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About Hemalata C. Dandekar

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.


Present Professor & Department Head, City & Regional Planning, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Curriculum Vitae

Housing (9)

International Development (16)