PhD in Regional Planning Doctorates Granted

All recipients of the Ph.D. in Regional Planning since 2007 are listed below along with their positions upon graduation, dissertation titles, and dissertation advisers.

Doctorates Granted

This is a list of all regional planning doctorates granted within the last few years.

Name Current Position Adviser Dissertation Title
2020
Sergio Andres Contreras Pinto Assistant Professor, Universidad Catolica del Norte, Coquimbo, Chile Prof. Geoffrey Hewings Three essays on microenterprises and self-employment
Stephen Averill Sherman Postdoctoral Fellow, Kinder Institute for Urban Research, Rice University, Houston, Texas Prof. Marc Doussard Governing bodies through space, governing space through bodies: Police power, planning, and race in central Atlanta
2019
Aaron Petri Researcher, ERDC-CERL, Champaign, Illinois Prof. Bev Wilson Planning the urban forest to enhance urban resilience
Shruti Syal Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Denver Prof. Daniel Schneider A socio-ecological systems perspective on planning for informality: the case of Delhi's stormwater drain-adjacent settlements
2018
Andrew McMillan Postdoctoral Fellow, National Center for Smart Growth, University of Maryland Prof. Arnab Chakraborty Investing in the post-foreclosure housing market: How neighborhood characteristics and real estate actors affect recovery
Norihiko Yamano Economist, OECD Directorate for Science, Technology & Innovation Prof. Geoffrey Hewings Development of global inter-country inter-industry system for various policy perspectives
2017
Haozhi Pan Assistant Professor, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China Prof. Brian Deal Advancing PSS with complex urban systems sciences and scalable spatio-temporal models
Chenxi Yu Prof. Geoffrey Hewings Three papers in urban and regional economic and development
2016
Deniz Ay Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Bern, Institute of Geography, Urban and Regional Planning Unit Prof. Geoffrey Hewings Is it possible to plan displacement-free urban renewal: A comparative analysis of the national urban renewal program in Turkey
Dwayne Baker Assistant Professor, Department of Urban Studies, Queens College-CUNY, Flusing, New York Prof. Faranak Miraftab Building inclusive neighborhoods: Assessing the socio-spatial implications of transit-oriented development in St. Louis, Missouri
Ahmad Gamal Assistant Professor, Dept. of Architecture, College of Engineering, Universitas Indonesia Prof. Faranak Miraftab Urbanization as if people mattered: Three alternative explanations why the urbanization of rural areas do not bring it's promised welfare impact
Esteban Lopez Ochoa Assistant Professor, Centro de Economia y Politica Regional (CEPR), Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez in Viña del Mar, Chile Prof. Geoffrey Hewings Three essays about housing issues in new contexts: Demand for housing attributes, housing price indeces, and location choices under displacement
Stephanie Timm Director, Applied Research, Delos, Washington, D.C. Prof. Brian Deal Comparative planning in practice: Identifying the cultural and behavioral barriers to learning from international sustainability solutions
2015
Carlos Figueroa Aguilar Central Bank, Guatemala Prof. Geoffrey Hewings Wage equations and the regional economics in Guatemala
Md. Shakil Bin Kashem Lecturer, Department of Geography and Geographic Information Science, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign Prof. Bev Wilson Moving towards disaster: Examining the changing patterns of social vulnerability in a multi-hazard urban environment
Sung-won Lee Assistant Professor, Gangneung-Wonju National University, Gangneung, Gangwon-do, South Korea Prof. Bumsoo Lee The role of urban spatial structure in reducing VMT and GHG emissions
Claudia Vicentelo Lupa Director of Innovation, Cities and Technology Laboratory- LAB-ICT Prof. T. John Kim Planning in cyberenvironments: An analysis of the impacts of open data in Chicago
2014
Timothy Green Assistant Professor, Department of Planning, Development and Preservation, Clemson University Prof. Ed Feser Cluster planning and cluster strategy in regional economic development organizations
Andi Irawan Prof. Geoffrey Hewings Regional income disparities in Indonesia: Measurements, convergence process, and decentralization
2013
Dustin Allred Lecturer, Dept. of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign Prof. Arnab Chakraborty Examining the effectiveness of voluntary coordination among local governments: Evidence from a regional land use planning process
Robert Boyer Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina, Charlotte Prof. Brian Deal Transitioning to sustainable urban development: A niche-based approach
Mallory Rahe Extension Community Economist, Department of Applied Economics, Oregon State University Prof. Lew Hopkins Building prosperous communities: The effects of social capital, financial capital, and place
2012
Jordi Honey Roses Assistant Professor, School of Community and Regional Planning, University of British Columbia, Canada Prof. Daniel Schneider Ecosystem services in planning practice for urban and technologically advanced landscapes
Kate Nesse Demographer, City of Bellevue, Washington Prof. Mary Edwards How do we know? Determining school district fiscal and administrative policy in rural Hispanic boomtowns in the Midwest
Saket Sarraf Principal, ps Collective: (A planning, design and research-based practice), Ahmedabad, India; and Visiting faculty at CEPT University, Ahmedabad, India Prof. Varkki G. Pallathucheril Three essays on social dynamics and landuse change: Framework, model and estimator
2011
Genevieve Borich Principal-Owner, GenX & Associates (urban planning consulting firm) Chicago, Illinois Prof. Emily Talen The broader social network of community planning: A diagnostic tool for communities to assess their planning capacity
Jun Wan Assistant Director, Personal Insurance Market Liberty Mutual, Boston, MA Prof. Geoff Hewings Three papers in regional economics: Energy productivity convergence, water resource planning, and workforce occupation-industry dynamics
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