B.Arch (University of Mumbai, 1990)
Ph.D. (CEPT University, 2018)
1990-2007: Architectural practice
2007-2011: Independent researcher and writer
2011-2019: Assistant Professor, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
2019- : Associate Professor, IIT Bombay
Fulbright Doctoral and Professional Fellowship (2008-09)
US 609 Introduction to Urban Design
US 614 Urban Space: Issues and Perspectives
US 611 Urban Design and Engineering Lab
Urban Parallax: Policy and the City in Contemporary India. (Co-edited with Amita Bhide) New Delhi: Yoda Press and Aga Khan Agency for the Habitat. 2018.
Space for Engagement: The Indian Artplace and a Habitational Approach to Architecture. Kolkata: Seagull Books. 2008.
Schindler, S., Gillespie, T., Banks, N., Bayırbağ, M. K., Burte, H., Kanai, J. M., & Sami, N. (2020). Deindustrialization in cities of the Global South. Area Development and Policy, 5(3), 283-304
Burte, H. “Rethinking the space of infrastructure,” Marg, Vol.71 1:, 2019, pp.12-19,
Burte, H. and Kamath, L. ‘The Violence of Worlding: Producing Space in Neoliberal Durban, Mumbai and Rio de Janeiro’, in Economic & Political Weekly (2017). ISSN (Online) – 2349-8846
“Engine Urbanism”, in ‘The Contemporary Urban Conundrum’ special double issue of India International Centre Quarterly. Volume 43, Nos. 3-4 (Winter 2016-Spring 2017). Pp 199-209. ISSN No. 0376 9771
Burte, H. ‘The “Smart City” Card’, in Economic & Political Weekly, Vol XLIX No.46, November 15, 2014 ISSN (Online) 2349-8846
‘Intentions, Design and Outcomes: Reflections on IHSDP in Maharashtra’ in Economic & Political Weekly, Vol XLIX No.22, May 31, 2014. ISSN (Online) – 2349-8846
‘The Gandhi of Spatial Delight’ in Economic & Political Weekly, Vol XLII No.18. ISSN (Online) – 2349-8846
Guest editor of special issues
‘Infrastructure as space: Development and its (Dis)contents.’ Marg. September-December 2019.
‘Social sustainability.’ Architecture + Design. Special Issue, March 2014.
‘The City of Pune,’ Architecture + Design, Special Issue dedicated to the urban history, problems, heritage and architecture of Pune. Nov-Dec 1993
“Inspiration: Laurie Baker (India)”, in Marcel Vellinga (ed), Encyclopedia of the Vernacular Architecture of the World 2 (Fully Revised 2nd Edition. 1st Edition editor: Paul Oliver), Bloomsbury Academic, London (Forthcoming)
“The Play of Place”, in Andrew Filmer and Juliet Rufford (eds.) Performing Architectures, Bloomsbury Academic, London (2018). Pp 67-82.
“Underplaces: Flying over (and) Differential Space in Mumbai”, in Dorian Wiszniewski (ed), Bombay City Wise: PARA-Situation Mumbai. The University of Edinburgh. 2016. ISBN 978-0-9573892-5-0
Entry on ‘Contemporary Indian Architecture’ in the Dictionary of Contemporary India , Frederic Landy (ed.), Armand Colin, Paris, 2010 [French translation] ISBN 10- 978-2200352479. [Arman Colin are top rung publishers of Encyclopedias and Dictionaries in French. F. Landy is a leading French researcher of contemporary India]
“Introduction” (with Amita Bhide), in Amita Bhide and Himanshu Burte (eds.) Urban Parallax: Policy and the City in Contemporary India, New Delhi: Yoda Press and Aga Khan Agency for the Habitat, India. 2018.
“Out of Time: Policy temporality and urban process,” in Amita Bhide and Himanshu Burte (eds.) Urban Parallax: Policy and the City in Contemporary India. New Delhi: Yoda Press and Aga Khan Agency for the Habitat, India. 2018.
‘The Abstract Nature of Building’, in Kanchi Kohli and Manju Menon (eds.). Business Interests and the Environmental Crisis. New Delhi: Sage. 2016. Pp 60-83.
‘Incubating Indian Modernism’, in Suchitra Balasubrahmanyan and Sharmila Sagara (eds.) Ahmedabad 600: Portraits of a City. Mumbai: Marg Publications, 2011. pp 64-79. [Marg magazines and books are widely considered equivalent to peer-reviewed publications in leading humanities institutions like School of Arts and Aesthetics, JNU]
“Artless Objects: Post-Independence Architecture in Bombay.” In Pauline Rohtagi, Pheroza Godrej & Rahul Mehrotra (eds.), Bombay to Mumbai. Mumbai: Marg Publications. 1997. pp. 278- 295
‘The Unsustainable Culture of Building’, in ‘Design for Everyone.’ Mumbai Aga Khan Planning and Building Service, India. 2013. Pp 91-96
“Performers as Placemakers”, Theatre Engineering and Architecture, Volume 5 – Planning and Architecture , Proceedings of the Theatre Engineering and Architecture 2006 Conference on Modern Staging Technology and Performing Arts Buildings. 2007. pp. PA 4-2 to7.
“A Mosque and a Tomb: Ibrahim Rauza”, in Eternal Stone, Gautam Bhatia (ed.). New Delhi: Penguin India, 2000, pp.69-77.
“Not This, Not That and Lots Besides: The Post-Modern Spirit and Indian Art” in Fifty Years of Indian Art, edited Conference Proceedings. Mumbai: Mohile-Parikh Center for the Visual Arts, NCPA, Mumbai. January 1997. pp.163-171.
“Launching off From the Backyard- on the Need for a Design Theory for the Indian Public Place.” In Rahul Mehrotra & Guenter Nest, eds., Public Places-Bombay. pp. 44-49, Max Mueller Bhavan, Bombay & Urban Design Research Institute, 1996.
Smarter Urbanisation, not (just) smart cities, (co-authored with Amita Bhide) a discussion paper published by National Centre for Advocacy Studies, New Delhi.
Affordable Housing by the State (co-authored with Amita Bhide, Smita Waingankar, Simpreet Singh), published by Centre for Urban Policy and Governance, School of Habitat Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, 2014
Gunthewaris in Maharashtra – Perspectives and Issues (co-authored with Amita Bhide, Smita Waingankar, Simpreet Singh), published by Centre for Urban Policy and Governance, School of Habitat Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, 2014
Burte, Himanshu “Thinking through place: Displacement and resettlement in Mumbai,” RC 21 (Annual Meeting of Research Committee on Urban and Regional Development, of International Sociological Association),2019, New Delhi.
Infrastructures of Sustainability, 2020-2023. Seed grant from IIT Bombay.