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Amita Sinha

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Amita Sinha

Scholar-in-Residence , Humanities

  • B.Arch.: IIT Kharagpur, India, 1981
  • M. Arch.: Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, 1983
  • Ph.D.: University of California at Berkeley, 1989



  • Work Experience

    • Scholar-in-Residence, Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (Jan 2020 - Present)
    • Visiting Professor, Department of Architecture and Regional Planning, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, 2018-19.
    • Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, 2008-2018.
    • Associate Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, 1996-2008.
    • Affiliate Associate Professor, Program in South Asian and Middle-Eastern Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 1996-2007.
    • Assistant Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, 1990-1996.
    • Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, 1989-1990.

  • Selected Publications

    1. Sinha, Amita, “Taj Mahal Cultural Heritage District”, M. Elen Deming (ed.) Landscape Observatory: The Work of Terence Harkness, Applied Research+Design Publishing, 2018.
    2. Sinha, Amita, “Grounded speculations on cultural landscape conservation”, Kapila Silva and Amita Sinha (eds.) Cultural Landscapes of South Asia: Studies in Heritage Conservation and Management. New York, Routledge, 2017.
    3. Sinha, Amita, “The public realm of heritage sites in India: sustainable approaches towards planning and management”, Kapila Silva and Amita Sinha (eds.) Cultural Landscapes of South Asia: Studies in Heritage Conservation and Management. New York, Routledge, 2017.
    4. Sinha, Amita, “Introduction”, Silva, Kapila and Amita Sinha (eds.) Cultural Landscapes of South Asia: Studies in Heritage Conservation and Management. New York, Routledge, 2017.
    5. Sinha, Amita and Rajat Kant, “City of Nawabs to City of Elephants: Urban Transformation in Lucknow, India”, M. Elen Deming (ed.) Values in Landscape Architecture and Environmental Design: Finding Center in Theory and Practice. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2015.