Dr. Hemalata C. Dandekar,(Hema) is Professor and Department Head of City and
Regional Planning, California State University San Luis Obispo. She holds a Ph.D. in
urban planning from the University of California, Los Angeles, a B.Arch. University of
Bombay, and a M.Arch. University of Michigan. She is a Licensed Architect, State of
California. 

Her research interests include housing, comparative issues of international development,
urban form and design, women and development, rural planning, vernacular architecture and
planning methods. She has worked in India, South Africa, Japan, the US-Mexico border, and
in Michigan, Arizona and California on various aspects of planning and design. She has
been a consultant for the World Bank, UNESCO, UN Habitat and APA and is the author of
numerous books and articles. 

Her various awards and recognitions include the Association of Collegiate Schools of
Planning’s Margarita McCoy Award (2010), the American Society of Landscape Architects
Arizona Chapter Design Award (2004), Fulbright-Hays Senior Faculty Research Fellowship
(1994), the Fulbright-Hays Dissertation Fellowship (1976), the Bunting Institute
Non-Tenured Faculty Fellowship, Harvard University (1982), the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology Post Doctoral Fellowship (1979), and, the University of Bombay Master Memorial
Prize for Architecture, the Batley Memorial Prizes for Design and History of
Architecture. 

Housing

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Shelter and Development, International Encyclopedia of Housing and Home (2012)

The importance of a house in enabling individuals and families to attain physical shelter from...

 

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Building Sustainable Housing on the U.S.-Mexico Border: Insights from Tecate, Baja California (2007)

An approach to creating sustainable housing in an informal community or colonia located on the...

 

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Hosting an International Conference on Women and Shelter: Pedagogic and Logistical Insights (with Sujata Shetty), Journal of Planning Education and Research (2005)

The experience of hosting an international conference at the University of Michigan on the topic...

 

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Housing Needs in New Suburbs of Indian Metropolii: Case Study of Kothrud, Pune (with Sashikant B. Sawant), Economic & Political Weekly (1998)

This article, a survey of three localities in a rapidly expanding suburb of Pune, differentiated...

 

International Development

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Mumbai Port and City: Planning for Symbiosis (with Sulakshana Mahajan), Focus: Journal of the City and Regional Planning Department (2013)
 

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Shelter and Development, International Encyclopedia of Housing and Home (2012)

The importance of a house in enabling individuals and families to attain physical shelter from...

 

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Building Sustainable Housing on the U.S.-Mexico Border: Insights from Tecate, Baja California (2007)

An approach to creating sustainable housing in an informal community or colonia located on the...

 

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Rural Planning: General, International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences (2002)
 

Urban Form and Design

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Mumbai Port and City: Planning for Symbiosis (with Sulakshana Mahajan), Focus: Journal of the City and Regional Planning Department (2013)
 

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The Railroads and San Luis Obispo’s Urban Form (with Adrianna Jordan), Focus: Journal of the City and Regional Planning Department (2011)

The Pacific Coast narrow gauge and Southern Pacific standard gauge railroads affected the economy of...

 

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MSRDC and Mumbai-Pune Expressway: A Sustainable Model for Privatising Construction of Physical Infrastructure? (with Sulakshana Mahajan), Economic & Political Weekly (2001)

This case study of the Mumbai-Pune Expressway points out that delivery of infrastructure like road...

 

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Housing Needs in New Suburbs of Indian Metropolii: Case Study of Kothrud, Pune (with Sashikant B. Sawant), Economic & Political Weekly (1998)

This article, a survey of three localities in a rapidly expanding suburb of Pune, differentiated...

 

Planning Methods

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A Multiuniversity Planning Studio at the World Planning Congress: An Opportunity for International Planning Education, Journal of Planning Education and Research (2009)

The need to internationalize planning education is increasingly apparent, but planning programs in the United...

 

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Integrating Communication Skills and Planning Techniques (with Gerald R. Clark), Journal of Planning Education and Research (1992)

Practitioners have long stressed the need to teach professional commumcations skills to planning students. This...

 

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Bringing the Real World to the Classroom (with Gerald Clark), Planning (1991)

In Ann Arbor, both sides benefit from a long-term collaboration between a professor and a...

 

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The Changing Farmscape: A Case Study of German Farmers in Southeast Michigan (with Mary Bockstahler), Michigan History (1990)
 

Women and Development

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Hosting an International Conference on Women and Shelter: Pedagogic and Logistical Insights (with Sujata Shetty), Journal of Planning Education and Research (2005)

The experience of hosting an international conference at the University of Michigan on the topic...

 

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Images of Women in a Maharashtrian Village: A Photo Essay, Images of Women in Maharashtrian Society (1998)
 

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Shelter, Women and Development: First and Third World Perspectives (1993)

Around the world, woman's access to shelter is inextricably linked with her economic, legal, and...

 

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Indian Women's Development: Four Lenses, South Asia Bulletin (1986)
 

Rural Planning

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Rural Planning: General, International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences (2002)
 

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Michigan Peninsula, Encyclopedia of Vernacular Architecture of the World (1997)
 

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Preserving the Midwestern Barn (with Eric Allen MacDonald), Barns of the Midwest (1995)
 

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The Changing Farmscape: A Case Study of German Farmers in Southeast Michigan (with Mary Bockstahler), Michigan History (1990)