Faculty Spotlights

Marina Alberti |The Benefits and Limits of Urban Tree Planting for Environmental and Human Health

Many of the world’s major cities have implemented tree planting programs based on assumed environmental and social benefits of urban forests. Recent studies have increasingly tested these assumptions and provide empirical evidence for the contributions of tree planting programs, as well as their feasibility and limits, for solving or mitigating urban environmental and social issues….

Marina Alberti | International Webinar on Urban Sustainability

    Join CEDEUS (Centre of Urban Sustainable Development) of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile in Santiago on March 9 at 10:00am PST for an International Webinar | “Urban Sustainability in an Eco-Evolutionary Perspective” a talk with Marina Alberti , to be held on March 9 at 3:00 p.m. (Chile). The talk will be…

Manish Chalana | Upcoming Book :Heritage Conservation in Postcolonial India

Associate Professor Manish Chalana has a book coming out at the end of the month: Heritage Conservation in Postcolonial India Approaches and Challenges Edited By Manish Chalana, Ashima Krishna Copyright Year 2021 Heritage Conservation in Postcolonial India seeks to position the conservation profession within historical, theoretical, and methodological frames to demonstrate how the field has…

Bob Mugerauer | Decision Making

  Dr. Bob Mugerauer has completed work that brings to fruition much of his research conducted over the last ten years on health, and well-being. Specifically, problems concerning decision-making in the professions cover not only the environmental disciplines and practices but also health care and medical clinical practice. Joining many European and American physicians and…

Himanshu Grover | Community Resilience Handbook for Disaster Preparedness and Management

Dr. Himanshu Grover’s research lands at the intersection of land use planning, community resilience, and climate change. Dr. Grover is also the co-Director of the Institute for Hazard Mitigation and Planning at the College of Built Environments. His research emphasizes place-based planning policies to balance economic, environmental, and social priorities to achieve equitable development and…

Robert Freitag | Story Telling

Bob Freitag is actively involved in exploring how storytelling can help communities address difficult emotionally charged topics. Opportunities available through storytelling is described in a published in the Story telling Freitag et al JEM. He published a follow up article that actually tells a story, “showings” how threaten community residents address climate change. Bob is…

Dan Abramson | Lessons Learned from Post-2008 Wenchuan Earthquake Community Recovery

  Dr. Dan Abramson co- edited a  Special Issue of Natural Hazards (Springer): Lessons Learned from post-2008 Wenchuan Earthquake Community Recovery “In it, we sought to highlight recent scholarship that reflects on the quality of community-level recovery and community planning processes following one of the largest natural disasters in modern times, which significantly affected one of…