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Dr. Kiran Shinde is the convener of the Community Planning and Development Program at La Trobe University in Victoria, Australia. His research draws on his vast experience as a planner in India, Australia and Thailand. He is currently working on two projects: examining the Buddhist heritage and tourism circuit in India; and investigating environmental challenges in ten pilgrimage sites in Maharashtra.
What gets you excited about work?
I get excited about opportunities to explore and unpack the many layers of cultural heritage and how they intersect with challenges around managing urban growth. I am particularly interested in how the cultural and religious domains in heritage cities influence tourism planning and management.
What’s the best part of your work?
I believe my work (both in teaching and research) offers ways of enriching life around me.