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Tridib Banerjee

Last updated 08/03/2022

For almost five decades, Tridib Banerjee served USC’s research, teaching, and service mission with dedication and distinction. Through his extraordinary talent to bridge the gap between theory and practice as well as his willingness to spread his expertise, Banerjee became a beloved faculty member. While at the Price School of Public Policy, he has mentored over 40 Ph.D. students at top-tier universities such as MIT, University of Michigan, and UCLA. Under his guidance, his mentees have gone on to achieve considerable success across the country. 

Dr. Banerjee is considered to be one of, if not the, leading foremost experts in urban design and international urbanism. He can be attributed to transforming American urban studies into an international field. He is one of the very few scholars who have made significant contributions in at least three thematic areas; urban design, international and comparative urbanization, and planning theory. His influence and importance in urban planning are corroborated by the 3,000 times his academic publishings have been cited. 

Professor Banerjee’s reputation as a thought leader has led to well-deserved recognition. Professor Banerjee served as associate dean of the School of Urban and Regional Planning, then its successor the School of Policy, Planning, and Development, twice. He also directed the Masters in Planning degree program, twice as well, and his leadership in these roles spans from the 1980s to 2011. Additionally, he is a fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners, the highest honor that the planning practice bestows. 

Professor Banerjee’s body of work impacts all those in the field of urban planning. Through all of the various measures Dr. Banerjee has made an impact on urban planning, the world can ponder a little longer about how cities can improve. 

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