Dr. Jagath Munasinghe

Head, Department of Town & Country Planning
Senior Lecturer
Personal Details
Full Name: Jagath Munasinghe
Contact Details: Tel (Mobile)  : +94 71 4 276 148
Tel (Office)   : +94 11 2 650 921
  Fax (Office)  : +94 11 2 650 921
  email            :  jagathnm@gmail.com
 
Educational Qualifications
Ph D (NUS)
MSc (Town & Country Planning), University of Moratuwa
MSc (Architecture) , University of Moratuwa
BSc (BE) , University of Moratuwa
 
Professional Qualifications
Secretary - Institute of Town Planners, Sri Lanka
Associate Member - Institute of Architects, Sri Lanka
Member - Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
 
Research Interests
Urban Design in Sri Lankan context
Planning Theory & the Evolution of Contemporary Planning Practice & Institutions
Spatial Cognition & Environmental Imageability
 
Ongoing Research
An analysis of the spatial forms of Sri Lankan Urban Areas with ‘Space Syntax’ for Planning Purposes
An application of ‘Connectivity Analysis’ to explain the urbanizing locations in Kegalle district, Sri Lanka
Towards an objective criterion to evaluate ‘streetscapes’ of Sri Lanka
Evolution of a City: a Space Syntax approach to explain the spatial dynamics of Colombo

Reading a ‘Pattern’ in Sri Lankan Landscape through Alexander’s Notes on the Synthesis of Form

 
Publications
Rational-Comprehensive and Muddling though: A comparison of planning in Singapore & Sri Lanka, Journal of Planning Practice & Research , Under Review, 2008
Redefining ‘Urban Design’ in Sri Lankan Context: The Case of Baseline Road, Colombo, Journal of Urban Design, Under Review, 2009
Internationalizing in a Nationalizing Context: Rethinking History of Modern Town Planning in Sri Lanka: Proceedings of 9th International Congress of Asian Planning Schools Congress, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 23rd - 25th August 2007
Evolution of a City: A Space Syntax Approach to Study the Spatial Changes in Colombo,, with Bandara A., Proceedings of 9th International Congress of Asian Planning Schools Congress, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 23rd - 25th August 2007

Rethinking ‘Design’ in Sri Lankan ‘Urban’ Context: The Case of Baseline Road, Colombo, in Emerging South Asian Urban Design Practices and Paradigms, 2007, Asia-Link Project Publication, Katholeque Universiteit de Leuven, Belgium

Self Organization & Planning: The Case of Small Towns in Sri Lanka, International Congress on Emerging Urban Planning Trends in Asia, Hong Kong Baptist University, September 2006
Creating Livable Human Habitats: In Search of  Planning and Design Attributes, ‘Quality’ Journal: A Publication of Institute of Construction Training and Development (ICTAD), Sri Lanka, 2005
Good Spatial Form Criterion for a Medium Scale City in Asia: Proceedings of the 8th Asian Planning Schools Association (APSA) Congress in University Sains, Penang, Malaysia: 11th -14th September 2005
Environmental Image of an Urban Locality: An approach towards a new Conceptualization, 2004, Journal of Environmental Psychology ; Vol 24: Issue 4 With Sim,L.L. & Malone,L.C
Is our Parliament Sri Lankan? (Sinhala), Vastu: The Sinhala Journal of Sri Lanka Institute of Architects, 12:1., 1999
 
Paper Presentations
Withstanding the forces:  A Study of the Spatial Configuration as the Factor of Organizing Activities in Small Cities, with Bandara A. & Meetiyagoda L., at 10th International Congress of Asian Planning Schools Congress, Ahmadabad, India,24th - 26th November 2009
Our Common Future in Sri Lanka: An Investigation of the Changing Landscape of the Island, Problems & Potentials: An invited presentation at World Town Planning Day Celebrations organized by the Institute of Town Planners Sri Lanka, 27th October 2008
Reading a ‘Pattern’ in Sri Lankan Landscape through Alexander’s Notes on the Synthesis of Form with Bandara A., at 2nd FARU Research Conference of Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa, 20th November 2008
Building Typologies Appropriate for Tsunami Disaster Prone Areas: An invited presentation at World Town Planning Day Conference Jointly organized by the Institute of Town Planners Sri Lanka and Planners Institute Australia in Colombo 27th – 30th October 2005
Inhabitants’ Image of the Housing Environment, New Housing Researcher’s Conference, 2004, Cambridge, UK
Image of the Environment: A methodological approach to conceptualize: 2nd ACSP-AESOP Joint Conference, 2003, Katholic University of Leuven, Belgium

Planning and Real Estate: Where the twain meet, Great Streets Symposium, National University of Singapore,., 2002

 
Awards
South Asian Research Fellowship by the Social Scientists’ Research Council, New York - 2006
New Housing Researcher’s Travel Award by Cambridge University, UK – 2004
National University of Singapore PhD Scholarship – 2000
John Lysaght Scholarship to follow MSc in Architecture - 1992

CIC Charitable Trust Fund Awards for Highest Aggregate in the Second Year of the course in BSc(BE), and Most Deserving Student of the Course University of Moratuwa – 1990

Awarded the University of Moratuwa Award for Highest Aggregate in the First Year of the course in BSc(BE), University of Moratuwa – 1987
 
 
 

 

 

 
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