Founder and Director of Sustainable Urbanism International, Jyoti Hosagrahar is an expert on cities, their architecture, history, culture, planning, and sustainable development.
Hosagrahar's work has focused on cultural and historical understandings of modernity and urban development in South and Southeast Asia. She advises on urban development, historic conservation, and cultural sustainability issues in Asia. She serves as an expert for UNESCO on historic cities. Hosagrahar is Adj. Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation as well as the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, New York. She has previously taught at the University of Oregon, Eugene, and the University of California, Berkeley where she also earned her Ph.D. Hosagrahar is the author of Indigenous Modernities: Negotiating Architecture and Urbanism (Architext Series, Routledge, 2005) awarded a 2005-2007 book prize by the International Planning History Society. She has been the recipient of grants from the Graham Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Institute of Indian Studies.