Sandeep Agrawal, PhD, AICP, MCIP, RPP

Associate Dean, Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (GPS – formerly FGSR)|
Director, Alberta Land Institute

Professor, School of Urban and Regional Planning

Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta, Canada

Dr. Agrawal is an urban and regional planner whose research interests include land use and regional planning, international planning, multiculturalism and human rights, and public policy. His most recent works are on human rights and municipal bylaws, and regional and rural planning in Alberta. His international works include high-density rural regions of India, effects of tall buildings in Colombo, Sri Lanka and evaluation of housing affordability programs in the United Arab Emirates. His newly co-authored book “Understanding India’s New Approach to Spatial planning and Development: A Salient Shift?” is published by the Oxford University Press. He recently completed a SSHRC/IRCC funded project on documenting the settlement experience of Syrian refugees in Alberta. His SSHRC-funded pan-Canadian work on human rights and the city is currently ongoing. His human rights works have led to his current research on indigenous rights, housing and homelessness in the First Nations communities. Dr. Agrawal served on City of Edmonton’s Subdivision and Development Appeal Board. He recently stepped down from serving on the Alberta Municipal Government Board.