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Arizona State University (top)
- This spring the school’s Planning PhD program completed its first year. Three students have been selected to begin the program in Fall 2013. The program works closely with ASU’s School of Sustainability, and also has close relationships with many of the communities in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Resources include state of the art geographic information science laboratories and computational facilities.
- Beginning this year, students in ASU’s Master in Urban and Environmental Planning may choose to earn an additional masters’ degree concurrently with the MUEP, in an efficient 3-year program of study. Students may choose from a concurrent masters’ degree in Sustainability, Public Administration, or Public Policy.
- Led by David Pijawka, professor and associate director of planning, the school is engaged in several activities centered around Native American planning: Six students from the Navajo Nation, as well as other students, are engaged in research that is evaluating land use planning in the Navajo Nation and developing guidelines for planning at local levels. In other initiatives, a studio involving the Havasupai Nation is being developed jointly with ASU’s American Indian Studies Program; and A strategic planning program for the Navajo – Hopi Land Commission is underway. In a state with 66% of the land owned by Native American Tribes and with 23 tribal nations the work by, ASU's planning plays a significant and recognized role.
- The planning program partnered with Mesa, Arizona’s 3rd-largest city, to develop a vision for a downtown urban plaza for the city. In the spring, students in the course “Place-making in Mesa” developed recommended parameters for the gathering-place, based on socio-economic analysis, site analysis, and comparative analysis with other communities. A fall course will continue the work on this project, using planning software CommunityViz as a tool to identify and analyze alternative scenarios for the plaza.
- Students in a combined senior/graduate level urban planning course took on a cooperative project with Valley Forward, a key leadership organization in the Phoenix area. The project focused on identifying development scenarios for vacant parcels in the Phoenix area’s light rail corridor. After a presentation of the study’s results this spring, the leadership group (recently renamed Arizona Forward) has decided to use the students’ work as the starting point for a white paper and toolkit aimed at supporting realization of the vision for converting vacant parcels in metropolitan Phoenix into more constructive spaces.
Boston University (top)
- Boston University’s MCP and MUA students successfully completed an Advisory Plan for the Revision of the Boston Harbor Islands General Management Plan. The Advisory Plan was commissioned by the Boston Harbor Islands Partnership, which includes the National Park Service. For additional information, please visit: http://www.bu.edu/met/files/2013/06/bu-met-bhi-press-release-may-2013.pdf
- Prof. Enrique Silva is leading a two year collaborative planning process in Mirebalais, Haiti, with colleagues from the University of Massachusetts at Boston and the University of the West Indies. The Mirebalais Planning Initiative (MPI) engages local authorities and community representatives in a range of workshops aimed at deepening municipal growth management practices. The MPI is fully funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. For more information, please visit: http://www.bu.edu/cityplanning/events_resources/events/index.html
- Prof. Silva was invited to give a keynote lecture on governance and challenges of planning in Haiti at the Autonomous Metropolitan University at Cuajimalpa, Mexico City, Mexico.
- The BU Planning Program has teamed up with the BU Department of Earth and the Environment, the School of Management and BU’s Engineering Department on a Wells Fargo-funded research project to promote energy efficiency in Roxbury, Massachusetts. The project is a collaboration with the Madison Park Neighborhood Development Corporation. For more information, please visit: http://www.bu.edu/energy/enhancing-energy-efficiency-in-urban-housing/
- MCP and MUA students worked on preliminary plans for the redevelopment of a parcel in the Codman Square Neighborhood. This study is an extension of the working relationship between the BU Planning Program and the Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation.
California State University, Northridge (top)
- Now in its fourth year, the department continued its international exchange program with two Brazilian universities (FIPSE-Brazil). Undergraduate majors Jasmin Roque, Diana Benitez and Cody Starr were exchange students to Brazil in spring 2013. Jasmin and Diana attended the Federal University of Goiás (UFG/BR) and Cody Starr enrolled in the Federal University of Uberlândia (UFU/BR). As part of the exchange, the department welcomed three Brazilian students, Leonardo Cavalcanti, Rafhael Mascarenhas and Adriana Machado from Federal University of Goias and Federal University of Uberlandia in Brazil. They spent Fall 2012 in the department taking urban studies and planning classes.
- Students in the department engaged in a range of professional activities during the past year. Students Chris Hicks and Sam Gutierrez participated in the California Transportation Foundation’s annual Educational Symposium for students and professionals in transportation in early November 2012. They were nominated by the department and were guests of the foundation at the event. URBS 450-Urban Problem Seminar students (under the supervision of Dr. Mintesnot Woldeamanuel) presented their research work on the 37th Annual CSU, Social Science Research and Instructional Council (SCRIC) Student Research Conference on May 3, 2012 at Cal State Los Angeles. Also, URBS 480-Urban Transportation Planning students attended “Complete Streets Conference” organized by UCLA on February 28, 2013. Their participation was made possible by many generous alumni donations to the department.
- Other students from the department were recognized for their scholarly achievements. Departmental majors Nara Gasparian and Regelio Martinez were the recipients of the James H. Ring Scholarship for 2012/13. Both students received scholarships awards of $1000 in recognition of their academic achievements. This scholarship is named for its founder, James H. Ring, an alumni of the department (1972). Andrew Kent, a junior in the department, received a scholarship of $1,000 from the California Planning Foundation.
- Several faculty members engaged in international professional activities. Dr. Robert Kent visited The School of Geographic Sciences at the Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica in Heredia, Costa Rica for 10 days in November 2012 as a visiting professor and curriculum advisor. Dr. Mintesnot Woldeamanuel was named World Social Science Fellow by The International Social Science Council (ISSC) and he attended a week-long seminar on Sustainable Urbanization in Quito, Ecuador in March 2013 where he also made a scholarly presentation. Also, under the umbrella of FIPSE grant supported sustainable urban planning exchange program with Brazil, Dr. Zeynep Toker and students participated in the program and conducted a walkability assessment of neighborhoods in Goiania and Uberlandia in June 2013.
- Kurt Christiansen, Urban Studies and Planning alumni was honored for his outstanding service to CSUN at the 2012 California State University Northridge (CSUN) volunteer service awards ceremony. Kurt who graduated from CSUN in 1985 with a bachelor’s degree in Urban Studies and Planning has been an indefatigable supporter of the department. He is currently the Director of Economic and Community Development for the City of Azusa. He has volunteered his time with Junior Achievement, AIDS Walk Los Angeles, the Boy Scouts of America, and the American Planning Association.
- Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima), a lecturer in the department, was elected to the State Assembly in November 2012 to represent California’s 39th Assembly District, which includes the communities of Pacoima, San Fernando, Arleta, Mission Hills, Sylmar, North Hollywood, Lake View Terrace, Los Angeles, Northeast Granada Hills, Sunland-Tujunga, and Sun Valley. Raul taught URBS 380 (Los Angeles, past, present and future).
Cleveland State University (top)
- Professors Mittie Davis Jones, Sanda Kaufman, Wendy Kellogg and Dennis Keating participated in the AESOP/ACSP Joint Congress in Dublin, Ireland in July, 2013
- Professor Stephanie Ryberg-Webster presented on "Preserving Cleveland's African-American Heritage at the 2013 Society for American City and Regional History conference in Toronto in October, 2013
- Professor Haifeng Qian presented on Regional Economic Development at the 2013 annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers and his article entitled "Diversity versus tolerance" was published in Urban Studies, Vol. 50: 2718-2735 (2013). He is PI on a grant on "Skills, regions, and entrepreneurship" from the Regional Studies Association
- Professor Alan Weinstein co-authored the 2013 update of "Federal Land Use Law and Litigation" and presented on "Regulating Adult Entertainment Businesses" at the March, 2013 International Municipal Lawyers' national
- Professor Norm Krumholz was presented in September, 2013 with the APA Ohio 2013 Award for Outstanding Planner
Columbia University (top)
- Columbia’s Urban Planning Program held six studios for first-year students this spring. The projects were: Developing a plan for Pier 76 and Pier 84 of the Hudson River Park for the client, Hudson River Park Trust; Strengthening the Greenbelt Plan in Medellin, Colombia through growth management strategies; Presenting a new community plan for Dayton, NJ based on the extension of the PATH train to Newark Airport; Analyzing a revitalization project known as the Creative Village in Orlando, Fl, a live-work downtown district that appeals to the ‘creative class’; Working with LabourNet, client in Bangalore, India, on the relationship between learning, skills, and public infrastructure projects; Planning for a regional food system based on grass-fed beef in the Catskills region of New York State.
- GSAPP’s multi-program Porto Maravilha Rio Studio led by Clara Irazabal this past fall has continued to receive media coverage and praise. Real for Rio featured the student’s study on low-income housing feasibility in the revitalization of Rio’s port area. http://riorealblog.com/abecedario/
- May Yu, MS UP ’13, organized a Studio-X Rio Workshop this spring in conjunction with Instituto de Estudos do Trabalho e Sociedade (IETS). The workshop, Protecting Local Livelihoods in Urban Sustainable Development: The Case of Jardim Gramacho, investigated the intersection of employment and environmental sustainability, and the role of planners and policy makers in these issues. The panel discussion focused on a local example of the closure and rehabilitation of Jardim Gramacho, the largest landfill in Latin America. Though Gramacho was an environmental hazard, it provided livelihoods for around 3,000 workers in the informal economy. Through speakers representing various related interests and a working thematic session, the participants strategized for a more equitable and sustainable Gramacho.
- The spring issue of Urban Magazine is now online. Visit the program website to view, and learn more about the student edited publication.
- In February, students and faculty from the New York metro area Planning schools gathered at Columbia for a symposium on urban planning in China. The country has experienced rapid urbanization in the past few decades, raising multiple planning issues. Similarly, our program and other American planning schools have welcomed a greater population of Chinese students interested in gaining the knowledge to solve the challenges of urbanization in their home country. For this particular lecture Weipin Wu, Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University, spoke on the history of Chinese urbanization, which was beneficial to attendees unfamiliar with the timeline of China’s growth. The second half of the event shifted gears to a panel discussion with Chinese students and graduates from local planning schools. The discussion raised important questions of how to gain relevant experience in the United States and how to apply an American planning education in China. The event was organized by the newly formed Urban China Network, a group of Chinese students from area planning programs. Next year the group plans to hold similar events to bring planning issues in China to the forefront.
- Adjunct faculty member Moshe Adler recently had a paper published: “Findings vs. Interpretation in “The Long-Term Impacts of Teachers” by Chetty et al,” Education Policy Analysis Archives, Volume 21, No. 10, February 2013. Additionally, his book, “Economics for the Rest of Us: Debunking the Science that Makes Life Dismal,” was translated into Chinese and published in Beijing.
- In February 2013, GSAPP hosted TCLab’s Narrate: Complexity and Narrative in Health, a book launch for Market Menagerie: Health and Development in Late Industrial States, Professor Smita Srinivas’ most recent book. Smita Srinivas moderated a panel with urban designer Brian McGrath (Parsons), journalist Patricia Thomas (U Georgia), photo-journalist Stephen Mayes (VII photo) and emergency strategist Jason Cone (Medecins Sans Frontieres). The event was an opportunity to bring in diverse viewpoints and experiences in public health for a discussion. Professor Srinivas was also invited in 2013 by the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and by UNICEF to help provide analysis and writing on technological innovation, urban issues, and social equity, for their flagship publications on development, the Global Perspectives on Development 2013, and the State of the World’s Children 2013.
Florida Atlantic University (top)
- As a continued effort on participating in Place-Making and Civic Engagement activities, the FAU School of Urban and Regional Planning organized Park(ing) Day West Palm Beach 2013, an international urban guerilla event held on September 20th, with the collaborative effort of the City of West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority, Lejobart, FAU Planning Society and other local businesses and private firms. They all came together for a one day installation of a temporary park that substituted 5 on-street parking spots on Clematis Street. The event successfully showcased a modular parklet with interactive games, a garden and lounging areas.
- The School of Urban and Regional Planning welcomes Dr. Jesse Saginor as an Associate Professor. He holds a Ph.D. in Urban Studies and Public Affairs with a concentration on real estate and economic development from Cleveland State University. He also has a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the Ohio State University. Dr. Saginor worked as an Assistant Professor for seven years at Texas A&M University, where he taught in the undergraduate Urban and Regional Planning Program and the Master of Land and Property Development Program. His current and future research focuses on alternative funding partnership mechanisms for infrastructure development and redevelopment, housing market dynamics related to hurricane-prone coastal areas, eminent domain, community-based market analysis approaches, and immigration-based economic development policy.
- Senior Fellow Frank Schnidman co-chaired the 29th annual Land Use Institute for the American Law Institute. This 2-day continuing legal education program was held in San Francisco in August and attended by almost 100 attorneys. FAU School of Urban and Regional Planning is the annual co-sponsor of the event and Frank Schnidman has been the organizer and co-chair for the past 29 years.
- In the spring of 2013, the City Council of Boca Raton approved and implemented a pilot study based on the work of graduate students from the School of Urban and Regional Planning. With the guidance of Dr. Diana Mitsova, the students collaborated with the Green Living Advisory Board of the City of Boca Raton to design a Neighborhood Certification System as a means to evaluate Boca Raton residents' environmental awareness and encourage sustainable living.
- The School of Urban and Regional Planning is expanding its interdisciplinary approach by continuing to collaborate with other departments. Urban Planning students are working together with students in Computer Engineering and Multimedia Studies to develop Android Apps that will focus on several Urban and Environmental Planning topics.
Florida State University (top)
- Jeff Brown and Mike Duncan were part of an interdisciplinary team that was awarded a University Transportation Center by USDOT. This center has a focus upon Safe and Accessible Transportation for an Aging Population, and involves faculty in Urban & Regional Planning, Civil Engineering, Psychology and Geography, among a long list of participating units. This UTC is also connected to a Florida State University research thrust on the topic of Successful Longevity, aimed at improving the quality of life for elderly residents in Florida and elsewhere.
- Rebecca Miles and Andrew Aurand have been awarded funding by the Claude Pepper Center to continue their research on the role of neighborhoods in facilitating active aging. Miles and Aurand worked with PhD student Kareem Usher on an article entitled Local Environment of Neighborhood Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities (NORC) in a Mid-Sized U.S. City, to be published in the Journal of Housing for the Elderly.
- Planner-in-Residence Lindsay Stevens and Tim Chapin have been awarded $50,000 by the Florida Department of Transportation to study Intercity Bus Travel in Florida. This project will review service trends and travel demand patterns of long distance intercity bus service in the state of Florida, and their work will provide recommendations to DOT for possible investments or policy initiatives to support this growing travel mode.
- The Department is proud to announce that Jeff Brown will be taking over as Chair of Urban & Regional Planning in June 2014. Brown is taking over from Tim Chapin, who has been Chair since August 2008. During Chapin’s time in charge the Department has seen its enrollments grow, outside C&G activity increase, the retirements of faculty Greg Thompson and Robert Deyle, and the hiring of excellent new junior faculty. Brown takes over a nationally ranked unit in a university with a stated goal of becoming a Top 25 public institution in the next decade.
Georgia Institute of Technology (top)
- New Georgia Tech degree in Geographic Information Science and Technology - Beginning in the Fall 2013 semester, the Georgia Tech School of City and Regional Planning is offering a new professional degree: the Master of Science in Geographic Information Science and Technology (MS-GIST). Students can complete the 34 credit-hour curriculum in one calendar year including two semesters of full-time coursework and a capstone project course offered during the summer. Part-time students may complete the program in two or three academic years plus one summer session for the capstone project course. The MS-GIST degree provides students with a common core of fundamental spatial analysis knowledge, a strong foundation of technology skills, and the flexibility to apply those skills to a broad range of professional and academic fields. Additional information on the new program is available at http://www.planning.gatech.edu/academics/msgist/overview.
Indiana University of Pennsylvania (top)
- The BS Regional Planning Program (RPP) and the Department Geography and Regional Planning at IUP is excited to welcome two colleagues who joined the department in Fall 2013 as Assistant Professors; Drs. Sudeshna Ghosh and Zhongwei Liu. Dr. Sudeshna Ghosh received her PhD in Regional Development Planning from the University of Cincinnati in May 2013. She holds a Master of City Planning from the Indian Institute of Technology, and BA in Architecture from Bengal Engineering and Science University, India. Her research and teaching interests include economic development planning, community development planning, urban and regional economics, land use planning, and geographic information systems/science. Her dissertation research applied advanced GIS and spatial analysis methods to assess the land use impacts of large-scale employers in small town and rural communities. Dr. Zhongwei Liu received his PhD in Geography and an MS in Applied Statistics from the University of Cincinnati in 2008. He also holds an MS in Geography and BA in Economics from Peking University and Shandong University, China, respectively. Dr. Zhongwei Liu brings expertise in environmental and watershed-based planning as well as geospatial techniques. Prior to joining IUP, Dr. Liu was Executive Director, GIS and Remote Sensing Core Lab, University of Nevada, Las Vegas and also worked in two Postdoctoral Research appointments at the Universities of Nevada and Florida, respectively.
- IUP RPP and the Department celebrate and congratulate Dr. Richard Hoch, AICP, CEP for his tenure and promotion to Associate Professor in August 2013.
- IUP RPP enthusiastically welcomes Jeffrey Raykes, AICP, senior planner, Department of Economic Development and Planning, Indiana County this Fall 2013 as an Adjunct Professor to teach an upper division Regional Planning course Community Participation and Civic Engagement.
- Dr. Whit Watt’s Planning Design Studio II class project “Lincoln Avenue Corridor”, Latrobe, PA has been nominated for Pennsylvania APA student award. Winners will be announced at the annual meeting of APA-PA Chapter, October 20-22, 2013.
- Dr. Richard Hoch recently submitted the final report in fulfillment of the grant award from the Colcom Foundation (http://www.colcomfdn.org/) in collaboration with The Center for Coalfield Justice (http://coalfieldjustice.org/). The report, titled, “Community Indicators of Environmental Justice” is a 52 page document with over 150 maps and 50 tables that identifies 49 variables in effort to characterize environmental impacts from resource extraction and other demographic, social, and economic indicators by normalizing the data and enabling comparative rankings. This is the fourth report delivered by Hoch for the overarching project called Landscape Today. The Landscape Today Initiative is used for outreach and education of local citizens and decision-makers within the longwall coalfields of Pennsylvania (primarily Greene and Washington Counties). It is also establishing baseline data for future research.
Iowa State University (top)
- Professor Francis Owusu appointed interim department chair- Professor Francis Owusu is now the interim chair of the Department of Community and Regional Planning. He replaces Professor Douglas Johnston, who accepted a new position as chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry.
- CRP Department is the home of Community Development (C. Dev) online Masters Program- The CRP Department at ISU is now the home of the Community Development (C. Dev) Online Master's Degree program. This fully online, cutting edge, trans-disciplinary, and inter-institutional program is part of the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (GPIDEA) – an academic alliance that offers online graduate and undergraduate coursework and program options in high demand professional fields. The program have five participating universities (Iowa State University, Kansas State University, North Dakota State University, South Dakota State University, and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln) and is ideal for students seeking a professional career in Community Development as well as Community Development practitioners who wish to augment their training (See http://agonline.iastate.edu/programs/community-development-masters-program).
- Professor Carlton Basmajian writes about Atlanta's urban sprawl and also about cemeteries- In his new book, Atlanta Unbound: Enabling Sprawl through Policy and Planning (Temple University Press, 2013), Professor Basmajian demonstrates how metropolitan Atlanta’s regional planning groups accelerated the sprawl they were trying to control. Professor Basmajian is also one of the co-authors of a recently published APA Planning Advisory Service Report (#572) titled Planning for the Deceased. He has previously published on the subject in Journal of the American Planning Association and Landscape and Urban Planning.
- Professor Jane Rongerude works with Graduate students in planning efforts in Des Moines- For the third year in a row, Professor Jane Rongerude and the graduate planning studio are collaborating with the Neighborhood Planning Division in the City of Des Moines. This fall, students are working with two low-income urban core neighborhoods to update their neighborhood plans for the first time in 20 years. During the past two decades, residents in these neighborhoods have worked hard to improve their communities despite growing disinvestment and continuing physical decay. The class will be working in the city offices and on in the ground in the neighborhoods to conduct research, gather resident feedback, and build relationships between the neighborhood residents and others community stakeholders. Professor Rongerude is also leading a two-year study for the Polk County Housing Trust Fund assessing the availability of Affordable Housing in Polk County. This summer, the release of the phase II report coincided with the Trust Fund’s biannual affordable housing bus tour, which was built on the data from the report. Assisted by graduate student Eric Ports and recent bachelor’s graduate Josh Hellyer, Rongerude led the bus tour, educating interested housing professionals, policy-makers, and advocates about the importance of considering the relationship between housing, transportation, and access to services and job centers when determining where to place affordable housing.
- Professor Biswa Das’ outreach initiatives for Iowa communities- As part of ISU Extension and Outreach Community and Economic Development, Professor Biswa Das is embarking a new public finance initiative. Using city and county finance data, analysis is being conducted and annual situation and trends reports will be developed for each of the 946 cities and 99 counties. The educational outreach program is designed to provide an alternate perspective about the financial health and relative performance of Iowa cities and counties. Professor Das also is part of the team working with the City of Waukon, a northeast Iowa community in Allamakee County, to develop a comprehensive plan. In addition, Professor Das is working with a group of stakeholders in the City of Ottumwa, Iowa to develop an action plan and identify strategies for addressing the housing issues in the community. This project a follow up of an undergraduate planning studio, under the direction of Professor Susan Bradbury, that conducted housing needs assessment of the region and proposed recommendations for addressing housing market challenges in the community.
University at Buffalo, SUNY (top)
- Urban and regional planning faculty member Robert Mark Silverman joins with Kelly Patterson from UB's School of Social Work on two recent publications, addressing fair housing policy and the role of schools in urban community development. Visit the Buffalo School website to learn more about their publications.
- The School of Architecture and Planning welcomes five new faculty members this fall in architecture and urban and regional planning. Head over to ap.buffalo.edu for the feature article.
- Jiyoung Park, assistant professor of urban and regional planning, has received one of three 2013 UB Young Investigator Awards. This Exceptional Scholar Award celebrates a recent superior achievement of a scholar in his/her field of study that distinguishes the recipient as an up-and-coming scholar. Read about his research in our news section.
- Student News: Fulbright scholar and climate activist Subhashni Raj, who just completed her master of urban planning at the University at Buffalo, will start her PhD at UB this fall as the first recipient of the university’s Jerome L. Kaufman Doctoral Fellowship for the study of food systems planning. Check out the new degree program and Raj’s profile article on our website. Additionally, social entrepreneur and MUP grad Darren Cotton joins four other enterprising UB students in sharing their experience in starting a business or social enterprise. Check out his profile online.
- $3.96 million USDA Grant was awarded to Samina Raja to promote food security in U.S.The five-year grant extends research Raja has conducted in Buffalo and Western New York and will deliver the tools of food system planning to 20 communities across the U.S. Visit our news section to learn more about the grant.
- Henry Louis Taylor Jr., professor of urban and regional planning and director of the Center for Urban Studies, discussed the relationship of supplier diversity to community wealth and the regeneration of distressed communities at a recent conference sponsored by True Blue Inclusion, a research and consultancy supporting diversity leaders across the U.S. Read more
- Urban and regional planning faculty member Harry Warren, along with architecture faculty members Hiro Hata and Michael Williams of H+W Studio will design several facilities for the Canalside development project on the Buffalo waterfront. They are also designing an open-air multi-use pavilion on an adjacent parcel. Together these facilities will support the public use of the new Canalside areas. Learn more
University of Colorado, Denver (top)
- The program rolled out an innovative new curriculum in Fall 2013 and hired three new faculty members – Assistant Professors Carrie Makarewicz and Andrew Rumbach and Associate Professor Austin Troy – all of whom will join Assistant Professor Carey McAndrews who started at CU Denver in Fall 2012. The program also launched three new interdisciplinary teaching, research, engagement and funding initiatives in Healthy Communities, Urban Revitalization and Regional Sustainability and created a new MURP Alumni Association for our 1300 alumni and a Scholarship Fund with an emphasis on increasing diversity in our student body. The MURP program was also reaccredited through December 2016 and, most recently, we launched a new website, LinkedIn group, Twitter feed, Facebook page and a Planners Network group.
- Chair and Associate Professor Jeremy Németh received tenure and promotion in June 2013. His recent articles have appeared in JAPA, JPER, Environment and Planning A and B, Urban Studies, Urban Affairs Review, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Journal of Urban Design and Housing Policy Debate.
- Associate Professor Austin Troy’s book The Very Hungry City (Yale University Press, 2012) was designated book of the year by the Baltimore Ecosystem Study and he gave a TEDx talk in Washington DC on the book in October 2013. In the past year, Dr. Troy has given keynote addresses at multiple universities and conferences and published several articles; his article on the relationship between tree canopy and crime rates was covered extensively in the popular media, including the Boston Globe.
- Assistant Professor Carey McAndrews published four articles in 2013 focusing on transportation, health disparities, road safety, climate change and risk. These articles appeared in Journal of Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, Science, Technology and Human Values and Accident Analysis and Preventionand in an edited book published by MN and NY Campus Compact.
- Assistant Professor Carrie Makarewicz presented on an economic development panel at the AESOP/ACSP Joint Congress in Dublin, Ireland in July 2013. Her article “Vouchers, Magnet Schools, Charter Schools and Options: Analyzing the Effects of School and Housing Choices on Mode Choice to School,” was published in the July 2013 issue of Transportation Research Record.
- Assistant Professor Andrew Rumbach helped launch a department- and college-wide initiative called Resilient Colorado which will assist Colorado communities with recover from recent flash floods in the state. In November 2013, Dr. Rumbach will present a paper on disaster risk in small cities at the National University of Singapore's workshop on disaster governance.
- Instructor Ken Schroeppel was named Director of Professional Engagement for the MURP program. Ken leads the public on monthly tours of the Denver Union Station project and has given dozens of presentations on Downtown development and revitalization to community/business/academic organizations. Ken maintains two blogs – Denver Urbanism and Denver Infill – which receive over 70,000 visits each month.
- Instructor Jennifer Steffel Johnson’s Urban Housing course led three affordable housing charrettes at Housing Colorado Now! Conference in Vail which brought students together with design, finance, construction and development professionals and a real client to design innovative housing solutions on three sites around the state. Johnson also led four MURP courses in partnering with Welby, CO, an unincorporated town surrounded on all sides by industrial areas. The students’ work focused on vulnerable populations and their final products included comprehensive walkability studies, demographic/socioeconomic profiles, economic forecasts, frameworks plans, zoning proposals, and community inventories. Several hundred community members and local officials attended the final community meeting and presentation.
University of Kansas (top)
- After 40 years of service to urban planning education at the University of Kansas, Professor James Mayo retired and moved on to new adventures in a new home in Albuquerque. Mayo was chair of the department for over 10 years before turning things over to current chair, Stacey Swearingen White. Before leaving, he was honored with the title of “professor emeritus”.
- This fall we welcome a new faculty member, assistant professor Ward Lyles. Most recently Ward was a post-doctoral research associate at the Center for Sustainable Community Design at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Institute for the Environment. Ward describes his research and teaching interests as being at “the intersection of people, the built environment, and the natural environment.” He will strengthen the department’s and the University’s emphasis on sustainability with his work on climate adaptation, quality plans, and planning for resilient communities. He received his PhD in 2012 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Department of City and Regional Planning. He will be teaching Quantitative Methods I, environmental planning courses, and Planning the American City.
- In January of 2013, Prof. Kirk McClure was one of the first two ever recipients of the School of Architecture, Design, and Planning's Research Impact Award at the University of Kansas. At the awards ceremony, he explained how his research is all about making affordable housing programs work better.
- Associate Professor Bonnie Johnson was recently elected to the position of Professional Development Officer of the Kansas Chapter of the American Planning Association.
University of Maryland (top)
- The National Center for Smart Growth (NCSG) recently established the Purple Line Corridor Coalition (PLCC), an initiative aimed to leverage economic opportunities while retaining community identities alongthe Maryland Transit Authority’s proposed new Metro-DC transit corridor. Spearheaded by Director of NCSG Gerrit Knaap, the coalition provides community, government and private business leaders with a forum for cross collaboration and idea exchange, access to key research and case studies and helps guide their efforts and expertise. Read the full story here.
- This summer, an urban planning studio took a 20,000-foot look at the University of Maryland and its home of College Park, as they plan for future revitalization and look to strengthen the city/university, or “Town-Gown,” relationship. Led by Urban Studies and Planning (URSP) Program director Jim Cohen, planning graduate students Eli Knaap and Aviva Brown examined the types of impediments facing UMD and College Park in their path towards creating a more vibrant and livable “university district” for students, faculty, staff and city-dwellers. Read more here.
- The University of Maryland National Center for Smart Growth (NCSG) will resume broadcasting webinars live this fall through the Center’s website in an effort to bring smart growth experts, compelling studies and practical planning tools to a global audience. The NCSG webinars focus specifically on a broad range of planning topics. The fall slate will host a number of speakers from the University and beyond. David Rusk, former Mayor of Albuquerque and author of the book, Cities without Suburbs, will kick off the series October 2, 2013. Details, plus a full schedule of speakers will be available on the NCSG website. For those who can’t tune in live, the Center offers stream-able versions of each lecture on its website.
- Last spring, a new graduate-level urban planning course focusing on planning technologies debuted at the University of Maryland. Developed by Dr. Chao Liu, URSP 688L: Planning Technologies provides an introduction of several basic technologies needed by planners, with a special focus on GIS, as well as concepts and knowledge to evaluate a variety of technologies (blogs, social-networking tools, video-sharing, on-line survey, etc.). This fall, in collaboration with her colleague Eli Knaap, Lui redesigned the class to incorporate blended learning techniques such as online lectures and problem-solving webinar discussions with peers. Also launched this past academic year was a new course on planning for an aging society, developed by Associate Professor Alex Chen.
- After a successful first run last spring, UMD’s Urban Planning Program will launch Code for Community II this October, a University-wide competition that challenges undergraduate students to develop a mobile or web-based app that addresses a challenge in a Maryland community. Working under the guidance of community partners and technology experts, student teams bring their ideas for bettering their state to virtual life. Last year’s winning app helped users easily pinpoint facilities—from swimming pools to campsites—within Prince George’s County Parks and Recreation Department. While the contest promises students the thrill of competition and rush of “cause innovation,” this year it offers a new enticement: teams will go head-to-head for cash prizes. Learn more about Code for Community here.
- Professor Marie Howland will be presenting an overview of the economic health of Montgomery County, MD in October to a gathering of 75 regional elected officials and business leaders this October. The presentation, part of an economic climate roundtable sponsored by Montgomery Business Development Corporation, will deliver vital information researched and compiled through the University of Maryland University Center for Economic Development.
University of Massachusetts, Amherst (top)
- Regional Planning gets a new home! The University of Massachusetts, Amherst announces funding for a new Integrated Design Building. The building is planned to be LEED-certified with advanced sustainability technologies, and will house the Departments of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning, Architecture, and Green Building. Designers are being selected this fall, and the building will open in 2017.
- UMass Planning hosts the only US showing of the international exhibition - Post-Oil City: The History of the Urban Future, curated by the Goethe Institute. The exhibition presents models, computer animations, video clips and documentation exploring 11 innovative urban projects in Asia, Africa, and America, and their connections to utopias of the past. The exhibition demonstrates positive, possible, contextualized and sustainable answers to the challenges posed by climate change, a limited supply of fossil fuels, economic recession, and global systemic crisis. The exhibition has previously been shown in South Africa, Canada, Ethiopia, Japan, and India.
- The department has a new Graduate Certificate in Cultural Landscape Management. The Cultural Landscape Management Certificate prepares students for professional positions managing places with significance and meaning for those who create them, live in them, or experience them as visitors. Often cultural landscapes are “protected” landscapes, recognized as World Heritage Sites, National Parks, National Heritage Areas, or bounded and designated in some other way. The certificate is available to degree and non-degree students, and requires only 15 credits of coursework.
- Students prepare the first climate adaptation chapter for a community Master Plan in Massachusetts. As part of the Regional Planning Studio, a team of students analyzed the physical and social vulnerabilities and climate projections for coastal Marshfield, Massachusetts. Students developed recommendations for physical design and regulations in the most vulnerable areas.
- Professor Elisabeth Hamin and her co-PIs are awarded a 5-year, $737,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. The project, called the Sustainable Adaptive Gradients in the coastal Environment (SAGE) Research Coordination Network, will develop a transdisciplinary learning network of Caribbean and U.S. Northeast researchers and policymakers focusing on hazard-resilient coastal infrastructure.
- Assistant Professor Flavia Montenegro-Menezes receives UMass President’s Creative Economy Initiatives Award. Her proposal “Participatory Asset Mapping: Sustainable Planning and Development in Holyoke” will develop a tested and transferable approach to integrating unique cultural assets into regional planning.
- UMass planning students study in Goiana, Brazil, for a semester as part of a funded exchange program, and Goiana students come to UMass for a semester of their graduate or undergraduate studies. This program is in its fourth year, and has been highly successful at integrating students into their international experiences.
University of Oklahoma (top)
- The RCPL Division was pleased to partner with the University’s Institute for Quality Communities in hosting the April 2013 Placemaking Conference. This event brought national experts, such as Dan Burden, Donald Rypkema and Ellen Dunham Jones, to engage an audience of 800 Oklahomans in a dialogue about planning and placemaking.
- OU is happy to welcome Dr. John Harris to the RCPL family. Dr. Harris earned his PhD from Florida State University in Urban and Regional Planning in 2012. He specializes in community and economic development and international planning. He has been identified to lead a service learning initiative in Zambia for the College of Architecture.
- Dr. Meghan Wieters was elected secretary/treasurer of the faculty women’s interest group which serves ACSP.
- The University of Oklahoma will host a joint APA/ASLA State conference in October 2104. The two faculty are excited to bring planners and landscape architects together in the State to discuss climate related issues affecting the South Central region of the United States.
- Dr. Jourdan, along with her colleagues, Dr. Eric Strauss, and Attorney Elizabeth Garvin, have entered into a contract with Taylor and Francis to write a land use law textbook for the education of planning students. The book is scheduled for release in Summer 2015.
University of Oregon (top)
- The University of Oregon’s Community Service Center (CSC) received the Special Achievement in Planning award from the Oregon Chapter of the American Planning Association on May 30th. This award recognizes the depth and breadth of the programs of the CSC and their impact on the state over the past 40 years. The programs of the CSC include Community Planning Workshop (CPW), Resource Assistance for Rural Environments (RARE), Oregon Partnership for Disaster Resilience (OPDR) and the Economic Development Administration University Center (EDAUC). This award coincides with the 40th anniversary of the passage of Senate Bill 100, Oregon’s landmark land use law. The CSC’s first project, via CPW, addressed Senate Bill 100 in 1973.
- The Community Planning Workshop (CPW) is helping five small Oregon cities develop local programs that protect wetlands, stream corridors, and surface water quality. The work is part of a pilot project funded by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality that links under-resourced communities with the university, providing technical assistance to the communities and service learning opportunities to students. The approach focuses on identifying and addressing the unique challenges and needs of each community and therefore differs from the more common tactic of adopting generic model codes. The project includes drafting regulatory ordinances for two communities, the most common approach to protecting water quality. It has also involved innovative community-based outreach programs to accompany regulation. In other communities, the work has resulted in the development of a unique non-regulatory surface water management program that relies heavily on water quality education and voluntary protection efforts. The non-regulatory surface water management program is the first of its kind for cities in Oregon.
- Two new tenure-track faculty join the Planning, Public Policy and Management Department for Fall 2013: Nicole Ngo, and Rebecca Lewis. Dr. Ngo received her Ph.D. in Sustainable Development at Columbia University and her B.A. in Economics and B.S. in Earth and Environmental Science from the University of California, Irvine. Her research focuses on the economic and health impacts of environmental problems in urban areas in the U.S. and sub-Saharan Africa. She has collaborated with the Center for Sustainable Urban Development at the Earth Institute, the University of Nairobi, and the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). Dr. Lewis is a faculty affiliate of the National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education at the University of Maryland. Dr. Lewis was a 2010 Lincoln Institute of Land Policy C. Lowell Harriss Dissertation Fellow and received 2012 Barclay Gibbs Jones Award for the Best Dissertation in Planning from the American Collegiate Schools of Planning for her dissertation evaluating the efficacy of smart growth in Maryland. Her research broadly focuses on state land use policy, local comprehensive plan quality, state and local finance, infrastructure and urban form. She teaches courses in land use and comprehensive planning, community infrastructure, plan implementation and sustainable development.
University of Sheffield (top)
- The Department of Town and Regional Planning at the University of Sheffield (TRP) has played a key role in a major, European wide project. VALUE (Valuing Attractive Landscapes in the Urban Economy) is a partnership project aiming to demonstrate the economic value of Green Infrastructure in cities and regions. TRP was one of the 9 project partners for VALUE in Europe. TRP's John Hennerberry, Berna Gaskin, Ian Mell and Simone Allin played key roles in the project. The project has now completed and it has just issued its final report. VALUE was funded through the European Union Interreg IVB programme for North West Europe. The project brought together partner organisations in Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK. TRP coordinated the large scale surveys of business and communities locally, to find out if they were willing to pay for greener spaces. The Challenge was to establish where to target green infrastructure investments in cities and regions to deliver the greatest economic benefits while ensuring that high quality green infrastructure is protected and integral to the urban fabric. Quality green infrastructure is vital to support strong and prosperous communities throughout North West Europe. This is particularly important as urban greenspaces are being built on because they are currently seen as less valuable than other land uses. By promoting awareness of the value of green infrastructure and attractive landscapes VALUE raised the value of development of quality open spaces and improve social cohesion.
- Year 4 Mplan student Francesca Rowson has won the Academic Award 2013 for Enterprise. The Academic Awards are given to staff and students to celebrate the efforts they make to create an excellent educational experience for all Sheffield students. Students nominate people for these awards, which are then presented during a ceremony.Despite various demands on academics', support staff and student representatives' time, many go out of their way to provide excellent teaching and support to students. The university think this should be rewarded- by nominating them for a range of awards. They also recognise that education is more than just attending lectures which is why they’ve got awards for support staff and student representatives.
- The report of TRP's Dr Andy Inch's research on culture change in Scottish planning has been published by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). This report improves the understanding of Scotland's planning culture, practices, power relations and identities that shape this as well as the role of cultural change in the implementation of planning reform.Focusing on Scotland, this research has investigated what ‘culture change’ means to different actors, how it is influencing planning in practice, and whether it has helped to address the concerns of the property industry and others that prompted reform. It has therefore examined the politics of culture change, investigating the ways in which culture change has been understood and is now both shaping and being shaped by a range of actors through their everyday practices.
- International student Lora Zhu has won the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) book prize award for 2012 with her dissertation. The award is given by the RTPI to the student with the highest overall mark for their dissertation. Lora today said; "My dissertation, The role of Non-Government Organizations (NGO's) in Heritage Protection in China: A Case Study in Beijing, explores the role of NGO's in heritage protection in China. In my dissertation I develop an empirically grounded theoretical framework to understand the interactions between government, organizations, the public and NGO's in this field. There is a growing agreement among professionals that civic participation will benefit the understanding and protection of heritage in important ways. However, in practice heritage protection, and the involvement of the public encounters various obstacles. One important obstacle is the fragility of the rue of law in the field of heritage protection in China. Second, the directives of higher levels of government, which usually express economic goals, often overrule local officials. I argue that NGOs play an important role in this contested field by signaling infractions of the rue of law, collecting and providing information on concrete projects to the media, support citizens in their attempt to preserve historic buildings and sites, and create awareness among the public and in the media abut pending demolition of historic sites.
University of Southern California (top)
- Senior Associate Dean and Professor Genevieve Giuliano was selected in May by then-U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood to serve on the National Freight Advisory Committee, which will offer guidance on freight transportation-related topics, including the development of a national freight network and strategic plan.
- The USC METRANS Transportation Center has received a $3.7 million grant from the Volvo Research and Educational Foundation to establish a Center of Excellence in urban freight research. The center, called Metrofreight, will research ways to streamline the transportation, handling and storage of goods in city centers while working to reduce the impact on traffic congestion, air quality and urban livability.
- The USC Price School signed an MOU in February with the State of São Paulo, Brazil, to promote joint research and educational opportunities. Under the agreement, USC Price, the State of São Paulo, and the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of São Paulo (USP) will explore collaborations in such areas as community and economic development, urban governance, environmentally sustainable development, transportation, and real estate and housing.
- Aja Brown, BS ’04, MPL ’05, was elected mayor of Compton, Calif., in June. Brown previously served as: project manager of Compton’s Community Redevelopment Agency; planning commissioner for the City of Pasadena; senior administrative analyst and senior planner for the City of Inglewood; and economic development analyst for the City of Gardena. In addition, Master of Planning students presented their work at the American Planning Association’s 2013 National Planning Conference in Chicago in April. Bianca Shulaker gave a presentation on “Evaluating the impacts of park and greenway features, cues, and context on individual and community health,” during the student capstone session. Peter Enzminger, Komal Panjwani, Michael Raley and Andre Sahakian also presented their joint project, “Sustainable Economic Development in a Historically Ethnic Community: Past Meets Future in Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo.” And in February, Master of Planning students led 100 middle school students on a tour of the USC campus and introduced them to the importance of urban planning; the visits were part of a collaboration with the GEAR UP program at the Robert F. Kennedy community schools in Los Angeles.
- Professor Dowell Myers co-authored a report, released in March, which estimated that by the end of the year, a majority of L.A. County residents will be California natives, for the first time in recorded history. He also authored the report “California’s Diminishing Resource: Children,” released in January by USC Price and the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health. According to an analysis of census data, an unprecedented decline in California's child population, coupled with a tidal wave of baby boom retirees, will pose significant challenges for the state's future prosperity. And in June, Myers took part in an event at the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C., titled, "Immigrants and Their Children in the Future Workforce."
- Assistant Professor Liz Falletta developed a research project, titled By-Right/By-Design, which examines multifamily housing designs through multiple lenses: real estate development, urban planning and architecture. It compares multifamily housing designs of the past and present to reveal new insights for the future of housing production in Los Angeles. Her project was selected by the LA Forum for Architecture and Urban Design to be featured at Hollywood’s WUHO Gallery as part of its summer exhibition.
University of Texas- Arlington (top)
- School of Urban and Public Affairs (SUPA) Assistant Professor Yekang Ko is PI on a grant sponsored by the U.S. Forest Service titled “Monitoring and Modeling Tree Growth, Longevity and Performance.” The project will examine the effects of shade trees on building energy performance in Sacramento, CA. Time series analysis will be used to document changes in tree survival, growth and energy performance in order to assess the long-term effectiveness of different species and locations.
- Dr. Ko’s paper “Urban Form and Residential Energy Use: A Review of Design Principles and Research Findings” was published in the OnlineFirst edition of the Journal of Planning Literature in June.
- Lieutenant Colonel Earnest R. Lloyd, a doctoral student in SUPA’s Urban Planning and Public Policy Program, was awarded the Lieutenant General Thomas J. Plewes Reserve Components National Security Strategy Writing Award given for excellent writing by a reservist on Reserve Component issues for his paper titled Stability Operations, Civil Information Management and Spatial Decision Support Systems. The award is sponsored by the Reserve Officers Association and focuses on the role of the Reserve Component in support of national military strategy.
- Dr. Jesús Treviño, a professor at Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León in Mexico and an alumnus of SUPA, led a Spatial Analysis Workshop at the University this summer. Students, staff and faculty participated in the workshop, which provided an overview of Exploratory Spatial Data Analysis (ESDA), geovisualization and spatial statistics.
- The City of Aledo, TX, unanimously adopted a Parks, Recreation, and Open Spaces Master Plan developed by the Institute of Urban Studies at UT Arlington. Graduate research assistants at the Institute worked with Aledo’s city staff to study demographic and topographic information and, based on public input, produced the plan, which the city will use as a central element in their park development.
- SUPA Doctoral student Dian Nostikasari is working with Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity in conducting a walkability study in the neighborhood of Oak Cliff Gardens as part of her dissertation. Her work was featured on the Dallas Habitat Build Louder blog.
University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee (top)
In Spring 2013, Dr. Robert Schneider taught the first full-semester, graduate-level course on pedestrian and bicycle transportation planning in the State of Wisconsin. Students learned about historical and institutional frameworks for multimodal transportation policy, benefits and obstacles to pedestrian and bicycle planning, and practical tools to evaluate pedestrian and bicycle safety, facility design, and demand. Ten practicing pedestrian and bicycle planners, designers, and engineers from the Midwest shared their work experience as guest speakers. For their final group projects, students took pedestrian and bicycle counts, measured roadway lanes, and recommended specific pedestrian and bicycle improvements at intersections in the City of Milwaukee.
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (top)
John Randolph, professor of urban affairs and planning in the School of Public and International Affairs in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies <http://www.caus.vt.edu/> (http://www.caus.vt.edu/) at Virginia Tech, has been conferred the title of “professor emeritus” by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors. The title of emeritus may be conferred on retired professors and associate professors, administrative officers, librarians, and exceptional staff members who are specially recommended to the board of visitors by Virginia Tech President Charles W. Steger. Nominated individuals who are approved by the board of visitors receive an emeritus certificate from the university. A member of the Virginia Tech community since 1979, Randolph has served the university in numerous leadership positions and simultaneously achieved international recognition for his scholarship and educational leadership in environmental planning, energy, and sustainability. He has written numerous books, articles, chapters, and reports that are used extensively in classrooms and policy making centers across the world.
From 2003 to 2008, and again in 2011, Randolph served as the director of the newly established School of Public and International Affairs <http://www.spia.vt.edu/> (http://www.spia.vt.edu/) in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies, consisting of programs in public administration and policy, urban affairs and planning, and government and international affairs. As director, he led the school in both the National Capital Region <http://www.ncr.vt.edu/> (http://www.ncr.vt.edu/) and in Blacksburg, and oversaw the hiring of more than 15 faculty members across the three programs. Randolph was instrumental in the creation of the doctoral degree in planning, governance, and globalization within School of Public and International Affairs. He was the acting head of the Ph.D. program in environmental design and planning in 1991 and 1992. In addition, Randolph was chair of the Urban Affairs and Planning Program from 2008 to 2009, and head of the Department of Urban Affairs and Planning from 1995 to 2003, supporting the establishment of Urban Affairs and Planning Program in the National Capital Region. His commitment to and expertise in environmental planning and policy led to the establishment of the urban affairs and planning undergraduate degree in environmental policy and planning. From 1988 to 1995, Randolph was the director of the Virginia Center for Coal and Energy Research. Since 2009, he has served as assistant to the provost for academic sustainability programs. Randolph is regarded as a highly engaged member the university community, the Town of Blacksburg, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and beyond. He has given considerable service, leadership, and research to finding workable solutions, new insights, creative possibilities and progress in sustainable, equitable, and efficient practices and policies for communities. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota, and a master’s degree and doctoral degree from Stanford University.
Westfield State University (top)
- The 2013 graduating class marks the 30th Anniversary of the Regional Planning program at Westfield State University. Nineteen new graduates join the nearly 400 Alum from our program.
- This year we welcomed Professor Timothy LeDoux as our new GIS Coordinator. Prof. LeDoux successfully defended his dissertation titled “The Impacts of Retail Supermarket Decentralization in Detroit, Michigan” at Michigan State University in May 2013 and his Masters and Undergraduate Degree are from Clark University. Besides teaching GIS, his research is in Food Planning.
- Joining our faculty this fall is Katherine Terzano, Ph.D. who was a lecturer at Arizona State University this past year. Kate’s Ph.D. and M.C.R.P. are from The Ohio State University and her BA is from Ohio University. She will be teaching Introduction to Community Planning and The (Un)Just City and her research interests are in Active/Non-Motorized Transportation.
- Marijoan Bull, Ph.D., AICP and Carsten Braun, Ph.D. were enthusiastically recommended by the department for tenure and promotion to Associate Professor and the campus committees, Vice President, President and Trustees agree.
- Presentations and publications in our program include:
- Braun C. and M. Bezada (2013). The Disappearance of Glaciers in Venezuela. Journal of Latin American Geography, 12(2), 83-121.
- Bristow, R. (2013). Sustainability and Eco-health tourism. In Sustainability in Tourism. Chapter 4 in Jenkins, I., and Schroder, R., eds. Springer Gabler, Germany, pp. 67-82.
- Bull, M. (in Press). “Transformative Sustainability Learning: Cultivating a Tree Planting Ethos in Western Kenya,” Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, accepted for publication summer 2013.
- Conz, B. “Cultural Dimensions of Land Use/Land Cover Change in Highland Guatemala.” Paper presented at the Latin American Studies Association Conference, June 1, 2013, Washington D.C.
- LeDoux, T. and I. Vojnovic, (2013). Going Outside the Neighborhood: The Shopping Patterns and Adaptations of Disadvantaged Consumers Living in the Lower Eastside Neighborhoods of Detroit, Michigan. Health & Place 19: 1-14.
- Leiker, K. “Midwest Heat Wave of 1936”, paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society in Austin Texas, January 9, 2013.
- The senior seminar prepared “Green and Blue: Alternative Futures for the Westfield River Watershed” in partnership with the Westfield River Watershed Association and the neighboring communities.