About Mansi Shah is an architect-urban designer. She is currently teaching in CEPT University in the Faculty of Planning. Prior to this, she was engaged in a research project on Himalayan architecture and co-authored the book “Prathaa: Kath-khuni architecture of Himachal Pradesh”. Her work is particularly in urban agriculture and localization of food production thereby fostering connections between people and environment. She also works on independent research projects on different subjects under Ahmedabad Mapping project, City water walks and Pocket-garden. With keen interest in pedagogy she has carried out several projects to explore innovative ways to support learning experience for students.