SUPTENDU P. BISWAS is an urban theorist, who works on the overlapping fields of design and planning in areas of built environment, spatial equity, landscape urbanism, urban heritage and socio-cultural studies. An architect, urban designer and planning professional, he has been involved in consultancy, teaching, research and writing for almost three decades. His multifaceted works have been presented, published and exhibited in India and abroad. A recipient of Senior Fellowship from the Ministry of Culture, Government of India, Dr Biswas is also one of the partners of VSPB Associates, an international award-winning architecture, urban design and landscape firm in New Delhi, a visiting faculty member of post-graduate courses at the School of Planning and Architecture (SPA), New Delhi, and one of the founder trustees of SEARCH, a Kolkata-based charitable trust working on urban sustainability and related spheres. He graduated from B.E. College (IIEST), Shibpur, and did his post-graduation and doctorate from SPA. His first book, Assorted City (2015), was critically acclaimed and nominated among top five urban writings. He also co-edited Blue Lines of Kolkata (2017), a book on ideas and proposals about the canals of Kolkata. Dr Biswas is a keen observer of politics and urbanity and its inter-relationships.