Chandan Deuskar is a doctoral student in City and Regional Planning at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design. His research interests include rapid urbanization in the developing world and its relationship with urban poverty and economic growth, the political economy of slums, the spatial form of cities, and urban land issues. Since 2011 he has worked for the World Bank on urban development in Indonesia, Vietnam, Mongolia, Vanuatu, Haiti, Palestine, and elsewhere, as well as on regional and global studies of urban growth. Chandan holds a Masters in City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where his thesis examined land pooling and readjustment in Ahmedabad, India. He also holds a BA in architecture from Columbia University. Chandan grew up in Mumbai, India, and lived in New York, Dubai, Boston, and Washington, DC before moving to Philadelphia to attend PennDesign.