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Critical Places is a group of landscape architects, architects, urbanists and engineers dedicated to working with underserved communities in India to design and develop places critical to human well-being.

We work closely with people and governments to address critical issues such as water scarcity and waste-management through design strategies, engaging in physical transformation through small projects, and in the process creating a stronger, more cohesive and forward-looking community.

We are designers, not just of physical spaces, but also of socio-spatial constructs, of community. We connect people to each other, through the act of co-imagining a better future, and more importantly, through the shared public spaces that we construct with the community, as a first step towards that future.