Reza Banai, Ph.D., M.A., M.Arch. is Professor of City and Regional Planning, School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy, and Smart Cities Research Fellow, FedEx Institute of Technology at the University of Memphis. He holds degrees in architecture and urban planning. His publications stem from areas of research and practice interest that cross disciplinary or sub-disciplinary boundaries, as well as from various subject matters of instruction. One stream of research includes the analytic hierarchy process (AHP) and, its extension, the analytic network process (ANP) in diverse urban and regional planning applications, where AHP/ANP as a decision support system is combined with a geographic information system. Transit-oriented development (TOD) suitability, land-use and economic impact of transit, and sustainability analysis of urban form are among the applications. Among his publications are “The Metropolitan Region: From Concepts to Indicators of Urban Sustainability,” Journal of Urbanism: International Research on Placemaking and Urban Sustainability , and “The Aerotropolis: Urban Sustainability Perspectives from the Regional City,” Journal of Transport and Land Use. His current research focuses on the connection of land use and transportation for sustainable urban form of the future, and spatial structure of retailing activity with vitality even during economic downturn in the metropolitan region. Planning Sustainable Cities and Regions is among his courses, offered jointly with Departments of City and Regional Planning and Earth Sciences. The sample publications are grouped to facilitate browsing by topical areas of interest to viewers, as well as linked to publishers and electronic resources in the public domain. The site also includes a sample of presentation files for viewing research and course outputs.
Department of City and Regional Planning
School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy
University of Memphis
Memphis, Tennessee 38152, USA