Jaideep Gupte - Research Fellow and Cities Cluster Co-Leader
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Jaideep Gupte is a Research Fellow and a Leader of the Cities Cluster at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex. He is also a convenor of the MA in Poverty and Development. Jaideep's research is on urban violence, poverty and development. He was formerly a Research Fellow at the Urban Design Research Institute, Mumbai.
Other research interests and expertise include micro-level politics and economics of slum resettlement, informal justice/security in slums, and using GIS/GPS aided mobile data collection platforms for spatial research. He occasionally contributes opinion pieces and reports to Indian national dailies.
He has primary research experience in South Asia (India, Bangladesh, Nepal) and sub-Saharan Africa (Sudan, Nigeria).
Futures Workshop on Cities, Violence and Order: The Challenges and Complex Taxonomy of Security Provision in Cities of Tomorrow
Inclusive Urbanisation and Cities in the Twenty-First CenturyIDS Evidence Report 220 (2017)
In academic and policy discourse, urbanisation and cities are currently receiving a great deal of attention, and rightly so. Both have been central to the enormous transformation the world has been going through during the past few centuries. More details
‘These Streets Are Ours’: Mumbai’s Urban Form and Security in the VernacularPeacebuilding (2017)
Using detailed case study material from a group of inner-city neighbourhoods in Mumbai, India, the article suggests that urban form in its physical, political and historical characterisations not only influences how vigilante protection operates, but also interacts in a non-benign manner with the mechanics by which the state endeavours to control violence. More details
Creating Safe and Inclusive Cities That Leave No One BehindIDS Policy Briefing 128 (2016)
Half of humanity now lives in urban areas, and a growing number of cities are leading the way in generating global GDP. However, cities have increasingly become key loci of violence over the last 50 years, which particularly affects the most marginalised. More details
Creating Safe and Inclusive Cities That Leave No One Behind: Seven Key Pathways to Actualising the Principles of the New Urban Agenda
This paper serves as a background note for the Habitat III side-event ‘Creating Safe and Inclusive Cities That Leave No One Behind’. It brings together research and practice to understand how well-managed urbanisation can revitalise urban spaces that had either been lost to violence or suffered from a lack of access to basic services and neglect. More details
The Dialectics of Urban Form and ViolenceIDS Bulletin 47.2 (2016)
Violence is increasingly a defining characteristic of urban living in both conflict and non-conflict settings. This has important consequences for the relatively under-researched links between urban violence, the processes of state building, and wider development goals. More details
'Middle Cities' - Are We Forgetting to Nurture the Engines of Our Future Growth?10 Jun 2013
By Jaideep Gupte
‘Middle Cities’ - The engines of our future growth?23 May 2013
By Jaideep Gupte
Safety for the urban poor - taxonomy of security provision in cities09 Oct 2012
By Jaideep Gupte
Mentions in the media
Five ways to plan the cities of the future03 Jan 2017
Hindustan Times e-Paper - Hindustan Times07 Mar 2016
Four Glaring Holes in Modi’s ‘Vikas’ Agenda13 Nov 2015
LETTERS THAT GREETED MODI IN BRITAIN13 Nov 2015
Related Programmes and Centres:
Addressing and Mitigating Violence; Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia.
Central and South Asia; Sub Saharan Africa; Bangladesh; India; Nigeria.