Dr. Praveen Maghelal has an interdisciplinary educational and professional background in civil engineering, architecture, and urban planning. He obtained his Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Sciences from Texas A&M University and has taught at Florida Atlantic University and the University of North Texas before joining Masdar Institute in 2015.
Dr. Maghelal’s research focuses on planning sustainable communities with sustainable modes of transportation. His work investigates the role of the built-environment on sustainable and active modes of transportation; the relationship of land use and transportation on healthy communities; and the relationship of land use on sustainable modes of transportation such as walking, biking, and public transportation.
He has published papers in top journals in planning such as the Journal of Planning Education and Research, Transportation Research D, and his co-authored article won the Best Article Award from the Journal of American Planning Association