Vinayak Bharne, Urban Designer, City Planner – United States

Principal & Director of Design, Moule & Polyzoides Architects and Urbanists

Adjunct Associate Professor of Urbanism, University of Southern California

Vinayak Bharne is an award-winning urban design and city planning practitioner, educator, author and public speaker based in Los Angeles. He is Principal and Director of Design at the internationally known architecture and planning firm, Moule & Polyzoides; Adjunct Associate Professor (Adjunct) of Urbanism at the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California (USC), and Executive Editor of the quarterly My Liveable City.

His professional work ranges from new towns, neighborhood and district master plans, mobility plans, inner-city revitalization, resort-villages, campuses and housing for corporate, private and institutional clients; to urban regulations, policies and strategic advising for government and non-government agencies in the United States, Canada, India, Australia, China, United Arab Emirates, Panama, Kenya and Mauritius. His projects have received numerous local and national awards including the 2013 National Award for Smart Growth Achievement – Overall Excellence by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

Bharne is the author/editor of four books, including “The Emerging Asian City: Concomitant Urbanities & Urbanisms” (Routledge, 2012), and the forthcoming “Routledge Companion of Global Heritage Conservation” (Routledge 2018). Profiled as an emerging thought leader by World Architecture News in 2013, he currently serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Architecture & Urbanism in London, Board of Directors of Pasadena Heritage in Los Angeles, and Advisory Board of the Indian Cities Foundation in New Delhi.