Makarand Bakore is a practicing lawyer in the Bombay High Court. He has worked with the Centre for Civil Society as a Research Associate in the area of urban governance. Makarand has co-edited two books with Dr. Parth Shah, viz. "Ward Power: Reforms in urban governance" and "New Public Governance". He has authored the CCS Series on the urban reforms. Recently Makarand has worked with Free a Billion to draft an alternative Act for the Mumbai Municipal Corporation. He holds degrees Engineering, Management and Political Science. Makarand is a marathon runner and a member of Toastmasters International.