Vinayak Bharne is Director of Design at Moule & Polyzoides Architects & Urbanists and a joint faculty of urbanism and planning at the Sol Price School of Public Policy and the School of Architecture at the University of Southern California
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Vinayak Bharne is Director of Design at Moule & Polyzoides Architects & Urbanists in Pasadena, California, and a joint faculty of urbanism and planning at the Sol Price School of Public Policy and the School of Architecture at the University of Southern California. He has worked extensively with private and municipal clients in the United States, Canada, United Arab Emirates, Panama, Kenya and Mauritius. His projects have been consistently exhibited and published, and recognized with numerous local and national awards from the American Planning Association, Congress for the New Urbanism & the American Institute of Architects.
He is the Editor of "The Emerging Asian City: Concomitant Urbanities & Urbanisms" (2012), co-author of "Rediscovering the Hindu Temple: The Sacred Architecture & Urbanism of India" (2012) and contributing author of several books including "Planning Los Angeles" (2012), "Los Angeles: Building the Polycentric Region" (2005), and "Aesthetics of Sustainable Architecture" (2011). His current research focuses on the intersection of sustainability, public policy, urbanism and the global water crisis.
He serves as a contributing editor of Kyoto Journal in Japan, expert commentator in The Urban Vision think tank in India, Resource Council member of the Form Based Codes Institute in Chicago, and Advisory Board member of the international non-profit Global Urban Development.
The Promise of China's Eurocentricism
Can we transform China’s Eurocentric towns from architectural caricatures into urban catalysts, and from one-dimensional exports, into reflective antidotes to the unequivocal and rapacious sprawl that continues to ravage its urban landscape?
From Sparks of Brilliance to Waves of Reform
Bottom-up urbanism, now becoming increasingly popular in the academy under the rubrics of “do-it-yourself (DIY) urbanism”; “guerilla urbanism”; “tactical urbanism” etc., are the surest sparks of brilliance and hope for our urban future.