There is a need for change in the way our cities are shaped, understood and managed. Any change here is woven with the threads of power, money, principle and perception. For the architect who intends to be a changemaker of cities and its spaces, there is politics, profession and passion that get embroidered into this fabric of change. Dr Patel's work in the past couple of decades has shown that change-making of the cities is contentious but has to happen. He has been weaving this fabric with conviction and cleverness, across Education and Practice.
The discussion is divided into two parts, first on Practice and then on Education. The following themes will be discussed-
Economics of Public Projects
Politics of Urban Design
Business of Architecture
Discipline or Profession
Pedagogy - Creative Genius or Collaborator/ Knowledge or Sense
University or Marketplace