Vice Chair and Associate Professor of Urban Planning in the Luskin School of Public Affairs at UCLA
Vinit Mukhija is Vice Chair and Associate Professor of Urban Planning in the Luskin School of Public Affairs at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His research focuses on informal housing in developing countries and “Third World-like” housing (including colonias, unpermitted mobile home communities, and illegal garage apartments) in the United States. His work also examines how planners and urban designers in both developing and developed countries can learn from each other, and from the everyday and informal city. Mukhija is the author of Squatters as Developers? Slum Redevelopment in Mumbai (Ashgate), and the coeditor of The Informal American City (MIT Press). He holds a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.