Dr. Premakumara Jagath DICKELLA GAMARALALAGE
Dr. Premakumara is a development planner, specialising in environmental planning and sustainable urban development. He obtained his PhD degree on Management Development from the Nihon Fukushi University. After serving as a postdoctoral fellow at the Meijo Asian Center, Meijo University, he started working for IGES, Kitakyushu Urban Centre in Japan. At the Kitakyushu Urban Centre, he focuses on participatory development and bottom-up planning in establishing sustainable cities, particularly on low carbon, resilient and resource circular society in Asia and the Pacific Region.
Research Topics & Areas of Expertise
Participatory planning, bottom-up development policies, sustainable cities
PhD in Management Development, Nihon Fukushi University, Japan (2006)
MSc in Landscape Design, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka (1997)
BSc (1st class Hons) in Estate Management and Valuation, University of Sri Jayawardenapura, Sri Lanka (1994)