“Slums are not problems; slums are approaches to solutions. Slums are indications that people have the ability and the willingness to solve their problems.”
Kirtee Shah studied architecture at the School of Architecture at CEPT and is now a practicing Architect and Chairman of KSA Design Planning Services P. Ltd. Early in his career, he formed a non-profit organization Ahmedabad Study Action Group. ASAG is a non-government, non-commercial, organization run by concerned professionals committed to utilizing their skills for public causes in general and the poor and the disadvantaged sections in particular. Besides being the founder trustee, he is also ASAG's Director. He has been a member of the "Research and Advisory Committee" of Housing and Urban Development Corporation, the advisory committee of “Social Housing Foundation “established by National Housing Finance Corporation Limited of South Africa, and the empowered committee of the National Mission on Rural Housing and Habitat. He has been a consultant to many projects and institutions, such as Gujarat Rural Housing Agency, UNICEF, Government of Bhutan, and Sri Lanka World Bank.