Bhishna Bajracharya


  • Bond University, Faculty of Society and Design

    4229 Gold Coast


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  • 133 Citations
  • 7 h-Index
1982 …2018
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Personal profile

Research interests

I am an Associate Professor of Urban Planning at the Faculty of Society and Design, Bond University. I have previously taught in the urban planning program at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) for more than twelve years. I also worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University.

I have carried out research on topics such as master planned communities, smart cities, disaster management, transit oriented development, active and healthy living, sustainable campus and knowledge-based regional economy. Together with academics from QUT’s Creative Industry faculty, we have received an Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage grant on the use of community narratives and new media in urban planning. I have also worked on a collaborative research grant from Emergency Queensland on the role of local government in disaster management.

I am an alumni of the East West Center, a Hawaii based research organisation with strong focus on policy research in Asia Pacific region, and a member of the University Sustainability Committee at Bond University.

Education/Academic qualification

Urban Planning, Phd, University of Hawaii

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community Social Sciences
disaster Social Sciences
Disasters Engineering & Materials Science
gold Social Sciences
local government Earth & Environmental Sciences
sustainability Earth & Environmental Sciences
management Social Sciences
urban development Social Sciences

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Research Output 1982 2018

A Regional, Strategic Growth-Management Approach to Urban and Peri-Urban Development in South East Queensland, Australia

Bajracharya, B. & Hastings, P., Dec 2018, In : Journal of Regional and City Planning. 29, 3, p. 210-233 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
urban development
regional planning
urban growth
periurban area
2 Citations (Scopus)

Entry points for climate-informed planning for the water resources and agriculture sectors in Cambodia

Va, D., Taplin, R., Bajracharya, B., Regan, M. & Lebel, L., Aug 2017, In : Environment, Development and Sustainability. 19, 4, p. 1167-1188 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

climate change
water resource

A comparative analysis of smart city initiatives by China and India: Lessons for India

Sundarraj Chandrasekar, K., Bajracharya, B. & O'Hare, D., 2016, Smart cities for 21st century Australia: How urban design innovation can change our cities: Proceedings of the 9th International Urban Design Conference 2016. Beza, B. B. & Jones, D. (eds.). Nerang: Association for Sustainability in Business Inc, p. 339-357 18 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Smart city
7 Citations (Scopus)

Narrowing gaps between research and policy development in climate change adaptation work in the water resources and agriculture sectors of Cambodia

Va, D., Bajracharya, B., Lebel, L., Regan, M. & Taplin, R., 17 Feb 2016, In : Climate Policy. 16, 2, p. 237-252 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

policy development
water resource
climate change

Planning for the Gold Coast: Processes, challenges and opportunities

Bajracharya, B., Too, L., O'Hare, D. & Khanjanasthiti, I., 2015, The Gold Coast transformed: From wilderness to urban ecosystem. Hundloe, T., McDougall, B. & Page, C. (eds.). Clayton South, Australia: CSIRO Publishing, p. 159-170 9 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

planning process
urban planning

Student theses

Climate change adaptation planning in Cambodia and potential for improvements.

Author: Va, D., 13 Feb 2016

Supervisor: Bajracharya, B. (Supervisor), Regan, M. (Supervisor) & Low, P. S. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


Sustainable Urban Residential Forms in an Oil-constrained Future

Author: Brewster, R., 18 Jun 2017

Supervisor: O'Hare, D. (Supervisor) & Bajracharya, B. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis