PUBLICATIONS

My published works are a means to synthesize and share my scholarship and interests with other academics, students, and the general public. They range over a variety of formats, and key samples can be found in this section. 

Books | Articles | Reports | Book Reviews | Works in Progress

 

BOOKS

 

CITIES OF THE GLOBAL SOUTH READER

Co-Editor 2015

Faranak Miraftab and Neema Kudva, eds. The Cities of the Global South Reader pulls together a diverse set of readings from scholars across the world, some of which have been written specially for the volume, to provide an essential resource for a broad interdisciplinary readership at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in urban geography, urban sociology, and urban planning as well as disciplines related to international and development studies. The book can be found here.

RETHINKING INFORMALIZATION: PRECARIOUS JOBS, POVERTY, AND SOCIAL PROTECTION

Co-Editor 2005

Neema Kudva and Lourdes Benería, eds. This collection brings together an interdisciplinary group of researchers and activists to rethink informalization and the world of work. Together they explore the processes and reasons behind the growth of informal activities and the possibilities for generating decent work and equitable labor markets under the present conditions.

 

ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS

 

"AGAINST JUGAAD" EKISTICS AND THE NEW HABITAT

Co-Author 2020 (Forthcoming)

Special Issue on ‘India and Jugaad - The Impact of Innovation by The Resilient Indian Mind on Habitat. Guest Editor: Professor. Ar. Brinda Somaya.

ACQUIESCENCE IN THE FACE OF DISPOSSESSION IN THE MAHINDRA WORLD CITY SPECIAL ECONOMIC ZONE, TAMIL NADU, INDIA

Co-Author 2020

With Nidhi Subramanyam for Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space. The paper can be found here.

SLOW CONSERVATION IN THE NILGIRIS FIELD LEARNING CENTER: AN INTEGRATIVE MODEL OF EDUCATION, RESEARCH AND PRACTICE

Co-Author 2018

With Steven Wolf and Anita Varghese for Current Conservation. The article can be found here. Read eight student research briefs in the online journal here.

THE FUTURE CITY: CRITICAL INTERVENTIONS FOR EQUITY, DEBATE 3”

2018

In Kyle Farrell ed. Informal Urbanisms: Emergent Appr aches to Urban Transformation. Tigran Haas. (series ed.), Debates on Urbanism. KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. Helsinki: Opus Liberum.

SMALL CITIES, BIG ISSUES: INDIAN CITIES IN THE DEBATES ON URBAN POVERTY AND INEQUALITY

2015

In Faranak Miraftab, Ken Salo and David Wilson eds. Cities and Inequalities in a Global and Neoliberal World. London and New York: Routledge.

PLANNING MANGALORE: GARBAGE COLLECTION IN A SMALL INDIAN CITY

2013

In Gavin Shatkin ed. Contesting the Indian City: Global Visions and the Politics of the Local. Chichester: Wiley Blackwell.

PUTTING PEOPLE AT THE CENTER OF CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION PLANS: A VULNERABILITY APPROACH

Co-Author 2011

With Andrew Rumbach in Risk, Hazards and Crisis in Public Policy 2, 4: Article 2. Find it here.

CREATING SPACE FOR PARTICIPATION: THE ROLE OF ORGANIZATIONAL PRACTICE IN STRUCTURING YOUTH PARTICIPATION

Co-Author 2009

With David Driskell in Community Development: Journal of the Community Development Society 40, 4: 367-380. See more here.

EVERYDAY ETHICS: FRAMING YOUTH PARTICIPATION IN ORGANIZATIONAL PRACTICE

Co-Author 2009

With David Driskell for Les ateliers de l'éthique: La Revue du CRÉUM (The Journal of the Center for Research on Ethics, University of Montreal).

THE EVERYDAY AND THE EPISODIC, UNDERSTANDING THE SPATIAL AND POLITICAL IMPACTS OF INFORMALITY IN TWO INDIAN CITIES

2009

Environment and Planning A 41, 7: 1614-1628

(EN)GENDERING EFFECTIVE DECENTRALIZATION: THE EXPERIENCE OF WOMEN IN PANCHAYATI RAJ IN INDIA

Co-Author 2008

With Kajri Misra in Victoria Beard, Faranak Miraftab and Chris Silver eds. Planning and Decentralization: Contested Spaces for Public Action in the Global South. New York: Routledge.

CONCEPTUALIZING NGO-STATE RELATIONS IN KARNATAKA: CONFLICT AND COLLABORATION AMIDST ORGANIZATIONAL DIVERSITY

2008

in Gopal Kadekodi, Ravi Kanbur, and Vijayendra Rao, eds., Development in Karnataka: Challenges of Governance, Equity, and Empowerment. Delhi: Academic Press.

TEACHING PLANNING, CONSTRUCTING THEORY

2008

In Planning Theory and Practice 9, 3: 361-374.

GROWING UP IN THE NEW NEW YORK: YOUTH SPACE, CITIZENSHIP AND COMMUNITY CHANGE IN A HYPER-GLOBAL CITY

Co-Author 2008

With David Driskell and Carly Fox for the Special Issue on Children and Youth Geographies edited by Caitlin Cahill and Cindi Katz, Environment and Planning A 40, 12: 2831-2844.

GENDER QUOTAS, THE POLITICS OF PRESENCE AND THE FEMINIST PROJECT: WHAT DOES THE INDIAN EXPERIENCE TELL US?

Co-Author 2008

With Kajri Misra for Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 34, 1: 49-73.

SHAPING DEMOCRACY THROUGH ORGANIZATIONAL PRACTICE, THE NGOS OF THE TRIBAL JOINT ACTION COMMITTEE IN KARNATAKA, INDIA

2006

International Journal of Rural Management 2, 2: 227-243.

INFORMALITY IN URBAN SPACE: SPATIAL IMPLICATIONS AND POLITICAL CHALLENGES

2005

In Neema Kudva and Lourdes Benería, eds., Rethinking Informalization: Precarious Jobs, Poverty, and Social Protection. Pages 163-181. Ithaca, NY: Internet-First University Press.

STRONG STATES, STRONG NGOS

2005

In Mary Fainsod Katzenstein and Raka Ray eds., Social Movements in India: Poverty, Power, and Politics.  Boulder, Colorado: Rowman and Littlefield / New Delhi: Oxford University Press.

ADVOCACY IN THE NEW MELTING POT, REPORTS FROM FREMONT, CALIFORNIA, AND PORTLAND, MAINE

Co-Author 2008

With Peirre Clavel for Progressive Planning 159, 3: 25-28.

ENGINEERING ELECTIONS: THE EXPERIENCES OF WOMEN IN PANCHAYATI RAJ IN KARNATAKA, INDIA

2003

International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society, 16, 3: 445-464.

VISIONS OF MOVEMENT, EXHIBITION NOTES

Co-Author 1991

With Donlyn Lyndon for PLACES, Volume 7: 2.

 

REPORTS

 

MODEL: FIVE DIMENSIONS OF PARTICIPATION

Co-Author 2019

Neema Kudva and David Driskell. The summary by Stephen Abbott, Curator, ‘Organizing Engagement,’ Web-based resource funded by The Nellie Mae Education Foundation can be found here.

GOLDEN GATE NEIGHBORHOOD CONDITIONS

Co-Author 2019

Neema Kudva, David Driskell and students of the Urban Planning Process

Studio, Department of City and Regional Planning, UC Berkeley. Published by Common Archives, Oakland Public Library, Golden Gate Branch. With an introduction by Sue Mark, Cultural Researcher, and Erin Sanders, Manager, Golden Gate Branch Library. It can be found here.

TRANSFORMING PLANNING: 75 YEARS OF
CITY AND REGIONAL PLANNING AT CORNELL

Co-Editor 2010

Ann Forsyth and Neema Kudva. Publication to commemorate the

75th Anniversary of the Department of City and Regional Planning at Cornell University. Excerpts can be be found here.

"BUILDING RESILIENCE” WHAT MAKES US HUMAN, SEASON TWO. “WHERE IS
THE HUMAN IN CLIMATE CHANGE?” PODCAST

Author 2018

For Cornell University. The full recording can be found here

SELF-STUDY REPORT

Contributing Author 2013

Department of City and Regional Planning Cornell University, Planning Accreditation Board.

 

BOOK REVIEWS

 

2015

Daniel Brook. 2013. A History of Future Cities. New Global Studies (with Nidhi Subramanyam)

2014

Nikhil Rao. 2013. House But No Garden: Apartment Living in Bombay’s Suburbs, 1868-1964; Swati Chattopadhyay. 2012. Unlearning the City: Infrastructure in a New Optical Field. Journal of Architecture Education 68, 1: 134-136 (with Shoshana Goldstein)

2013

Katherine Boo. 2012. “Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity” Children, Youth and Environments Journal.

2012

Jan Gehl. 2010. “Cities for People.”  Journal for Architectural and Planning Research 29, 2: 172-174

2008

David Bell and Mark Jayne. 2006. “Small Cities: Urban Experience Beyond the Metropolis.” Urban Studies 45,1: 235-237

2007

Jane S. Jaquette and Gale Summerfield, eds. 2006. “Women and Gender Equity in Development Theory and Practice.” Planning Theory 6, 2: 205-208.

Jane S. Jaquette and Gale Summerfield, eds. 2006. “Women and Gender Equity in Development Theory and Practice.” Planning Theory 6, 2: 205-208.

 

WORKS IN PROGRESS

 

CROSSING BOUNDARIES EVERYDAY: ONE PEDAGOGICAL EXERCISE AT THE NILGIRIS FIELD LEARNING CENTER

Autor

Presentation for ACSP 2020, part of pre-organized session and planned special issue on ‘Reflections on Critical International Studio Pedagogy’.

ACQUIESCENCE, A CAUTIONARY TALE FOR PLANNERS

Co-Author

Neema Kudva and Nidhi Subramanyam for JAPA, Viewpoint.

PLANNING IN ABSENCE: ON KNOWLEDGE, DATA, PROCESS AND MUDDLING THROUGH

Author

Working title.

URBAN SOUTH ASIA WRIT SMALL

Editor

Based on the international conference held at Cornell in 2018.

THE ORDINARY AND THE EXCEPTIONAL IN A SMALL CITY REGION

Author

Working title, monograph.

 
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