On Leave

Faria Afrin Zinia

ফারিয়া আফরিন জিনিয়া

Assistant Professor

  •  Room No:  1st Floor, Dept. of URP,RUET
  •  Phone:   880-1684837303 , 880-1846203234
  •  Email:
  • faria@urp
  •  Website:   Faria Afrin Zinia

Faria Afrin Zinia studies transit equity and sustainable transport planning. After graduating from the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology (RUET) in Bangladesh, she has been serving RUET since 2017. She is currently on study leave and pursuing her Masters in City and Metropolitan Planning with a specialization in Smart Growth, Land Use, Transportation, and Accessibility at the University of Utah. Her research interest includes transportation accessibility, land use- transportation interaction, and the application of data science and spatial analytics in sustainable transportation planning.

Field of Research
  •  Transit Accessibility, Equity and Justice
  •  Travel Behavior and Mobility Pattern
  •  Transportation Policy and Planning
  •  Application of GIS and Data Science in Sustainable Transportation Planning
  •  Landuse-Transport interactions

  •  First Joined: 23rd Jul, 2017
  •      Dept. of Urban & Regional Planning



Book / Book Chapter
Journal Articles
Conference Papers
SL Authors Title Publisher Details Publication Year Type
1 Faria Afrin Zinia, Pukar Bhandari, Justice Prosper Tuffour, and Andy Hong Evaluating Social Equity of Transit Accessibility: A Case of Salt Lake County, U.S. Transportation Research Record (TRR) (Accepted) 2023 Journal
2 M Shafiq Ur Rahman, Afsana Haque,Muhammad Rashidul Hasan, Faria Afrin Zinia, Ahamed Zamil, M Jinnat Ali Mian Urban Transport in Bangladesh, Transport in Major Cities The Korea Transport Institute 2020 Book
3 Zinia, F.A., Jahan, M & Mohiuddin, H Analysis of Travel Behavior and Mobility Pattern of the Residence within Rajshahi City Corporation Area Plan Plus. 8, 1-14 2018 Journal
4 Zinia, F.A., Rubani, A., Al-fatin, A. S. M Community Based Capacity Enhancement Strategires for River Bank Erosion: A Case Study of Bulanpur Slum, Jianagar, Rajshahi Proceedings of the International Conference on Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering (pp. 350-355). Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology, Rajshahi 2017 Conference
5 Zinia, F.A., Anam, M.S., Hossain, A.K.M.S Implication of Agriculture and Rural Economy Nexus in Rural Planning, A case Study of Nimpara Union, Charghat, Rajshahi Banglagesh Institute of Planners. 8,233-241 2016 Journal
6 Zubayer, M.S., Zinia, F.A., Aforz, F., Romit, W,I. Pedestrian Walkway Environment Assessment: A case study of Rajshahi city Proceedings of the BPRC. Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka 2015 Conference
  •  University Gold Medal from RUET - December, 2019
  •  APAUtah Academic and Student Projects Award - December, 2022
  •  President Certificate for Excellent Academic Result in BURP from RUET - December, 2019
  •  Planning Scholarship from the University of Utah - August, 2021, 2022
  •  Erasmus Mundas Scholarship for the Prgram MSc in Geo-information Science and Earth Observation for Envir. Modelling - May, 2021 (Declined)
  •  University Merit Scholarship from RUET for academic excellence - per academic year, 2013-2016
  •  Primary Scholarship awarded from Primary Education Board, Dhaka, Bangladesh - April, 2003
  •  Town Planner of Vabanigang Municipality, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Phd Students
IdNameThesis workCurrent Position
Masters Students
IdNameThesis workCurrent Position
Undergraduate Students
IdNameThesis workCurrent Position
142020,147022Nishat Akter Juy, Golam Rosul AshaAnalyzing the Role of Para-TRansit Mode and Exploring Possible Solution for Efficient Future Urban Transportation: A Case Study of Rajshahi CityEmployee
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