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Mohit Dhingra

Mohit Dhingra is an architect, educator with specialization in conservation from University of Edinburgh UK, with over 14 years of work experience with governmental, nongovernmental and academic organizations, he has developed specialism within India in a range of ambitious projects involving participatory planning, implementation and advocacy. He was the recipient of Charles Wallace Conservation fellowship for the year 2012 and believe in the notion that “Culture itself can be the catalyst for Social and Economic development”, of challenged historic cities , reflection of which can be seen in his associations with Aga Khan Trust for Culture Historic Cities Program, Stenness – Brodgar Conservation, World Bank, Cities Alliance technical assistance, World Monument Fund, Archaeological survey of India , National Culture fund to name the few. He was associated with National Institute of Urban Affairs as State Coordinator for World Bank-Cities Alliance Technical Assistance for historic cities in India primarily involved in formulating strategies, accelerating interdepartmental convergence initiatives, conducting capacity building workshops for concerned administrative officers and elected representatives in the historic cities. He is also part of the pool of expert “Change Management” at Capacity Building for European Capital of Culture and is currently associated with various educational institutes in India, actively involved in bridging the gap between architectural education and community through spearheading creative exercises.