Jaideep is Fellow of the Institute of Development Studies, at the University of Sussex, where he leads the Cities Cluster at the Institute of Development studies, and convenes the MA in Poverty and Development. He is currently seconded to lead the Cities and Sustainable Infrastructure portfolio of the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), UKRI. Gupte’s research interrogates violence and wellbeing in cities of the global south. He is interested in using GIS/GPS-aided local data to understand material, temporal and political aspects of urban informality. He is currently the Principle Investigator on ‘Smart Data for Inclusive Cities’ funded by the European Commission. Gupte’s research has received the Global Development Network Medal for Outstanding Research, Category: Rule of Law. He was formerly Prize Fellow of the Urban Design Research Institute, Mumbai. He has conducted primary research in South Asia (India, Bangladesh, Nepal) and sub-Saharan Africa (Sudan, Nigeria).