Dr. Solomon J Benjamin

Qualifications :

       1996 Ph.D. Department of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
       1985 M. S. Arch. S.  MIT Cambridge Massachusetts
       1982 B.Arch. School of Planning and Architecture New Delhi 

Research Areas and Focus:

       a) The Urban as a Trans-National Space
       b) Local Government’s Land in Economy’s Trans-National Eco-System
       c) Multiple Territorial logics beyond the Metropolitan Context
       d) Critical art practice as Urban Theorization: 

Courses with significant China Material :

       1) HS 7002: Urban Land in the Global South: Opportunity and Challenges 
       2) HS 7006: Future Urbans: relational perspectives of Chinese, East Asian and Indian Cities
       3) HS 7026  INFRASTRUCTURE & HOUSING: Opportunities and Challenges

Other Urban Courses:

      2) HS 3012 Urbanisation and Development
      3) HS 3024 Research Methods and Program Evaluation 

Significant contribution to the Urban Studies Discipline :

      ‘Occupancy Urbanism’ (2008, 2014) 
      ‘Multiple Logics of Urbanism’ (2015) 
      Social Embeddings of Land Titles (2011, 15)


     Jobs, land and urban development: The economic of success of small manufacturers in East Delhi, 1991 India. Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Honours & Significant International Conferences including keynotes:

  2015-19: Steering committee of the International Critical Geography Group (ICGG) 2015-onwards; Member of East Asian Regional Conference in Alternative Geography (EARCAG);
  2015 : Nehru Memorial Library Public Lecture: Rethinking the Urban: Framing Land, Economy, & Local Government to conceptualize India’s and China’s co-produced urbanism in their series:  Cities in History Friday 16th October 
  2016 June: invited residency in HK (June 2016) as member of “15 Invitations” of the Asia Art Archive (AAA) Hong Kong 20th Anniversary Celebration Series. AAA is supported by The Hong Kong Arts Development Council, and brings together well known artists from Mainland China, HK, Korea, Taiwan, Japan.


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