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Emerging Scholar

Amy Lynch

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Assistant Professor, Ohio University

About

Amy Lynch recently graduated from a doctoral program in City and Regional Planning at PennDesign and now is an Assistant Professor at Ohio University. Her research interests include ecosystem services, site-and-landscape scale green infrastructure planning, and sustainable urban development. Lynch studied the effect of land use and environmental planning practices on natural resources, and how these connections can be applied to assist sustainability efforts in less developed countries during her doctoral program. In 2011, Lynch received the C. Lowell Harriss Dissertation Fellowship from the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, which funded her dissertation on the sustention of green infrastructure over time. Lynch is currently working with the Penn Institute for Urban Research and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to establish a core grouping of indicators to measure sustainable urban development at a municipal level. Lynch earned her Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Technology from North Carolina State University, and her Masters of Environmental Management at Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Science and her PhD in City and Regional Planning at the University of Pennsylvania.

Selected Publications

Birch, Eugenie L. and Amy Lynch (2012). Measuring US Sustainable Urban Development. In Linda Starke (Ed.), State of the World 2012: Moving Toward Sustainable Prosperity. Washington, DC: Island Press

Lynch, Amy J., Stuart Andreason, Theodore Eisenman, John Robinson, Kenneth Steif and Eugenie L. Birch (2011). “Sustainable Development Indicators for the United States,” Penn IUR White Paper Series on Sustainable Urban Development, September.

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Assistant Professor, Ohio University

About

Amy Lynch recently graduated from a doctoral program in City and Regional Planning at PennDesign and now is an Assistant Professor at Ohio University. Her research interests include ecosystem services, site-and-landscape scale green infrastructure planning, and sustainable urban development. Lynch studied the effect of land use and environmental planning practices on natural resources, and how these connections can be applied to assist sustainability efforts in less developed countries during her doctoral program. In 2011, Lynch received the C. Lowell Harriss Dissertation Fellowship from the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, which funded her dissertation on the sustention of green infrastructure over time. Lynch is currently working with the Penn Institute for Urban Research and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to establish a core grouping of indicators to measure sustainable urban development at a municipal level. Lynch earned her Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Technology from North Carolina State University, and her Masters of Environmental Management at Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Science and her PhD in City and Regional Planning at the University of Pennsylvania.

Selected Publications

Birch, Eugenie L. and Amy Lynch (2012). Measuring US Sustainable Urban Development. In Linda Starke (Ed.), State of the World 2012: Moving Toward Sustainable Prosperity. Washington, DC: Island Press

Lynch, Amy J., Stuart Andreason, Theodore Eisenman, John Robinson, Kenneth Steif and Eugenie L. Birch (2011). “Sustainable Development Indicators for the United States,” Penn IUR White Paper Series on Sustainable Urban Development, September.

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