Subhro Guhathakurta

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  • Job Title: Professor, School of City and Regional Planning; Director, Center for Geographic Information Systems
    Center for Geographic Information Systems, Full, PhD Advisers, School of City and Regional Planning
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Subhro Guhathakurta joined Georgia Tech in 2011 as the director of the Center for Geographic Information Systems and professor in the School of City and Regional Planning. He was previously associate director of the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning at Arizona State University (ASU) and among the founding faculty members of ASU’s School of Sustainability. Professor Guhathakurta was instrumental in developing the Urban Modeling and Simulation Lab in ASU’s College of Design. He also serves as the lead member of several research centers at ASU including the GeoDa Center for Geospatial Analysis and Computation, Decision Center for a Desert City, and the project on Sustainable Urban Systems, Technologies, and Infrastructure (SUSTaIn). He is an author of 5 books and monographs and over 70 scientific papers. His article on the interface between urban modeling and planning theory was awarded the Chester Rapkin Award for the best paper (1999) in Journal of Planning Education and Research. His editorial contributions include books such as "Integrated Urban and Environmental Models: A Survey of Current Applications and Research" (Springer-Verlag, 2003) and "Visualizing Sustainable Planning" (Springer 2009). He has held visiting appointments at the Center for Urban Spatial Analysis at University College London, the Indian Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore, and at the Center for Sustainable Urban and Regional Futures at the University of Queensland in Brisbane. More recently, he held the German National Science Foundation (DFG) Mercator Guestprofessorship at Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, Germany.

Educational Background

1991 - Ph.D. (City and Regional Planning), University of California - Berkeley 
1987 - Master of Community and Regional Planning, Iowa State University - Ames
1985 - Bachelor of Architecture, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India


  • Geographic information systems
  • Sustainability
  • Planning support systems
  • Housing
  • International development

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College of Design, School of City & Regional Planning, CSPAV - Center for Spatial Planning Analytics and Visualization

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