publications, and has exhibited his works / delivered lectures in India, US, The Netherlands, Germany, Spain, France, Eritrea, Canada, Italy, Turkey, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Brazil.