Jigna Desai

Professor, CEPT University and Head of Center for Heritage Conservation

Experts Meeting: Home/Family and Climate Change
Working Paper | Thresholds of connected living: The inner city of Ahmedabad

Professor Jigna Desai is founder and head of the Center for Heritage Conservation at CEPT University. In this role, she collaborates on pioneering international research projects, engages with government, city administration, industries, and communities to inform best practices and policies for heritage conservation. Her overseas work includes heritage monitoring missions, evaluations and advice for the International Council for Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), World Heritage Committee and World Monuments Fund. She is also a Visiting Professor at Nottingham Trent University, and has written extensively on architecture, heritage conservation and world heritage issues in India. Her most notable book is, Equity in Heritage Conservation, The Case of Ahmedabad (Routledge, 2019).  Jigna is also a co-founder of a small, award-winning architecture practice, JMA Design Co. where she brings resource conservation perspective to architectural design processes at all scales.