The ‘Sanitation as Infrastructure’, seminar organised by Urban Design Research Institute in collaboration with the Academy of Architecture, Rachana Sansad on 14th February 2019 hosted a range of speakers who have been closely working in the field of sanitation at the grassroots level. A plethora of topics associated to sanitation, public health and livelihoods were discussed through interactive sessions with each speaker. ‘How do we enable sanitation to be a driver for community development?’  was one of the persistent questions that was opened up for further discourse. The speakers – Rahul Mehrotra, Surekha Ghogale, Prabhat Pani, Kavita Wankhade, Dr Anshuman Karol, Pankaj Joshi, Dr Armida Fernandez, Dr Kamaxi Bhate, Seema Redkar, Kalpit Ashar & Mayuri Sisodia and Dr Deepak Kantawala – spoke from their varied experiences in issues such as health and sanitation, sanitation in informal settlements and slums, sanitation as an opportunity in indigenous communities, women’s safety, health and empowerment associated socio-cultural progress and permanence/temporal nature of toilet infrastructure in the country.