Prasad Shetty is an urbanist based in Mumbai. He has studied architecture (KRVIA, Mumbai University) and urban management (Institute for Housing & Urban Development Studies, Rotterdam). He is one of the founder members of the urban research collective, CRIT. He also works with the Mumbai Metropolitan Region–Environment Improvement & Heritage Conservation Society and teaches at the Academy of Architecture, Mumbai. Earlier he has worked as an urban manager at the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority; has been a lecturer at the KRV Institute for Architecture; an Independent Fellow at the SARAI-CSDS, Delhi; 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, Eritrea, Canada, Italy, Turkey and Brazil.