Arthi Rao is a research assistant at the Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development (CQGRD) at Georgia Tech. She joined the doctoral program in Georgia Tech's School of City and Regional Planning in 2009. Her research interests include linkages between public health and contemporary planning practice. She is currently a summer intern at the CQGRD and teaches a graduate class in the School of City and Regional Planning titled Professional Communications for Planners. The class covers topics in visual, graphic, and written communication.
Prior to Georgia Tech, she was a visiting assistant professor/lecturer in the Department of Landscape Architecture at Clemson University (2005-2008; 2002-2004). She taught several core courses in the undergraduate and graduate curriculum including design studio and graphic communication. Her previous research and project work have focused on health-based topics (hospital design, therapeutic landscapes) and multiculturalism and its manifestation in the built environment. She has also practiced as an architect in Bangalore, India.
2002 - M.L.A (Landscape Architecture), Penn State, Philadelphia, PA
1999 - B.A. (Architecture), India
- Transportation and Infrastructure
- Healthy Places
- Air Quality and Natural Environment