Assistant Professor of Urban and Reginal Planning, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Arnab Chakraborty graduated in summer 2007. He currently works as an Assistant Professor within the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. Before his graduation he worked as a Research Assistant at the National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education. He holds a Master’s degree in Urban Planning and Policy from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. Arnab worked on development projects in India and for the facilities development division at the Chicago Transit Authority. Arnab was primarily interested in understanding urban spatial structure, and new tools in analyzing it at various scales. His other interests included urban form and design, GIS, urban economics and understanding policies that influence urban development. Arnab's dissertation compares the implication of land use planning at a local scale to a regional scale. Arnab was part of the Leadership Committee for a series of scenario planning events, titled Reality Check, conducted for the Washington Metropolitan region and the State of Maryland. Arnab received the ULI's Kenneth M. Good Fellowship for 2005-06.
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