Harshad Bhatia is a skilled urban designer, architect, ekistics intellectual and writer-editor based in Mumbai. He is a 1981 graduate and gold medallist from the Sir J.J. College of Architecture, Mumbai University, and a 1984 postgraduate and gold medallist from the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi. His professional firm, since 1986, has dealt with a wide range of projects. He is now a solo practitioner, tenure professor at Rizvi College of Architecture and visiting faculty in other local colleges. An innovative communicator, he has been invited to present papers at various conferences and his writing is featured in dailies, magazines and refereed journals.