Albert T. Han
Faculty of Environmental Design, University of Calgary
Areas of Interest
Albert Tonghoon Han is currently a postdoctoral research fellow with the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Environmental Design. His research focuses on studying how growth management, land use planning, and environmental policies affect the natural environment in metropolitan areas in the North America and other fast-growing cities around the world. He is also interested in studying how planning efforts based on market-based approaches can mitigate the impacts of climate change, particularly in regards to improving building energy efficiency in cities. Albert received his Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from University of Pennsylvania in 2015. Prior to Penn, he worked on various global environmental projects at the Korea Environment Institute from 2011 to 2012. He obtained his master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Iowa in 2011 with specialization in environmental planning and spatial analysis. His devotion to studying land use and environmental planning originated from his background in Life Science and Biotechnology from Korea University where he received his bachelor’s degree in 2009.
Sa Min Han
Doctoral Student, City and Regional Planning, University of Pennslyvania
Areas of Interest
Sa Min Han is a doctoral student in the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of Pennsylvania. She has a BA degree in Landscape Architecture from the Seoul National University and a Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to her arrival, she worked as a certificated landscape architect and urban planner at Samsung C&T in Korea for 8 years. She also interned at AECOM in Hong Kong. Ms. Han’s research interest lies in resilient and sustainable planning. She eagerly hopes to study mapping process related to vulnerability indexes and regional assessment, for use when engaging in site prioritization and preparations for natural hazards caused by climate change. Her goal is to support policymakers, planners, and urban designers hoping to better understand how coastal cities should respond to natural hazards caused by climate change and to help them to establish appropriate policies for mitigation and adaptation.
Korea Water Resources Corporation. “Application and Management Plans for the Flood Control Plains in Korea” (2007)
PennDesign Urban Planning Studio. “Alternative Futures for the New Jersey Shore: Climate Change Adaptation & Natural Hazard Mitigation Strategies”, IFLA World Congress (2014)
11st ULI / Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition, honorable mention (2013)
Professor, Institute of the Environment, Department of Public Policy, Department of Economics, University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA)
Matthew Kahn is a Professor in UCLA’s Institute of the Environment, Department of Public Policy, and Department of Economics. Kahn is also Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), and serves as a non-resident scholar at the Urbanization Project at the NYU Stern School of Business. Kahn’s research largely focuses on environmental, urban, real estate, and energy economics. Kahn has published more than 90 papers and several books.
Kahn, Matthew. 2016. Blue Skies Over Beijing: Economic Growth and the Environment in China joint with Siqi Zheng. Princeton University Press.
Kahn, Matthew. 2010. Climatopolis: How Our Cities Will Thrive in the Hotter Future. New York: Basic Books.
Costa, Dora L. and Matthew E. Kahn. 2008. Heroes and Cowards: The Social Face of War. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
Kahn, Matthew. 2006. Green Cities: Urban Growth and the Environment. Washington, DC: Urban Institute Press.
The Gilbert S. Kahn Dean Emeritus
Areas of Interest
Alan Kelly is The Gilbert S. Kahn Dean Emeritus of the School of Veterinary Medicine. He served as Chair of the Department of Pathobiology from 1990 until his appointment as Acting Dean in January 1994, and as Dean from 1994-2005. A renowned researcher on muscle disease and muscular dystrophy, he has authored more than 100 book chapters and scientific papers and is a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, the American Society for Cell Biology, and the Pennsylvania Muscle Institute. He received the University’s Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1974.
Kelly, Alan, and James D. Ferguson, David T. Galligan, Mo Salman, Bennie I. Osburn. 2013. “One Health, Food Security, and Veterinary Medicine.” Journal of the American Veterinary Medicine Association 242(6): 739-743.
Kelly, Alan M. and R. Marshak. 2007. “Veterinary Medicine: Global Health.” Journal of the American Veterinary Medicine Association 231: 1806-1808.
Smith, G. and A. Kelly, eds. 2006. Veterinary Public Health in a Global Economy. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press.
Kelly, Alan, Lawrence E. Heider, and Keith W. Prasse. 2003. “Renewed Directions in Veterinary Medical Education.” Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 222: 1511-1512.
Walsh, Donald A., Frederick A. Murphy, Lonnie J. King, Bennie I. Osburn, and Alan M. Kelly. 2003. “An Agenda for Action: Veterinary Medicine’s Crucial Role in Public Health and Biodefense and the Obligation of Academic Veterinary Medicine to Respond; Executive Summary.” Journal of Veterinary Medical Education 30(2): 92-96.
Jae Min Lee
Doctoral Candidate in City and Regional Planning, University of Pennsylvania
Areas of Interest
Jae Min Lee is doctoral student in City and Regional Planning at PennDesign. Trained as an urban designer in international and domestic contexts, Jae Min seeks to challenge the “placelessness” of modern urban design practice around the world. His research focuses on defining the healthy and sustainable urban form and helping architects and planners to design places that actively incorporates local and climatic contexts using urban simulations. Jae Min has worked on a range of city building projects as an urban design associate at both Chicago and New York offices at Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill LLP. He is a member of American Institute of Certified Planner and has also collaborated on several community projects with Open Lands, a Chicago-based land preservation organization.
Global Environmental Data Scientist, Monsanto
Areas of Interest
Theodore Lim is Global Environmental Data Scientist at Monsanto. He received his PhD in City Planning focusing on urban stormwater management and green infrastructure implementation in 2017. He is particularly interested in the intersection between city-scale hydrological effectiveness of decentralized stormwater Best Management Practices, and the policy interventions and market mechanisms that best encourage diverse actors to adopt decentralized infrastructure. Prior to starting at Penn, Theo worked as a civil and environmental engineer in Beijing, New York City and San Francisco, specializing in integrated water resource management, ecological land use planning, and district-scale infrastructure solutions. His projects included the conceptual design of the water and wastewater management system for Google’s high profile Bay View campus development, the Langfang Smart Eco-City master plan, and engineered and ecological rehabilitation plans for sea-level rise in the San Francisco Bay and the Pearl River Delta. Theo’s previous research has also included immigrant community domestic violence survivor support services in Philadelphia, migrant workers and HIV/AIDS risk while on a US Fulbright Grant in northeast China, and ecotoxicity and persistent organic pollutant contaminant fate in the environment. While he is currently focusing on stormwater management, he hopes to utilize quantitative analysis to improve urban infrastructure planning and policy practices for a more sustainable urban world.
Assistant Professor, Ohio University
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.
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.
Areas of Interest
Anuradha Mathur is of Landscape Architecture in the School of Design. She is an architect and landscape architect. In collaboration with her partner, Dilip da Cunha, she has focused her artistic and design expertise on cultural and ecological issues of contentious landscapes. Their investigations have taken them to diverse terrains, including the Lower Mississippi, New York, Sundarbans, Bangalore, Mumbai and, most recently, Jerusalem. An underlying thread in Mathur’s work is a concern for how water is visualized and engaged in ways that lead to conditions of its excess and scarcity, but also the opportunities that its fluidity offers for new visualizations of terrain, design imagination, and design practice.
Mathur, Anuradha and Dilip da Cunha. 2014. Design in the Terrain of Water. Philadelphia, PA: Applied Research + Design Publishing.
Mathur, Anuradha and Dilip da Cunha. 2009. Soak: Mumbai in an Estuary. National Gallery of Modern Art/Rupa and Co.
Mathur, Anuradha and Dilip da Cunha. 2006. Deccan Traverses: The Making of Bangalore’s Terrain. Rupa and Co.
Mathur, Anuradha and Dilip da Cunha. 2001. Mississippi Floods: Designing a Shifting Landscape. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.
Professor of Practice
Former CEO of Philadelphia Water
Senior Fellow, US Water Alliance
Howard Neukrug P.E., is Professor of Practice in the Department of Earth and Environmental Science in the School of Arts and Sciences. Neukrug is the former Commissioner and CEO of Philadelphia Water, where he was responsible for all aspects of utility operations, environmental compliance, engineering, financing, budgeting, capital and strategic planning, customer service, human resources, and legal and policy decisions for its drinking water/wastewater/stormwater system serving 2.3 million people. At Penn, he is establishing a Water Center and teaching courses on the water industry and the role of water in urban sustainability and resiliency. He is also a Principal with CASE Environmental, LLC, where he provides consulting services to cities and utilities in urban planning, systems design, sustainability, organization development, strategic planning and trends and innovations in the global water industry.
Neukrug, Howard, Bill Diamond, L.D. McMullen, Eva Nieminski, Philip Singer, and R. Rhodes Trussell. 2000. “Roundtable: Deemphasizing contaminant-by-contaminant regulation.” Journal of the American Water Works Association 92(3).
Neukrug, Howard. 2000. “21st Century Treatment and Distribution.” Journal of the American Water Works Association 92(2): 54-55.
Neukrug, Howard M., Gary A Burlingame, William Wankoff, and Michael J Pickel. 1995. “Water-quality regs: Staying ahead.” Civil Engineering 65(1).
Rutherford H. Platt
Professor Emeritus of Geography, UMass Geociences, College of Natural Science, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Rutherford H. Platt is Professor Emeritus of Geography at UMass Geosciences in the College of Natural Science at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. He is also a Faculty Associate with the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and an urban writer and lecturer residing in Northampton, Massachusetts. His latest book is Reclaiming American Cities: The Struggle for People, Place, and Nature Since 1900 (University of Massachusetts Press, 2013) and a third edition of his Island Press text, Land Use and Society: Geography, Law, and Public Policy, will appear in 2014. He has served on various national committees and has been honored as a Lifetime National Associate of The National Academies in Washington, D.C.
Platt, R. 2014, forthcoming. Land Use and Society: Geography, Law, and Public Policy (3rd edition). Washington, DC: Island Press.
Platt, R. 2013. Reclaiming American Cities: The Struggle for People, Place, and Nature Since 1900. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press.
Platt, R., ed. 2006. The Humane Metropolis: People and Nature in the 21st Century City. University of Massachusetts Press and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.
Platt, R. 1999. Disasters and Democracy: The Politics of Extreme Natural Events. Washington, DC: Island Press.
Platt, Rutherford, Rowan Rowntree, and C. Muick, eds. 1994. The Ecological City: Restoring and Preserving Urban Biodiversity. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press.
Managing Director for Policy and Founder, Institute for Transportation & Development Policy
Michael Replogle is Managing Director for Policy and Founder of the Institute for Transportation & Development Policy (IDTP), a nonprofit organization that promotes environmentally sustainable and equitable transportation projects and policies worldwide. Serving from 1983-1992 as transportation coordinator for the Maryland-National Capital Parks and Planning Commission, he co-founded Bikes Not Bombs and ITDP in 1984-1985, and served as ITDP’s President for all but a few years between 1985-2009. Replogle served as Transportation Director at the Environmental Defense Fund, from 1992-2009, testifying frequently before the U.S. Congress, shaping federal transportation and environmental regulations, and working with metropolitan planning organizations and civil society groups to guide local and regional transportation and air quality planning and project development. He is a member of the U.S. Advisory Committee on Transportation Statistics and an emeritus member of the Transportation Research Board Committee on Transportation in Developing Countries, which he helped found. He is author of several hundred articles and papers.
Replogle, Michael and Colin Hughes. 2012. “Moving Towards Sustainable Transport.” In State of the World 2012: Moving Towards Sustainable Prosperity. Washington DC: Island Press.
Replogle, Michael, Annie Weinstock, Walter Hook, and Ramon Cruz. 2011. Recapturing Global Leadership in Bus Rapid Transit. New York: Institute for Transportation & Development Policy.
Creutzig, Felix, Maximilian Theis, Jiang Ping Zhou, and Michael Replogle. 2011. “Trapped in Tremendous Congestion: Can Beijing Find a Road towards Harmonious and Sustainable Transport?” Urban Transport of China, 9(4).
Replogle, Michael and Keri Funderburg. 2006. No More Just Throwing Money Out the Window: Using Road Tolls to Cut Congestion, Protect the Environment, and Boost Access for All. New York: Environmental Defense Fund.
Replogle, Michael. 1990. Non-Motorized Vehicles in Asian Cities (prepared as part of the World Bank Asia Urban Transport Sector Study).
Replogle, Michael. 1987. Sustainable Transportation Strategies for Third World Development. Paper prepared for presentation to Conference Session on Human-Powered Transportation and Transportation Planning for Developing Countries, Washington, DC: 67th Annual Meeting (1988) of the Transportation Research Board.
Professor in Anthropology
Penn Museum Curator for Near Eastern Ethnology
Areas of Interest
Brian Spooner is a Professor in the Department of Anthropology in the School of Arts and Sciences, and Curator for Near Eastern Ethnology in the Penn Museum. He is a social anthropologist who studies the role of cities in the history of globalization, with special reference to the Middle East and Central Asia. His major research activities have been in Afghanistan, Iran, and Pakistan, where he has focused on urban investment in irrigation engineering and, more recently, on the relationship between literacy and the growth and proliferation of cities. His current project deals with changing modes of social interaction in non-Western global cities. He served as Chair of the Anthropology Graduate Group at Penn from 1985-1988, as Director of the Middle East Center from 1986-1995, as Co-Director of the Lauder Institute 2010-2012, and as Chair of the Undergraduate Program in Anthropology from 2014-2017. Spooner is also the Consulting Editor for Encyclopaedia Iranica at Columbia University.
Spooner, Brian, ed. 2015. Globalization: The Crucial Phase. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.
Spooner, Brian. 2013. “Investment and Translocality. Recontextualizing the Baloch in Islamic and Global History.” In Crossroads Asia Working Paper Series No. 14.
Spooner, Brian and Harold F. Schiffman, eds. 2012. Language Policy and Language Conflict in Afghanistan and Its Neighbors. Leiden: Brill.
Spooner, Brian and William L. Hanaway, eds. 2012. Literacy in the Persianate World: Writing and the Social Order. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012.
Spooner, Brian and William L. Hanaway. 2007. Reading Nasta’liq: Persian and Urdu Hands 1500 to the Present, 2nd edition. Costa Mesa CA: Mazda Publications.