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PhD, Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh
MSW, School of Social Work, University of Pittsburgh
BA, Economics, Bucknell University
Professor Aurand’s research interests are in the areas of housing, land use planning and affordable housing, and the potential effect of demographic shifts on community development. His current work includes measuring the quality and effectiveness of comprehensive plans with regard to adequate housing for low-income households and exploring the effect of a growing elderly population on housing quality and occupancy. He teaches community development, housing policy, neighborhood planning, and research methods.
Aurand, A. 2010. Density, Housing Types, and Mixed Land Use: Smart Tools for Affordable Housing? Urban Studies 47(5): 1015-1036.
Aurand, A. 2007. The Impact of Regional Government Structure on the Concentration and Supply of Affordable Housing. Housing Policy Debate 18(2): 393-430.
B.A. (Geography) UCLA, 1996. M.A. (Urban Planning) UCLA, 1998. Ph.D. (Urban Planning) UCLA, 2003.
Professor Brown’s research explores the role that prejudices in professional practice have had on the development of less-than-optimal transportation systems. His interests include the early professionalization of transportation planning, the changing nature of street and highway planning in the United States, transportation finance, and the relevance of different service strategies for making public transit more successful in decentralized urban areas.
Zhu, Pengyu and Jeffrey Brown. 2012. “Donor States and Donee States: Investigating Geographic Redistribution in the U.S. Federal-Aid Highway Program.” Transportation.
Brown, Jeffrey and Dristi Neog. 2012. “Central Business Districts and Transit Ridership: A Reexamination of the Relationship in the United States.” Journal of Public Transportation 15 (4).
Thompson, Gregory L., Jeffrey Brown, and Torsha Bhattacharya. 2012. "“What Really Matters for Increasing Transit Ridership: A Statistical Analysis of How Transit Level of Service and Land Use Variables Affect Transit Patronage in Broward County, Florida.” Urban Studies.
Thompson, Gregory and Jeffrey Brown. 2012. “Making a Successful LRT-Based Regional Transit System: Lessons from Five New Start Cities.” Journal of Public Transportation 15(2).
Brown, Jeffrey and Gregory L. Thompson. 2012. “Should Transit Serve the CBD or a Diverse Array of Destinations? A Case Study Comparison of Two Transit Systems.” Journal of Public Transportation 15 (1).
Brown, Jeffrey and Gregory Thompson. 2009. “Express Bus versus Rail Transit: How the Marriage of Mode and Mission Affects Transit Performance.” Transportation Research Record 2110: pp. 45-54.
Brown, Jeffrey, Eric Morris, and Brian D. Taylor. 2009. "Planning for Cars in Cities: Planners, Engineers, and Freeways in the 20th Century." Journal of the American Planning Association 75 (2): 161-177.
- Butler and Goldstein_Rigidity Trap_ES-2010-3437-1.pdf
- Tallahassee_food_desert Youth symposium 10-20-11.pdf
- Goldstein Butler Hull 2010 JoF FLN promising conservation strategy.pdf
- Goldstein Butler 2010 SNR narrative framework.pdf
- Goldstein Butler 2010 JAPA Expanding Scope Collab Planning.pdf
- Goldstein and butler JEPM network imaginary 2009.pdf
Bachelor of Arts: Guilford College, 1996, French and Economics
Masters: Virginia Tech, 2003, Master of Urban and Regional Planning
PhD: Virginia Tech 2009, Environmental Design and Planning
Research Interests: Collaborative Planning, Natural Resources Management, Environmental Planning and Management, Interorganizational Networks, Social-Ecological Resilience, Social Learning
Teaching: Environmental Planning and Natural Resources Management, Collaborative Governance, Participatory Planning, Planning Theory
Professor Butler's teaching and research are in the field of collaborative environmental planning and management. He teaches courses in environmental planning and policy, natural resources management, food systems planning, collaborative governance and participatory planning. His research explores how to enhance social-ecological resilience of human-natural systems. In the realm of natural resources, his work has focused on how to engage in collaborative planning and management at multiple spatial scales and levels of governance to enhance social-ecological resilience in the face of natural disturbances, in particular, wildfire. He is also interested in urban resilience in the face of social and ecological disturbances such as climate change, sea-level rise, peak oil and the impacts on global networks that will be affected by these coming challenges. In particular, he is exploring how developing community based food systems can enhance the resilience of cities and what barriers and opportunities exist in seeking to establish more resilient food systems. He is also interested in how to develop adaptive capacity and transformative potential through collaborative governance in urban and regional systems.
Butler, William Hale. (2012) Welcoming animals back to the city: Navigating the tensions of urban livestock through municipal ordinances. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development. Advance online publication. http://www.agdevjournal.com/current-issue/230-welcoming-animals-back-to-...
Goldstein, B. E. and Butler, W. H. (2011). Collaborating for Transformative Resilience: Shared Identity in the US Fire Learning Network. In B. E. Goldstein, ed. Collaborative Resilience: From Crisis to Opportunity. MIT Press: Cambridge, MA.
Butler, William Hale and Goldstein, Bruce Evan. (2010). The US Fire Learning Network: Springing a Rigidity Trap through Multi-scalar Collaborative Networks. Ecology and Society 15(3): 21. http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol15/iss3/art21/
Goldstein, B. E., & Butler, W. H. (2010). Expanding the Scope and Impact of Collaborative Planning: Combining Multi-stakeholder Collaboration and Communities of Practice in a Learning Network. Journal of the American Planning Association, 76(2), pp. 238-249.
Goldstein, B. E., & Butler, W. H. (2010). The U.S. Fire Learning Network: Providing a Narrative Framework for Restoring Ecosystems, Professions, and Institutions. Society and Natural Resources, Vol. 23, No. 10, pp. 1-17.
Goldstein, B. E., Butler, W. H., & Hull, R. B. (2010). The Fire Learning Network: A Promising Conservation Strategy for Forestry. Journal of Forestry, Vol. 108 No. 3 , pp. 120-125.
Goldstein, B. E., & Butler, W. H. (2009). The Network Imaginary: Coherence and Creativity within a Multiscalar Collaborative Effort to Reform U.S. Fire Management. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 52(8), pp. 1013-1033.
Keeping the Fires of Collaboration Burning: from emergent to mandated collaboration in ecological fire management. 52nd Annual Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, October 13-17, 2011.
Springing Fire Management's Rigidity Trap: Inspiring Ecological Restoration through the US Fire Learning Network. Resilience 2011: Resilience, Innovation and Sustainability: Navigating the Complexities of Global Change. Second International Science and Policy Conference. March 11-16, 2011. Tempe, AZ.
The US Fire Learning Network: Springing a Rigidity Trap through Multi-Scalar Collaborative Networks. 51st Annual Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning Conference, Minneapolis, MN, October 6-10, 2010.
The US Fire Learning Network: Springing Fire-Adapted Ecosystems and Institutions from a Rigidity Trap. With Bruce E. Goldstein. Virginia Tech Symposium on Enhancing Resilience to Catastrophic Events through Communicative Planning, Blacksburg, VA, 2008
Holding the Reins on Collaborative Planning: Narrative in the Fire Learning Network. 48th Annual Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning Conference, Milwaukee, WI, 2007
Restoring Fire Adapted Ecosystems and Institutions through Learning Networks. With Bruce E. Goldstein. Workshop on Organizations and the Natural Environment, Maxwell School of Public Affairs, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, 2007
Reshaping Governmentality through Environmentality: The Nature Conservancy and US Forest Service in the Fire Learning Network. 47th Annual Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning Conference, Fort Worth, TX, 2006
Planning to Win: Institutionalized Barriers to Collaboration in the Creation of a State Park. 46th Annual Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning Conference, Kansas City, MO, 2005
Institutionalizing Watershed Planning and Management: Analysis of Statewide Approaches to Planning for Water Quality. 45th Annual Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning Conference, Portland, OR, 2004
Institutionalizing Coordination for Sustainability: Learning from Statewide Approaches to Watershed Management. Sustainable Communities Conference, Burlington, VT, 2004
COMMUNITY SERVICE AND OUTREACH
"Food Insecurity, Deserts and Hunger" a presentation at the Tallahassee Food Network Youth Symposium on Food and Hunger, October 23, 2011. Powerpoint in files above.
"Developing and Expanding Local Food Systems", a workshop session at the 2012 Building Creative Communities Conference, Colquitt, GA. with Kareem Usher.
B.A. (Sociology) Emory University, 1992. M.C.P. (City Planning) Georgia Institute of Technology, 1994.
Ph.D. (Urban Design and Planning) University of Washington, 1999.
Professor Chapin's teaching and research interests are in the areas of growth management, comprehensive planning, and downtown development. Current research focuses upon the ongoing evolution of Florida's growth management approach, linkages between plan development, plan implementation, and development outcomes, and planning for large-scale development through potentially innovative planning processes, such as Optional Sector Plans, Developments of Regional Impact, and the Rural Land Stewardship Areas program.
Chapin, T., C. Connerly, and H. Higgins (eds.) 2007. Growth Management in Florida: Planning for Paradise. Ashgate Press: London.
Chapin, T. and C. Coutts (eds.) 2011. Growth Management through Public Land Acquisition. Ashgate Press: London.
Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications
Coutts, C., C. Basmajian, and T. Chapin. 2011. “Projecting Landscapes of Death.” Landscape and Urban Planning 102(4): 254-261.
Horner, M., T. Zhao, and T. Chapin. 2011. “Exploring Opportunities for Integrating GIScience with Energy Sustainability: Towards a Research Agenda.” Annals of the Association of American Geographers 101 (4): 764-774.
Coutts, C., M. Horner, and T. Chapin. 2010. “Using Geographic Information Systems to Model the Effects of Green Space Accessibility on Mortality in Florida.” Geocarto International 25(6): 471-484.
Chapin, T., R. Deyle, and J. Baker. 2008. “A Parcel-Based GIS Method for Evaluating Conformance of Local Land-Use Planning with a State Mandate to Reduce Exposure to Hurricane Flooding.” Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, 35(2): 261-279.
Deyle, R., T. Chapin, and J. Baker. 2008. “The Proof of the Planning is in the Platting: An Evaluation of Florida’s Hurricane Exposure Mitigation Planning Mandate.” Journal of the American Planning Association 74(3): 349-370.
Baker, J., R. Deyle, T. Chapin, and J. Richardson. 2008. “Are We Any Safer? Comprehensive Plan Impacts on Hurricane Evacuation and Shelter Demand in Florida.” Coastal Management 36(3): 294-317.
Chapin, T. 2007. “Comment on Shishir Mathur’s ‘Do Impact Fees Raise the Price of Existing Housing?’.” Housing Policy Debate 18(4): 661-667.
Chapin, T. 2007. “Local Governments as Policy Entrepreneurs: Evaluating Florida's ‘Concurrency Experiment’." Urban Affairs Review 42(4): 505-532.
Chapin, T. and C. Connerly. 2004. "Attitudes Towards Growth Management in Florida: Comparing Resident Support in 1985 and 2001." Journal of the American Planning Association 70(4): pp. 443-452.
Chapin, T. 2004. "Sports Facilities as Urban Development Catalysts: Assessing Baltimore’s Camden Yards and Cleveland’s Gateway Complex." Journal of the American Planning Association, 70(2): pp. 193-209.
Chapin, T. 2004. "Variations in Citizen Familiarity with Growth Management Processes: Evidence from Florida." Urban Affairs Review, 39(4): pp. 441-460.
Chapin, T. 2003. "Revolutionizing the Core: GIS in the Planning Curriculum." Environment & Planning B, 30(4): pp. 565-573.
Chapin, T. 2002. "Beyond the Entrepreneurial City: Municipal Capitalism in San Diego". Journal of Urban Affairs, 24(5): pp. 565-581.
Selected Book Chapters
T. Chapin. 2011. “Understanding Public Support for Land Acquisition and Growth Management: The Case of Florida.” In Balancing Conservation and Development: Growth Management and Public Land Acquisition, T. Chapin and C. Coutts (eds.). Ashgate Press: London.
T. Chapin and H. Higgins. 2011. “Balancing Land Conservation and Land Development: The Rise and Fall of Florida’s Rural Land Stewardship Areas Program.” In Balancing Conservation and Development: Growth Management and Public Land Acquisition, T. Chapin and C. Coutts (eds.). Ashgate Press: London.
T. Chapin and C. Coutts. 2011. “Conclusion: Evaluating the Prospects for Integrating Land Conservation and Growth Management.” In Balancing Conservation and Development: Growth Management and Public Land Acquisition, T. Chapin and C. Coutts (eds.). Ashgate Press: London.
Ihlanfedlt, K. and T. Chapin. 2009. “Effects of State Smart Growth Programs on Transportation Outcomes.” In Smart Growth and the States by G. Ingram, A. Carbonell, and Y. Hong (Eds.). Cambridge, MA: Lincoln Press.
Chapin, T. and K. Ihlanfeldt.2009. “Florida: The Pitfalls of Comprehensive Planning.” In Smart Growth and the States by G. Ingram, A. Carbonell, and Y. Hong (Eds.). Cambridge, MA: Lincoln Press.
Chapin, T. 2009. “Large Landowners as Plan-Makers: St. Joe and the Future of the Florida Panhandle.” In Large Landowners and Land Markets, by R. Bostic and R. Greenstein (Eds.). Cambridge, MA: Lincoln Press.
Chapin, T. 2007. “Growth Management or Growth Unabated? Economic Development in Florida Since 1990.” In Growth Management in Florida: Planning for Paradise , by T. Chapin, C. Connerly, and H. Higgins (Eds.). London: Ashgate.
Chapin, T. and C. Connerly. 2007. “Attitudes Towards Growth Management in Florida: Comparing Resident Support in 1985 and 2001.” In Growth Management in Florida: Planning for Paradise, by T. Chapin, C. Connerly, and H. Higgins (Eds.). London: Ashgate.
Deyle, R., T. Chapin, and J. Baker. 2007. “Are We Any Safer? An Evaluation of Florida's Hurricane Hazard Mitigation Planning Mandates.” In Growth Management in Florida: Planning for Paradise, by T. Chapin, C. Connerly, and H. Higgins (Eds.). London: Ashgate.
Nicholas, J. and T. Chapin. 2007. “The Fiscal Theory and Reality of Growth Management in Florida.” In Growth Management in Florida: Planning for Paradise, by T. Chapin, C. Connerly, and H. Higgins (Eds.). London: Ashgate.
Higgins, H., T. Chapin, and R. Deyle. 2010. Taking the High Road: Integrating Hazard Mitigation into Long-Range Transportation Planning. A Best Practices Manual prepared for the Florida Division of Emergency Management.
Fulton, B. and T. Chapin. 2010. Miami-Dade County Urban Development Boundary Analysis Project: Final Report. EPA Smart Growth Implementation Assistance Program.
Chapin, T. 2008. A Coordinated, Statewide Regional Visioning Initiative for Florida. Prepared for the Century Commission for a Sustainable Florida.
Chapin, T., and C. Diaz-Venegas. 2007. Local Government Guide to Population Estimation and Forecasting Techniques. Prepared for the Florida Department of Community Affairs.
Chapin, T., and H. Higgins. 2007. Rural Land Stewardship Areas (RLSAs) Evaluation Framework. Prepared for the Florida Department of Community Affairs.
Chapin, T., and H. Higgins. 2007. Rural Land Stewardship 2007 Annual Report. Prepared for the Florida Department of Community Affairs.
Chapin, T., and H. Higgins. 2007. Rural Land Stewardship Area Program Case Studies: Collier County and St. Lucie County. Prepared for the Florida Department of Community Affairs.
Chapin, T., H. Higgins, and E. Rosenberg. 2007. Comparison of Florida’s Approaches to Large-Scale Planning: DRIs, RLSAs, OSPs, AWDRIs, and SAPs. Prepared for the Florida Department of Community Affairs.
Chapin, T., G. Thompson, and J. Brown. 2007. Rethinking the Transportation Concurrency Mandate. Prepared for the Florida Department of Community Affairs.
Chapin, T. and H. Khan. 2006. Assessing Florida Citizen Attitudes Towards Growth, Growth Management, and Quality of Life Issues: Final Report. Prepared for the Century Commission for a Sustainable Florida.
Deyle, R., T. Chapin, and E. Baker. 2006. Assessing and Mitigating the Exposure of Coastal Communities to Hurricane Flood Damage. Prepared for the Florida Department of Community Affairs, Division of Emergency Management. Published by the Florida State University Florida Planning and Development Laboratory.
Chapin, T. 2003. Catalysts of Redevelopment: An Evaluation of Three Florida CRAs. Prepared for the Florida Redevelopment Association. Published by the Florida State University Florida Planning and Development Laboratory.
Chapin, T. 2003. A Population and Employment Forecast for Franklin County. Prepared for Franklin County, Florida. Published by the Florida State University Florida Planning and Development Laboratory.
Chapin, T. 2002. "Identifying the Real Costs and Benefits of Sports Facilities." Lincoln Institute of Land Policy Working Paper Series.
Selected Contracts and Grants
Jefferson County, Florida. Land Use Vision Plan. T. Chapin, PI. $20,000, August 2011.
State of Florida Department of Community Affairs. Coastal High Hazard Area Change Analysis. T. Chapin, PI. $11,000, December 2010.
State of Florida Department of Community Affairs-Division of Emergency Management. T. Chapin, P. Koeppel, and C. Coutts, PIs. “State of Florida Local Mitigation Strategy Plan Revision and Update.” $168,428. October, 2010.
Griffith University (Australia) Climate Change Response Program – Visiting Scholar Program. T. Chapin and A. Dedekorkut-Howes, PIs. $15,000, March 2010.
Miami-Dade County Urban Development Boundary Analysis Project. EPA Smart Growth Implementation Assistance Program, through ICG International. Fulton, B. and T. Chapin, PIs. $6,000. February, 2010.
State of Florida Department of Community Affairs-Division of Emergency Management. T. Chapin, P. Koeppel, and C. Coutts, PIs. “Local Mitigation Strategy Program.” $479,491. April, 2009.
Federal Emergency Management Agency, Florida Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. T. Chapin, H. Higgins, and R. Deyle, PIs. “Integrating Hazard Mitigation into MPO Long Range Transportation Planning.” $912,042. January, 2008.
Century Commission for a Sustainable Florida. T. Chapin, PI. “A Regional Visioning Blueprint for Florida.” $15,000. September, 2007.
State of Florida Department of Community Affairs-Division of Community Planning. T. Chapin and Harrison Higgins, PIs. “Growth Management in Florida Program Evaluation.” $227,712. April, 2007.
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. 2006. K. Ihlanfeldt and T. Chapin, PIs. “Assessing U.S. Smart Growth Policies: The Florida Experience.” $60,000. December, 2006.
Century Commission for a Sustainable Florida. T. Chapin, PI. “Assessing Florida Citizen Attitudes Towards Growth, Growth Management, and Quality of Life Issues.” $9,775. July, 2006.
Ph.D., Urban, Technological, & Env Planning, University of Michigan, 2006
M.P.H., Health Behavior and Education, New Mexico State University, 2003
B.C.H., Community Health Education, New Mexico State University, 1997
The influence of the built environment and ecologically-sensitive land use practices on community health and health behavior.
For an up-to-date list of publications and more please visit Professor Coutts's personal page.
B.A. (Philosophy) Haverford College , 1977. M.R.P. (City and Regional Planning) Cornell University , 1984.
Ph.D. (City and Regional Planning) Cornell University , 1988.
Professor Doan's primary interests are in the area of planning for less developed areas in both rural areas of the US and overseas (Jordan, Egypt, Togo, Niger, Cote d'Ivoire, and Botswana). Research interests include integrating tourism with local development planning, developing appropriate regional development strategies, setting policy for market town development, and building capacity for local institutional development. In addition Professor Doan works on planning issues related sexual and gender minorities in the United States.
Harris, J., P. Doan, and K. Wilson. Forthcoming. “Local Development Planning and the Tourism Sector: Prospects for Reducing Volatility in Tourism Impacts in Kenya,” International Development Planning Review. Accepted June 2011.
Doan, P. and C. Oduro. Forthcoming. “Patterns of Population Growth and Access to Infrastructure in Peri-urban Accra” International Journal of Urban and Regional Research.
Doan, Petra L. (Ed.) 2011. Queerying Planning: Challenging Heteronormative Assumptions and Reframing Planning Practice. Farnham: Ashgate.
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Doan, P. and H. Higgins. 2011. “The Demise of Queer Space? Resurgent Gentrification and LGBT Neighborhoods,” Journal of Planning Education and Research. 31, 1: 6-25.
Doan, P. 2010.“The Tyranny of Gendered Spaces: Living Beyond the Gender Dichotomy,” Gender, Place and Culture. 17, 5: 635-654.
Doan, P. 2010. “Gendered space,” Entry for The Encyclopedia of Urban Studies. Beverly Hills: Sage Publications.
Doan, P. 2010. “Disrupting Gender Normativity in the Middle East: Supporting Gender Transgression as a Development Strategy.” In Amy Lind (Ed.), Development, Sexual Rights, and Global Governance. New York: Routledge.
Doan, P. and H. Higgins. 2009. “Cognitive Dimensions of Wayfinding: The Implications of Habitus, Safety, and Gender Dissonance Among Gay and Lesbian Populations,” Environment and Planning A. 41, 7: 1745-1762.
Doan, P. 2009. “Safety and Urban Environments: Transgendered Experiences of the City” Women and Environment, 78/79.
Doan, P. 2008. “Tourism as a Development Strategy: How Industry Uses Forecasting” Progressive Planning. Number 175.
Doan, P. 2007. “Queers in the American City: Transgendered Perceptions of Urban Spaces,” Gender, Place, and Culture. Vol.14, 1: 57-74.
Doan, P. 2006. “Tourism Planning and Regional Instability: the Consequences of Rapid Expansion of the Tourism Sector in Jordan,” International Development Planning Review. Vol: 28, 3: 26-46.
Ali, A. and P. Doan. 2006. “A Survey of Undergraduate Course Syllabi & A Hybrid Course on Global Urban Topics,” Journal of Planning Education and Research. 26, 2 :222-236.
PhD, City and Regional Planning, University of California, Berkeley 2007
MCP, City and Regional Planning, University of California, Berkeley 2000
BS, Geography, University of Utah 1997
Transportation planning and policy as they relate to building regions with sustainable transport systems and development patterns.
Duncan, M. (2011) The Synergistic Influence of Rail Stations and Zoning on Home Prices. Environment and Planning A, Vol. 43, No. 9, pp. 2125-2142.
Duncan, M. (2011) The Cost Saving Potential of Carsharing in a US context. Transportation, Vol. 38, No. 2, pp. 363-382.
Duncan, M. (2011). The Impact of Transit-Oriented Development on Housing Prices in San Diego, CA. Urban Studies, Vol. 48, No. 1, pp. 101-127.
Duncan, M. (2010) To Park or to Develop: Tradeoff in Rail Transit Passenger Demand. Journal of Planning Education and Research, Vol. 30, No. 2, pp. 162-181.
Duncan, M. (2008). Comparing Rail Transit Capitalization Benefits for Single Family and Condominium Units in San Diego, CA. Transportation Research Record, 2067, pp. 120-130.
Cervero, R. & Duncan, M. (2006). Which Reduces Travel More: Jobs-Housing Balance or Housing-Retail Mixing?. Journal of the American Planning Association, Vol. 76, No. 4, pp. 475-490.
DDes, Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, Urban and Regional Planning and Design
MA, University of California, Santa Barbara, Geography
BA, Williams College, English with Honors
Professor Felkner’s research interests focus on international urban and regional planning, particularly in less developed countries, including Africa, Asia, the Americas, and former Soviet countries. He is interested in the driving processes and economic and social implications of rapid global urbanization and mega-cities, including for transportation planning, slum/informal areas, energy usage, environmental impact and sustainable water use. He is also interested measuring the economic, energy and environmental impacts of alternative planning options. He has worked for the World Bank, The Millennium Challenge Corporation, the National Science Foundation and the Gates Foundation in Egypt, Tanzania, Kenya, Ghana, Benin, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Cambodia, China, The Philippines, Russia, the Republic of Georgia, and Honduras. Current research includes economic and environmental impact evaluation of infrastructure development in Republic of Georgia, Honduras and Cambodia, informal areas planning in Kenya, and water sustainability in the Mekong.
Principal Investigator (PI), National Science Foundation (NSF) Water Sustainability and Climate (WSC, Solicitation 11-551): “Integrative Modeling of the Interactions, Connectivity and Interdependence of Water Systems and Ecosystem Services in the Lower Mekong Basin” (1204609). With A. Kolata and S. Shaikh, University of Chicago, and M. Binford, University of Florida. May 2012. $150,000.00.
Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications
Felkner, J., & R. Townsend. (2011). “The Geographic Concentration of Enterprise in Developing Countries,” Quarterly Journal of Economics 126, no. 4.
Felkner, J., Tazhibayeva, K., & R. Townsend. (2009). "Impact of Climate Change on Rice Production in Thailand." American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 99(2), pages 205-10.
"The Death of Distance? Economic Implications of Infrastructure Improvements in Russia” with Brown, D., Fay, M., Lall, S., and Wang, H.G., 2008. Papers of the European Investment Bank, EIB Papers Volume 13. n°2/2008. (Available online at: http://www.iadb.org/intal/intalcdi/PE/2008/01978.pdf)
Selected Book Chapters
Hoffman, A. v. and Felkner, J. S. (2006b). “Economic Aspects of Urban Decentralization in Historical Perspective.” In W. Acevedo, J. L. Taylor, D. J. Hester, C. S. Mladinich, & S. Glavac (Eds.), Rates, Trends, Causes, and Consequences of Urban Land-Use Change in the United States: U.S. Geological Survey. (Available online at: http://pubs.usgs.gov/pp/pp1726/)
B.A. (History of Science) Harvard University , 1977.
M.R.P. (City and Regional Planning) Cornell University , 1983.
Ph.D. (Development Sociology) Cornell University , 1988.
Professor Miles’ research interests range from the health consequences of substandard housing and poor quality neighborhood social and built environments, to planning and community health, to empowerment processes for women and low-income communities. She has served abroad in the West Bank, Gaza, Jordan, Egypt, Mali, and Ethiopia with various international organizations. Her teaching is in areas of healthy cities & healthy communities, gender and development, planning theory, design of policy-oriented research, and planning for developing areas.
Miles, Rebecca, Coutts, Christopher, Mohamadi, Asal. 2011. “Neighborhood urban form, social environment, and depression”. Journal of Urban Health. 89(1), pp.1-18
Miles, Rebecca. 2011. School Siting and Healthy Communities: Introduction and Problem Context. In Miles, R., Wyckoff, M., Adelaja, S. Eds., School Siting and Healthy Communities: Why Where We Invest in School Facilities Matters. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press.
Miles, Rebecca. 2011. A Framework for Considering Health Impacts of School Siting. In Miles, R., Wyckoff, M., Adelaja, S. Eds., School Siting and Healthy Communities: Why Where We Invest in School Facilities Matters. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press.
Miles, Rebecca, Song, Yan, & Frank, Lawrence D. 2010. “Social diversity and construction era of neighborhoods with traditional design features: Portland and Atlanta compared”. Journal of Urbanism 3(1), pp.19-38.
Miles, Rebecca. 2008. “Neighborhood Disorder, Perceived Safety and Readiness to Encourage Use of Local Playgrounds”. American Journal of Preventive Medicine (AJPM), Special Issue on Active Living Environmental and Policy Research, 34(4), pp.275-281.
Miles, Rebecca & Jacobs, David E. 2008. “Future Directions in Housing and Public Health: Findings From Europe With Broader Implications for Planners”. Journal of the American Planning Association (JAPA) Special Issue on Housing, 74(1), pp.77-89.
Miles, Rebecca, Panton, Lynn, Jang, Myungjun, and Haymes, Emily. 2008. “Residential context, walking and obesity: two African-American neighborhoods compared”. Health & Place 14(2), pp.272-286. Available
Miles, Rebecca. 2006. “Neighborhood Disorder and Smoking: Findings of a European Survey”. Social Science and Medicine 63(9), pp. 2464-2475
Miles, Rebecca. 2005. “Preventing asthma through housing interventions: How supportive is the US policy environment?” Housing Studies 20(4), pp.589-603