Brief Biography


Dr. LAS Ranjith Perera

Ranjith Perera is an Architect-Planner. He received B.Sc. (Built Environment) Hons., and M.Sc. (Architecture) degrees from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka in 1983 and 1986, respectively. His planning education was from the Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand where he received M.Sc. (Urban Planning & Housing) in 1989 and Ph.D. (Urban Environmental Management) in 1994. He was a Fulbright Post-doctoral fellow at the School of Planning, University of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA in 1997/98. He joined the UEM Field of Study of SERD-AIT in 2001, after serving as a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Architecture, University of Moratuwa since 1994. Currently he is responsible for offering the four courses, Urban Environmental Management Systems, Urban Planning and the Built-environment, Urban Environmental Design, and Urban Environmental Planning and Management Workshop, in the UEM Field of Study.

Dr. Perera has a wide knowledge on Asian urban issues. He was the co-Manger of the Urban Management Program, Asia (2003 – 2006), funded by UN-Habitat, and Director of the Southeast Asia Urban Environmental Management Applications Project funded by CIDA (2005-2006). His main research interests are on eco-sensitive architecture and planning, strategic planning, management of the urban built-environment for disaster preparedness and adaptations to climate change, and results based project management and evaluation.