The Street: An Urban Ecology | Vikas Mehta | TEDxUCincinnati

Dr. Mehta see our cities differently, challenging our understanding the diverse role and impact of the world’s concrete rivers.

Vikas Mehta is interested in various dimensions of urbanity through the exploration of place as a social and ecological setting and as a sensorial art. His work focuses on the role of design and planning in creating a more responsive, equitable, stimulating and supportive environment. This work emphasizes the sense of place and place distinctiveness, design and visualization of urban places and activities, and cities and regions as just, equitable and sustainable living systems. Dr. Mehta has developed new measures of sociability that have advanced existing methods to study human behavior in public spaces.

Vikas Mehta is the Fruth/Gemini Chair, the Ohio Eminent Scholar of Urban/Environmental Design and Associate Professor of Urbanism, School of Planning, College of DAAP at the University of Cincinnati. He is currently completing a 4-volume anthology titled Public Space: Critical Concepts in Built Environment.

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