Amrita Daniere

Professor - Geography and Planning


Fields of Study


Professor Amrita Daniere is a full professor of Geography and Planning and Co-Director of the Urban Climate Resilience in Southeast Asia Partnership (which is funded through the IPaSS program, a cooperative initiative of SSHRC and IDRC). In March 2016, she was appointed Vice-Principal, Academic and Dean at U of T Mississauga for two years (2016-2018). Amrita has worked for over 20 years on issues related to infrastructure provision, urban environmental issues and community governance in Southeast Asian cities including Bangkok, Jakarta and Ho Chi Minh City. The current research project involves bringing together scholars and city builders from across North America and Southeast Asia to study how to better plan for urban climate change impacts, particularly in the rapidly growing secondary cities of Asia. Amrita holds a PhD in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Research Areas

Urban planning in cities of the Global South; building urban climate change resilience in Southeast Asia, community-based environmental planning around issues of water, sanitation, transportation, informal settlements.

Cities of Focus

Bangkok; Jakarta; Saigon/Ho Chi Minh City; various secondary cities in Southeast Asia; La Paz, Bolivia; Santiago, Chile