Rakibul Ahasan

Rakibul Ahasan

Ph.D. Student

Graduate Assistant- Research

urban sustainability, land change science, land change modeling, urban growth, geospatial analysis, biodiversity, conservation


  CSA 203E


My research focuses on urban land cover change analysis, spatio-temporal aspects of biodiversity and conservation, and impacts of urbanization on the natural and built environment. I use urban growth modeling techniques and other GIS and spatial analysis tools for my research to examine the impact of urban growth on biodiversity and conservation.

Selected Publications

Ahasan, R., & Kabir, A. (2021). Performance Evaluation of Public Transportation System: Analyzing the Case of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Planning Forum, 19. (Accepted).

Ahasan, R., & Hossain, M. M. (2021). Leveraging GIS and spatial analysis for informed decision-making in COVID-19 pandemic. Health policy and technology, 10(1), 7–9. DOI: 10.1016/j.hlpt.2020.11.009

Ahasan, R., Alam, M. S., Chakraborty, T., & Hossain, M. M. (2020). Applications of GIS and geospatial analyses in COVID-19 research: a systematic review. F1000Research, 9(1379), 1379. DOI: 10.12688/f1000research.27544.1

Ahasan, R., Kabir, A., & Nirzhar, Y. R. (2020). Forecasting the impact of metro rail implementation on mobility and accessibility: Case of Dhaka, Bangladesh. In ACSP 2020 Annual Conference, Toronto, Canada.

Ahasan, R., (2019). Transportation Accessibility, Housing Investment and Housing Prices: An Application of Hedonic Price Model in the City of Des Moines, Iowa. In ACSP 2019 Annual Conference, South Carolina, USA.


Ph.D., Geography, Texas A&M University (anticipated 2023).

M.Sc., Transportation, Iowa State University (2019).

MCRP, Iowa State University (2019).

MURP, Khulna University (2017).

BURP, Khulna University (2016).


Lechner Graduate Scholarship, Texas A&M University (2019).

PAGG Travel Grant, Iowa State University (2019).

Bangladesh-Sweden Trust Fund Travel Fellowship, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh (2019).

National Science and Technology Fellowship, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh (2016).

Additional Information

Advisor: Dr. Burak Güneralp

Professional Affiliations:

  • Member of American Planning Association (APA).
  • Member of Royal Town Planning Institution (RTPI).
  • Member of Canadian Institution for Planners (CIP).

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