Malini Roy

Postdoctoral Research Associate


  • School of Landscape Architecture and Planning
  • Urban Planning
Malini Roy

CAPLA West Building


  • Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Sciences, Texas A&M University
  • Master of Regional Planning, Cornell University
  • Bachelor of Architecture, Sardar Patel University


Malini Roy is a postdoctoral research associate for the Southwest Urban Corridor Integrated Field Laboratory (SW-IFL) at the University of Arizona. SW-IFL is a U.S. Department of Energy-funded interdisciplinary project that brings together climate scientists, engineers, urban planners, landscape architects, public health specialists, social scientists and community stakeholders to address extreme climate change issues in Arizona. Under the guidance of Assistant Professor of Planning and Sustainable Built Environments Ladd Keith, Malini’s research advances socially equitable urban planning in the face of extreme and compounding climate change impacts.

Prior to joining CAPLA, Malini completed her Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Sciences from the Texas A&M University. As a research assistant at the Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center at Texas A&M, she examined spatial decision-making processes that drive unequal climate change impacts and through fieldwork targeted planning tools to better equip disenfranchised communities in Houston with the empirical information and political capacity to minimize flood losses. Originally from Kolkata, India, Malini’s work is motivated by a keen interest in building resilience among low-capacity, hazard-prone communities.