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Lecture: Sanjeev Vidyarthi, University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs Assistant Professor

March 25, 2010 at 6:30 pm - March 26, 2010 at 1:00 pm

Sanjeev Vidyarthi joined the University of Illinois at Chicago in the Urban Planning & Policy department as an Assistant Professor in August 2008. He has lived, worked, and studied in India, the Middle East, Europe, and the United States and is trained as an architect, urban designer and urban planner. Sanjeev grew up in the historical city of Udaipur and stood at the top of his High School’s graduating class in 1986. He attended the prestigious Sir J.J. School of Architecture at the Bombay University and earned an honors degree in 1991. He then joined his college friends at Jaipur, a city planned in the 18th century which now serves as the capital of Rajasthan state, and together they went on to establish the leading architectural practice of the state. Over the next few years, the firm branched out into the fields of construction management and computer aided visualizations and employed well over 40 personnel. In 1998, his firm helped organize the first Architecture school of the Rajasthan state and he served as the founding chair. In 2002, he headed back to school as a student and earned a Master of Architecture in Human Settlements from Katholieke Universteit Leuven, Belgium, a Master of Urban Planning and a Doctor of Philosophy in Urban, Technological, and Environmental Planning from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.

Sanjeev’s research interests overlap the fields of physical planning, urban theory and design, globalization, and development studies. His research focuses on city-building processes and his doctoral dissertation explores how ideas travel across planning contexts, what happens to them over time, and why.

Following the Emerging Voices Lecture, PARG will host a seminar discussion with Sanjeev Vidyarthi on Friday, March 26, 2010 in The Center Room, Pierpont Commons from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Lecture attendees are encouraged to attend.

The Planning and Architecture Research Group (PARG) Emerging Voices Lecture


March 25, 2010 at 6:30 pm
March 26, 2010 at 1:00 pm