Sandeep Agrawal, PhD, MCIP, RPP, AICP

Professor, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences and Associate Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research - Admin
Associate Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research - Admin
Alberta Land Institute Director, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Deans Office

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Contact

Professor, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences and Associate Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research - Admin
Email
sagrawal@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-1230
Address
3-107A Tory (H.M.) Building
11211 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H4

Associate Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research - Admin
Email
sagrawal@ualberta.ca

Alberta Land Institute Director, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Deans Office
Email
sagrawal@ualberta.ca

Email
sagrawal@ualberta.ca

Overview

Area of Study / Keywords

human rights migration Indigenous issues energy transition municipal governance


About

Dr. Sandeep Agrawal is a Professor in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. He was an Associate Chair in the department and Inaugural director of the School of Urban and Regional Planning between 2013 and 2023. During his tenure as director, he led the development of MSc Planning and PhD specialization in urban planning, and established the School in 2018. Prior to moving to the University of Alberta, he was Associate Director and Founding Graduate Program Director of the School of Urban and Regional Planning at Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson).

Dr. Agrawal has a diverse array of research interests that encompasses sustainable urban and rural planning, energy transition, Indigenous issues, and human rights. Among several national and international grants (including SSHRC, CFREF and others) he has received, the most recent one is $98.6M CFREF grant, in which he is the project lead from the University of Alberta. As an accomplished author with over a hundred articles and professional reports and three books, Dr. Agrawal has contributed to planning practice and affected city bylaws and planning policies and legislation, with a lens on human rights and equity. The most recent book is entitled Rights and the City: Problems, Progress and Practice. His new book Municipal Boundary Battles will be published soon.

Dr. Agrawal is a recipient of the Canadian Institute of Planners’ national academic award for his significant contribution to planning education and research in the country. 



Teaching

land use planning, research proposal development, planning studios, urban design


Announcements

check out my newly edited book "Rights and the City: Problems, Progress, and Practice" published University of Alberta Press, 2022.

On Amazon: Rights and the City: Problems, Progress, and Practice

Featured Publications

Agrawal, Sandeep

Edmonton. 2022 June;


Joshi, N. & Agrawal, S.

Energy Research and Social Science. 2022 February; 88 10.1016/j.erss.2022.102524


Agrawal, Sandeep; Cody Gretzinger and Andrew Lowerre

Land Use Policy. 2022 January; 10.1016/j.landusepol.2021.105775


Agrawal, Sandeep and Zoe, celine

Housing Policy Debate. 2021 May; 10.1080/10511482.2021.1881986


Agrawal, S. Welegedara, N. Parida, D.

Journal of Rural and Community Development. 2021 May; 16 (3):56-83


Understanding the uneven geography of urban energy transitions: Insights from Edmonton, Canada

Joshi, N., Agrawal, S. & Welegedara, N.

Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society. 2021 April; 14 (2):283-299


Sandeep Agrawal

Journal of American Planning Association. 2020 June;


Canadian refugee sponsorship programs: Experience of Syrian refugees in Alberta, Canada

Sandeep Agrawal

Journal of International Migration and Integration. 2019 June; 20 (4):941-962


Sanjeev Vidyarthi, Shishir Mathur and Sandeep Agrawal