About Thejas Jagannath

Thejas has completed Master of Planning from New Zealand. She has written widely about city planning issues. Her main area of interest is in planning theory, public spaces and humanistic based planning. Thejas has also published academically in peer-reviewed journals. She is part of the Planning Tank team and has contributed over 40 articles on various city planning issues.

Thejas has written 52 articles so far, you can find them below.

Planning Education and Practice in New Zealand

City Planning Degree

The first steps in considering Planning education in New Zealand If you are interested in studying city planning in New Zealand, there are some things you need to think about before you apply. Firstly, before choosing the university, you need to see whether the university is accredited by the New Zealand Planning Institute which is

5 Examples of Waterfront Cities

Waterfront City Venice Italy

Waterfronts are a great place to relax and unwind after a long day. They provide cities with a good public space to explore the space and most waterfront cities also connect other centers of the city by their prime location. From Chicago to Auckland, most western cities have a waterfront area especially if they are

Gentrification – Definition, Causes and Examples


Gentrification Definition  Gentrification is the rebuild of a specific deteriorated region or neighborhood into a more affluent and well-developed neighborhood. It has been controversial over the past few decades because not everyone agrees that gentrification has had a positive influence on people. For instance, there have been many economic displacements and social changes where the

5 Leading Examples of Public Spaces

5 Must Read Books on Public Spaces

As I’ve stated in my previous articles, public spaces are an important aspect of a city. It gives people a reason to rest, travel, take time off their busy schedules and escape from the hustle and bustle of the busy traffic on the roads. This article will focus on 5 public spaces around the world

Brownfield Development – Background, Setbacks and Examples

Brownfield Development - Developing Land

Background to Brownfield Development Brownfield Development is a term in urban planning which includes land that has previously been contaminated or used by industrial waste that has now become vacant and unused. It is a term that is opposite to its counterpart of Greenfield Development. However, Brownfield Development can be regenerated and used again if

Tips for Promoting Healthy Cities

Healthy City Urban Greening

Urban planning is related to health in many ways. From the house we live, to the pavement we walk in, our health is affected almost on a daily basis. The place or city we live in and the facilities they offer in healthcare are also important in determining our healthy lifestyles. For instance, cities that