Shilpi Roy


Dr. Shilpi Roy is In-Country Lead of the Centre for Sustainable, Healthy and Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods (SHLC) in Bangladesh. She is also an Associate Professor of Urban and Rural Planning Discipline at Khulna University, Bangladesh.

Shilpi is responsible for coordinating the research, capacity building, management and impact activities in Bangladesh as well as investigating urban policies shaping urbanisation as well as planning and development practices concerning sustainable, healthy and learning cities and neighbourhoods in Bangladesh. She is also exploring the neighbourhood factors, which have an effect on the economic, social and environmental sustainability of neighbourhoods in Khulna and Dhaka and consequence on residents’ health, wellbeing and education/learning experiences. Her research interests include planning policy and strategy, equity planning, urban regeneration, urban design and application of various tools for evaluation research.

Shilpi has previously worked for International NGOs such as Action Aid and Practical Action and city development authorities. Her important former works include preparation of a conceptual master plan for the regeneration of a commercial area and a business plan for sustainable sludge management services in a municipality. Her baseline studies and evaluation researches were in the area of improvement of primary health care, environmental health and livelihood opportunities for women and marginalised communities, safe cities for women and justice for children.

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