Department of Geography and Planning

Dr. Bhuiyan Alam

Dr. Bhuiyan Alam professor of Urban and Regional PlanningProfessor of Urban and Regional Planning

Office SM 3028
Phone 419.530.7269
Fax 419.530.7919

Curriculum Vitaecv


Ph.D. Florida State University, 2005 – Urban & Regional Planning (Transportation)
M.S. Florida State University, 2005 – Civil & Environmental Engineering (Transportation)
M.S. Asian Institute of Technology, 1995 – Regional & Rural Development Planning (Water and Environment)
B.S. Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology, 1992 – Civil Engineering (Water and Environment) 


My research focuses on two major aspects: transportation planning, modeling and policy analysis, and environment planning. In transportation field, I work on spatial analysis of transportation accessibility to dispersed opportunities like jobs, healthcare facilities, shopping centers, and recreational facilities. I also work on traffic safety and travel demand modeling & management. My recent research focuses on the determinants of transit travel behavior and demand, relationships between built environment, active transport (i.e., walking and biking) and health, work zone safety, age and driving cessation, relationships between public transit use and crime, and spatial analysis of crime. These research interests and agenda center on solving the safety and mobility issues in urban settings within the context of sustainability. In environmental planning, I am interested in research related to watershed management, stormwater management modeling, environmental impacts of natural disasters like floods, and adaptation and resiliency to climate change impacts in mega cities. I am also interested in urbanization and sustainable development planning & policy analysis in developing countries, with specific interests in South Asia. I utilize GIS, remote sensing, and statistics (both classical and spatial) as tools in my research.



GEPL 1100 – Environmental Geography
GEPL 2040 – World Regional Geography
GEPL 2050 – World Cities
ASST 2100 – Introduction to Asian Studies
GEPL 4180/5180 – GIS Applications
GEPL 4420/5420 – Quantitative Methods in Geographic Research (Statistics)
GEPL 4570/5570 – Land Development and Planning
GEPL 4700/5700 - Community Planning Workshop/Studio
GEPL 4750/5750 – Transportation Geography
GEPL 6150 – Research Methods
GEPL 6160 – Seminar in Spatial Analysis
GEPL 6530 – Seminar in Urban & Regional Planning Techniques (Forecasting)
GEPL 6950 – Applied Geographic Workshop
SISS 7010 – Spatial Statistics
SISS 8940 – Transportation Modeling

Last Updated: 6/27/22