Manish Chalana, MArch, MLA, PhD
Assistant Professor, Urban Design and Planning
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Landscape Architecture
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Jackson School of International Studies
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My research and teaching interests emphasize three themes: historic preservation planning, international planning and development; and urban history. In this work I draw on my academic training as well as my professional and personal experiences in both the United States and my native India. Within historic preservation planning, I focus on three areas: 1) planning for large-scale cultural resources; 2) preservation of vernacular environments; and 3) preservation planning in India. My work on international planning and development focuses on India in both urban and rural contexts. In the urban context I focus on spatial restructuring, particularly its impact on historic neighborhoods associated with low-income communities. In rural India, I am working with remote mountain communities, looking specifically at how planning and development work occurs in those regions. Finally, I am interested in multicultural urban history and its relationships to planning and preservation, with a particular interest in the urban experiences of minority groups, immigrants, and women in the Pacific Northwest. My research has been supported by grants and fellowships from the National Park Service, Graham Foundation, Rocky Mountain Nature Association, Rocky Mountain Cooperative Ecosystem Study Unit, Colorado Historical Society, Royalty Research Funds (UW); King County's Cultural Service Agency—4Culture, Washington State Department of Ecology and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. I teach specialty and international studios on topics of urban design, urban planning and historic preservation. In addition I teach a course each on American Urban History (URBDP 565), Digital Design Practicum (URBDP 573), Intro to Preservation Planning (URBDP 585), and Preservation and the Vernacular Environment (URBDP 587).
- URBDP 565 American Urban History »
- URBDP 573 Digital Design Practicum »
- URBDP 585 Intro to Preservation Planning »
- URBDP 587 Preservation and the Vernacular Environment »
Urban Design and Historic Preservation Planning Studios and Study Abroad
“Bombay Dreams: Urban Transformation and the Informal Sector in Mumbai, India.” in The Emerging Asian City: Traditions, Tensions and Transformations, Ed. Bharne, Vinayak. Invited Book Chapter. Routledge Press. Forthcoming. 2012.
“Of Mills and Malls: The Future of Urban Industrial Heritage in Neo-liberal Mumbai.” Future Anterior. Forthcoming. 2012.
“With Heritage So Wild: Cultural Landscape Inventory in the US National Parks.” Journal of Preservation Education and Research. Volume 3, 2011. pp 1-16.
“Slumdogs vs. Millionaires: Balancing Vernacular Environments and Global Modernity in Mumbai, India.” Journal of Architectural Education, 2010: 63(2), pp. 25-37.
“The Pay Streak Spectacle: Representations of Race and Gender in the Amusement Quarters of the AYP Exposition.” Pacific Northwest Quarterly, 2009 Winter, pp. 23-35.
“Historic Context and National Register Eligibility for Colorado Irrigation Ditches and Canals.” CRM: The Journal of Heritage Stewardship. 2006. 3(2), pp. 88-93. (with Michael Holleran).
"Cultural Landscapes of the USA’s National Parks.” Context. 2005. No. 92, pp. 16-20
- Seattle URM Buildings Report (click on "preservation preparedness" for access to full report) »
- Linking Toxic Cleanup and Redevelopment Across the States: Sessions from Washington State »
- 1909 Alaska-Yukon–Pacific Exposition Walking Tour Brochure and Web page (with Thaisa Way) »
- Pritchard Park Planning and Design Project »
- Statewide Historic Context Study: Irrigation Ditches and Canals. For the Colorado Historical Society (with Michael Holleran) »
- Rocky Mountain National Park: Historic Structures Survey »
- Integrated Rural Planning and Development in the Upper Himalayas (PDF 4.27MB)
- Broadway Beckons: Invigorating the Spine of Capitol Hill: State (APA award winning project) (PDF 14.90MB)
- Mining the Memory II: Black Diamond Oral History Project (Executive summary) (PDF 197KB)
- Envisioning A Gateway Park for Bainbridge Island: Pritchard Park Planning Report (PDF 17.54MB)