Missouri State University

Rajinder S. Jutla, Ph.D.

Rajinder S. Jutla


Professor of Planning
Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Urban Design and Historic Preservation
Site Planning, Communication Techniques in Planning
Research Method in Geography and Planning

(417) 836-5298

Rajinder Jutla



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  • CRP 271: General City and Regional Planning
  • GRY 305: Special World Regions: Geography of South Asia
  • GRY 367: Research Methods in Geography and Planning (PDF)
  • CRP 400: Communication Techniques in Planning (PDF)
  • CRP 576: Site Planning Studio
  • CRP 597 Selected Topics in Planning:
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Missouri State -- College of Natural and Applied Science, 2004
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Missouri State College of Natural and Applied Science, 2000


  • Member Missouri State Campus Master Plan Committee, Member
  • Missouri State Library Committee, Geography/Planning Representative
  • IDS 110 Instructor
  • Outreach Projects:
    • Linear Park Plan: City of Springfield, MO, Fall 2001
    • Commercial Street Revitalization: Springfield, MO, Fall 1999
    • Park Planning Project, Ash Grove, MO, Fall 1999
    • Commercial Revitalization Plan, City of Kimberling, MO, Fall 1999
    • Ozark Mountain Section APA Logo competition, Spring 1999
    • Park Project, Humansville, MO, Fall 1998
    • Downtown Revitalization Plan, Humansville, MO, Fall 1998
    • Park Design Project, Clever, MO, Fall 1997
    • Downtown Revitalization Plan, Monett, MO, Spring 1997
    • Visual Image of Springfield, MO, Fall 1996


  • Research Interests:
    • History and Theory of Urban Design
    • Environmental Perception and Preferences
    • Site Planning and Environmental Planning
  • Publications
  • Conference Presentations
  • Research in Progress:
    • Sikh Diaspora: The Canadian Experience
    • Changing Townscapes of Simla through Residents' and Tourists' Perceptions
    • Urban Aesthetics: A Case Study of Residential Townscapes in Springfield, MO
    • Urban Planners and Designers Design Spaces, People Make Spaces
  • Excellence in Research Award, Missouri State College of Natural and Applied Science, 2002
  • Missouri State Summer Faculty Fellowship, 1999: Environmental Aesthetics--Townscape Analysis in Terms of Visual Quality and Preference
  • Missouri State Faculty Research Grant, 1997: Fatehpur Sikri--City Planning through Social and Political Statements

Professional Organizations:

  • American Planning Association, Member
  • American Society of Landscape Architects