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Tridib Banerjee

Tridib Banerjee

Honorary Professor

School of Geography and Planning


Tridib Banerjee (Ph.D., MIT, 1971) is a Professor and James Irvine Chair of Urban and Regional Planning at the School of Policy, Planning and Development, University of Southern California.

He specializes in comparative urban development, political economy of planning, and urban design. His research, teaching, and writings focus on the design and planning of the built environment and its human and social consequences. He is interested in the political economy of urban design and development, and the effects of globalization on transitional urban form and urbanism from a comparative international perspective. His current research includes changing uses of public space, sustainable urban form, transit oriented development, and design of walkable communities.

His publications include: Beyond the Neighborhood Unit (with William C. Baer, 1984); City Sense and City design: Writings and Projects of Kevin Lynch (co-edited with Michael Southworth, 1990); Urban Design Downtown: Poetics and Politics of Form (with Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris, 1998); and Companion to Urban Design (co-edited with Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris, 2011).  He is currently writing a book on city design in the developing world, and co-editing a "companion" for urban design.


Professional memberships

Professor Banerjee is a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners (FAICP), a former member of the Planning Accreditation Board (PAB) and represents ACSP in the Council of the National Academy of Environmental Design (NAED).

Academic positions

Professor Banerjee served as Associate Dean of the former School of Urban and Regional Planning from 1982 to 1986, and as Vice Dean of the School of Policy, Planning, and Development from 1998 to 2001.