New publication in PNAS

I’m thrilled to be part of the team led by Dr. Isabelle Anguelovski to publish this important opinion piece on environmental gentrification in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences: “Why green “climate gentrification” threatens poor and vulnerable populations” … Read more »

New publication on environmental gentrification in Landscape and Urban Planning

I have a new co-authored publication in Landscape and Urban Planning on environmental gentrification and park development in Philadelphia. My co-author, Jillian Eller, was an undergraduate student in Environmental Studies at Temple, and our work was supported by Temple’s College … Read more »

Review of “Growing a Sustainable City” in JPER

The Journal of Planning and Education Research has published a review of the book Christina Rosan and I co-authored on urban agriculture in Philadelphia. See this link to read the review.

Congratulations to Alisa Shockley, Harris Webber Fellow

I’m pleased to share the news that my doctoral advisee Alisa Shockley has received the Harris Webber Fellowship this year for her dissertation research titled “Co-victims of Gun Homicide: Black Women Navigating Spaces of Trauma.” Please see the official announcement … Read more »

Temple News publishes a story about our urban public spaces project

Thanks to Emma Padner of The Temple News for publishing a story about our urban public spaces project! We are thrilled to spread the news about this research.

Newly funded Urban Public Spaces project

The William Penn Foundation has funded a new project titled “Synthesis of the Benefits and Costs of Urban Public Spaces” that I am co-leading with several colleagues, including Dr. Anneclaire De Roos (Drexel, School of Public Health), Dr. Patrick Gurian (Drexel, … Read more »

Infrastructural futures across cities of the global north

The Urban Studies Foundation awarded our project titled “Infrastructural futures across cities of the global north” one of the 2018  Seminar Series Awards. Our team includes Theresa Enright (University of Toronto), Mike Hodson (University of Manchester), Hamil Pearsall (Temple University), … Read more »

Socially Just Climate Futures podcast project

This past spring, students in my Geography of Hazards class produced podcasts on community equity and justice issues associated with climate change in Philadelphia. We worked with local non-profits, city government, and local radio show host Kay Wood of G-town … Read more »

Our book is out!

Our book on urban agriculture in Philadelphia, title “Growing a Sustainable City? The Question of Urban Agriculture” is available from the University of Toronto Press at this link. Our book critically examines urban agriculture in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as it has … Read more »

New research project on stormwater management and trash accumulation

In partnership with the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership (TTF) and the Philadelphia Water Department, I have launched a new research project to monitor trash accumulation in sewer inlets near the Tacony Creek in Philadelphia. This project also involves the hard work … Read more »