Ar. Rasika Haval is an architect and urban conservationist at Kolhapur city in India. She is into heritage conservation, designing and works as a freelancer architect in Kolhapur. She is currently working as an assistant professor at DYPCET, School of Architecture, Kolhapur and is involved in various academic innovation and research activities. She is a heritage enthusiast and has recently completed her post-graduation in urban conservation from KRVIA, University of Mumbai. She is interested in research and writing, and would like to explore the ideas of heritage conservation, preserving people’s identity and their relationship with their immediate context in urbanism. She has contributed writing articles for urbanism and conservation blogs and Magazines. She has served as master of ceremonies in various prestigious occasions with architects in the city. She is the member of European Students' Association for Cultural Heritage (ESACH) and Council of Architecture (COA), India.