Sanjeev Vidyarthi, Ph.D.,
Sanjeev Vidyarthi joined 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.
UPP 306 Visualizing the City
UPP 308 Globalization in Urban and Public Affairs
UPP 506 Plan Making Studio
UPP 521 Globalization and International Planning II: Comparative Planning and Policies
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.
Vidyarthi, S. (Forthcoming) Constructing a ‘World class’ city:
Contentious Imaginations and Curious Modalities. In Gavin Shatkin (Ed.)
Contesting the Indian city: State, Space, and Citizenship in the Global
Vidyarthi, S. 2010. Reimagining American neighborhood unit for India. In
Patsy Healey and Richard Upton (Eds.) Planning Ideas and Planning
practices: A critical look at the International exchange in the planning
Vidyarthi, S. 2007. Introduction and perspective for Jaipur city. In
Sommaire Jaipur: Une Ville Nouvelle Du XVIIIe Siecle Au Rajasthan, Alan
Borie, Francoise Catalaa, and Remi Papillaut (Eds.) Thalia Edition, Paris.
Norton, R.K., Brix, A., Trevor, B., Davidian, E., Dinse, K., & Vidyarthi,
S. 2007. Transforming the University Campus into a
Sustainable Community. Planning for Higher Education, 35(4): 22-39.
Vidyarthi, S. 2004. What happened to the 74th Amendment to the
Constitution of India? Journal of the Indian Town Planning Institute,
Room 217 (MC 348)