Teaching Assistant Professor, Geography & Geographic Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
I am interested in multifaceted applications of geospatial technologies, and ways to incorporate them in GIScience pedagogy. My research interests center on social vulnerability, climate change adaptation, urban growth modeling, and disaster risk management. I am interested in exploring how plans and policies, particularly in the realm of climate change concerns, are influencing socially vulnerable populations and what are the challenges for ensuring just and equitable outcomes from the policy initiatives.
The concentration of growth in major cities, driven by the knowledge economy and the changing nature of work, may also increase their social inequality. Our research looked at cities in the US and Australia. We compared...