Graduate Program in City & Regional Planning
M.Arch, Renssalear Polytechnic Institute
M.C.P., Georgia Institute of Technology
Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Years at Morgan: 31
Dr. Siddhartha Sen is a Professor and the Interim Dean of the School of Architecture and Planning at Morgan State University. He has been a faculty member at Morgan State University since 1992 and has a track record of successful academic administration spanning over 25 years. This includes leading the City and Regional Planning program under various titles from 1997 to 2017, serving as an Interim Assistant Dean of our School from fall of 2014 to summer of 2017, as the Associate Dean since fall 2017, and as Acting Director of the Graduate Program in Landscape Architecture for the academic year 2018-2019. His primary areas of research include international development planning, planning history, smart cities, and planning education. He is a recognized scholar of urbanization, the nonprofit sector, and the planning history of India, and in these areas he has published in journals such as Development and Change, Cities, Third World Planning Review, Voluntas, Journal of Planning History, and Michigan Sociological Review. His articles on planning education are also well cited and have been published in journals such as Journal of Planning Education and Research and Canadian Journal of Urban and Regional Research. His books have appeared from prestigious presses such as Amsterdam University Press and Springer. He has authored book chapters on these topics have appeared in seminal books and he has presented numerous papers at international conferences. He currently serves as the book review editor of the Journal of Urban Technology. Dr. Sen has obtained several grants from various US and International agencies on international and US domestic issues. He has served in many leadership roles in the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) and is an active member of the Maryland Chapter of the American Planning Association (MDAPA). He also serves as a site visitor of the Planning Accreditation Board (PAB). Dr. Sen obtained a Bachelor of Architecture from the Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur, India; a Master’s of Architecture from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York, USA; a Master’s of City Planning from Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia; and a Doctor of Philosophy in Regional Planning from the University of Illinois, at Urbana-Champaign.
List of Professional Affilication(s):
- Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning
- Global Planning Educators Interest Group of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning
- Planners of Color Interest Group of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning
- Maryland Chapter of the American Planning Association
List of Research Interest(s):
- International Development Planning and Policy
- Urban Design
- Planning and Architectural History and Theory
- Diversity and Teaching and Equity Issues in Higher Education
- Community Planning
- Transportation Planning and Policy
- Urban Sustainability
List of Classes Taught:
- CREP 973 - Master's Pre Candidacy
- CREP 794 - Professional Project and Regional Planning
- Srikanta Patnaik, Sidddhartha Sen, and Sudeshna, Ghosh. Editors, 2022. Smart Cities and Smart Communities: Empowering Citizens through Intelligent Technologies. Spinger Nature, Singapore, Series on Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies, Vol. 294.
- Siddhartha Sen and Sudeshna Ghosh (forthcoming 2023). CCU- Kolkata: Indian Architectural Travel Guides. Barcelona: Altrim Publishers.
- Srikanta Patnaik, Sidddhartha Sen, and Magdi S. Mahmoud, editors, 2020. Smart Village Technology: Concepts and Developments. Springer: Cham, Switzerland. Springer Series in Modeling and Optimization in Science and Technologies.
- Siddhartha Sen. 2017. Colonizing, Decolonizing, and Globalizing Kolkata: From a Colonial to a Post-Marxist City. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Amsterdam University Press. The International Institute for Asian Studies Series on Asian Cities.
- Siddhartha Sen and Sudeshna Ghosh. “Contradictions Between Global Spaces and Informal Marginal Settlements: The Case of Kolkata,” in The Routledge Handbook of Planning Megacities in the Global South, edited by Deden Rukmana, pp. 177-190. London: Routledge, 2020
- Co-Principal Investigator With Brent Ryan: Research Redevelopment of West Bengal's Jute Mills in Post-Industrial Contracts Kolkata, India Funded by MIT Science and Technology Initiatives, for $26,860. 6/21-12/23
- Co-Principal Investigator With Operation HOPE, Inc. Contracts Project: HOPE Inside Small Business Baltimore Quality Opportunity Zones (QOZ) Collaborative, funded by the U.S Economic Development Agency for $450,228. Morgan’s Share: $50,000.8/20- 12/22
- Co-Principal Investigator With Gerrit Knapp, University of Maryland at College Park Project: COVID-19 Recovery and Resiliency Project U.S. Economic Development Agency for $300,000. Morgan’s Share: $45,000.8/20- 12/22
- Co-Principal Investigator With Gerrit Knapp, University of Maryland at College Park Project: University Center Program, funded by the U.S. Economic Development Agency for $583,330. Morgan’s Share: $85,000.9/2016-8/2021