Dr. Samina Raja - University at Buffalo, School of Architecture and Planning
This event is free and open to the public. Lunch is provided. In the theme of sustainability we ask you to please bring your own reusable beverage container.
Dr. Samina Raja is a Professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University at Buffalo, the Director at Food Systems Planning and Healthy Communities Lab and the Associate Dean for Research and Inclusive Excellence at the School of Architecture and Planning.
Dr. Raja research focuses on planning and design for sustainable food systems and healthy communities. Dr. Raja's research program focuses on understanding the role of planning and policy in building sustainable food systems and healthy communities. She is the Principal Investigator of the Food Systems Planning and Healthy Communities Lab (the “Food Lab”) where much of her research unfolds with the engagement and collaboration of an outstanding research team. In partnership with collaborators nationwide, Dr. Raja is currently directing Growing Food Connections, a comprehensive five-year initiative funded by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture to build capacity of local governments to strengthen food systems.
Her additional research interests include the role of planning in communities experiencing conflict (she is especially interested in the region of Kashmir in South Asia), and the fiscal dimensions of urban and regional planning.
Dr. Raja’s research is published in leading planning and health journals. She is the lead author of the Planners Guide to Community and Regional Food Planning: Transforming Food Environments, Building Healthy Communities, one of the earliest guidance monographs on food systems planning published by the national American Planning Association.
B.Sc. (civil engineering), College of Engineering and Technology, Jamia Millia University, New Delhi
M. Planning (housing), School of Architecture and Planning, New Delhi
Ph.D. (urban and regional planning), University of Wisconsin-Madison
Networking Reception Featuring Dr. Samina Raja Hosted by InFACT
Friday February 7th, 2020 from 3:00p.m. to 5:00p.m.
The Blackwell, 2110 Tuttle Park Place, Columbus, OH, 43210
Please click HERE to RSVP for the Networking Reception.