1. Masucci, M., Pearsall, and A. Wiig. [forthcoming]. The Smart City Conundrum for Social Justice: Youth Perspectives on Digital Technologies and Urban Transformations. Annals of the Association of American Geographers.
  2. Pearsall, H., Eller. 2020. Locating the green space paradox: A study of gentrification and public green space accessibility in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Landscape and Urban Planning. Vol 195. 103708.
  3. Anguelovski, Isabelle, James JT Connolly, Hamil Pearsall, Galia Shokry, Melissa Checker, Juliana Maantay, Kenneth Gould, Tammy Lewis, Andrew Maroko, and J. Timmons Roberts. “Opinion: Why green “climate gentrification” threatens poor and vulnerable populations.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences116, no. 52 (2019): 26139-26143.
  4. Anguelovski, I., J. Connolly, M. García Lamarca, H. Cole, and H. Pearsall. 2019. New scholarly pathways on green gentrification: What does the urban “green turn” mean and where is it going? Progress in Human Geography. 43(6): 1064-1086.
  5. Anguelovski, I., J. Connolly, L. Masip, and H. Pearsall. 2018. Assessing Green Gentrification in Historically Disenfranchised Neighborhoods: A longitudinal and spatial analysis of Barcelona. Urban Geography. 39(3): 458-491.
  6. Roman, L. H. Pearsall, T. Eisenman, T. Conway, R. Fahey, S. Landry, J. Vogt, N. van Doorn, J. M. Grove, D. Locke, A. Bardekjian, J. Battles, M. Cadenasso, C. Konijnendijk van den Bosch, M. L. Avolio, A. Berland, D. Jenerette, S. Mincey, D. Pataki, C. Staudhammer. 2018. Human and biophysical legacies shape contemporary urban forests: A literature synthesis. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening 18: 157-168.
  7. Pearsall, H., S. Gachuz, M. Rodríguez Sosa, B. Schmook, H. van der Wal, A. Gracia. 2017. Urban community garden agrodiversity and cultural identity in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Geographical Review. 107(3): 476-495.
  8. Pearsall, H. 2017. Staying cool in the compact city: Vacant land and urban heating in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Applied Geography. 79: 84-92.
  9. Pearsall, H. and I. Anguelovski. 2016. Contesting and resisting environmental gentrification: Responses to new paradoxes and challenges for urban environmental justice. Sociological Research Online. 21(3): 6.
  10. Rogan, J., T.M. Wright, J. Cardille, H. Pearsall, Y. Ogneva-Himmelberger, R. Riemann, K. Ritters and K. Partington. 2016. Forest fragmentation in Massachusetts, USA: A town-level assessment using Morphological Spatial Pattern Analysis and Affinity Propagation. GIScience & Remote Sensing. 53(4): 506-519.
  11. Christman, Z., H. Pearsall, B. Schmook, S. Mardero. 2015. Diversification and adaptive capacity across scales in an emerging post-frontier landscape of the Usumacinta Valley, Chiapas, Mexico. International Forestry Review. 17(1): 1-13.
  12. Pearsall, H., T. Hawthorne, D. Block, B. L. E. Walker, and M. Masucci. 2015. Exploring youth socio-spatial perceptions of higher education landscapes through sketch maps. Journal of Geography in Higher Education. 39(1): 111-130.
  13. Edmunds, K., H. Pearsall, and L. Porterfield. 2015. Narrowing pathways? Exploring the spatial dynamics of postsecondary STEM preparation in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Urban Review. 47(1): 1-25.
  14. Pearsall, H., S. Lucas, and J. Lenhardt. 2014. The contested nature of vacant land in Philadelphia and approaches for resolving competing objectives for redevelopment. Cities. 40: Part B. 163-174.
  15. Pearsall, H. 2013. Superfund Me: A study of resistance to gentrification in New York City. Urban Studies 50 (11): 2293-2310.
  16. Ogneva-Himmelberger, Y., R. Rakshit, and H. Pearsall. 2013. Examining the impact of environmental factors on quality of life across Massachusetts. Professional Geographer 56 (2): 187-204.
  17. Pearsall, H. and Z. Christman. 2012. Tree-lined lanes or vacant lots?  Evaluating non-stationarity between urban greenness and socio-economic conditions in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA at multiple scales. Applied Geography 35 (1-2): 257-264.
  18. Pearsall, H. 2012. Moving out or moving in? Resilience to Gentrification in New York City. Local Environment 17 (9) 1013-1026.
  19. Pearsall, H. 2010. From brown to green? Assessing social vulnerability to environmental gentrification in New York City. Environment and Planning C 28 (5): 872-886.
  20. Pearsall, H. and J. Pierce. 2010. Urban sustainability and environmental justice: Evaluating the linkages in public planning/policy discourse. Local Environment 15 (6):569-580.
  21. Pearsall, H. 2009. Linking the stressors and stressing the linkages: Human-environment vulnerability and brownfield redevelopment in New York City. Environmental Hazards 8 (2): 117-132.
  22. Ogneva-Himmelberger, Y., H. Pearsall, and R. Rakshit. 2009. Concrete evidence & geographically weighted regression: A regional analysis of wealth and the land cover in Massachusetts. Applied Geography 24 (4): 478-487.


  1. Rosan, C. and H. Pearsall. 2018. Growing a Sustainable City? The Question of Urban Agriculture. University of Toronto Press.

Book Reviews:

  1. Pearsall, H. 2016. Review of Failed Promises: Evaluating the Federal Government’s Response to Environmental Justice. Ed. David Konisky. Human Ecology 44(2): 273-274.

Guest Editor for Special Issues:

  1. Whither Rio +20?: Demanding a Politics and Practice of Socially Just Sustainability, special issue published in Local Environment Volume 17, Issue 9, 2012.
    Guest editors: Hamil Pearsall (Temple University), Joseph Pierce (Florida State University), Robert Krueger (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)
  2. Vacant Land: The New Urban Green, special issue published in Cities Volume 40 Part B, 2014
    Guest editors: Hamil Pearsall (Temple University) and Susan Lucas (Independent Scholar)

Editorials and Commentaries:

  1. Pearsall, H. and J. Pierce. 2017. Commentary: A spoiled well (of data): addressing the procedural injustice of contemporary environmental justice research through collaborative qualitative data gathering. Local Environment 22(3): 388-392.
  2. Pearsall, H., and S. Lucas. 2014. Editorial: Vacant land: The new urban green? Cities. 40: Part B: 121-123.
  3. Pearsall, H., J. Pierce, and R. Krueger. 2012. Editorial: Whither Rio +20?: Demanding a Politics and Practice of Socially Just Sustainability. Local Environment 17 (9) 935-941.

Book Chapters

  1. Pearsall, H. 2018. The contested future of Philadelphia’s Reading Viaduct: Blight, neighborhood amenity, or global attraction? In Just Green Enough: Urban Development and Environmental Gentrification.  Eds. Winifred Curran and Trina Hamilton. Routledge Equity, Justice and the Sustainable City series. London, UK: Routledge. Pp. 197-208.
  2. Pearsall, H. 2018. New Directions in Urban Environmental/Green Gentrification Research. In The Handbook of Gentrification Studies. Eds. Loretta Lees and Martin Phillips. Edward Elgar. Pp 329-345.

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