Ecosystem services are the social and ecological benefits that are provided to humans by the natural environment. Where should cities strategically locate green infrastructure (GI) to address the needs of areas with specific ecosystem service provision deficits? Where should GI be located so that it addresses multiple ecosystem service provision deficits at once? City-wide spatial […]
Josh Newell Comments on Re-imagining Infrastructure on Michigan Radio. Cities across the United States and internationally are designing creative new uses for underutilized infrastructure, creating attractive green spaces for citizens to enjoy. However, these transformations also create risks of environmental gentrification through increasing nearby property values and displacing current residents. City officials and communities should […]
Sara Meerow, doctoral candidate in the Urban Sustainability Research Group, has accepted a Tenure Track Assistant Professor position for the Fall of 2017 in the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning at Arizona State University. Congratulations and we think ASU is a great place for her to continue her work on Green Infrastructure, Urban […]
A new paper by Sara Meerow and Joshua Newell in Landscape and Urban Planning introduces the Green Infrastructure Spatial Planning Model (GISP), a GIS-based multicriteria approach that integrates six benefits of green infrastructure and allows for the consideration of stakeholder priorities. The model is applied to Detroit, revealing that current green infrastructure projects are not […]
Sara Meerow and Alec Foster are co-organizing a group of paper sessions at this year’s American Association of Geographer’s Conference, April 5-9 2017, Boston, MA. Joshua Newell is serving as a discussant. Reweaving the Urban Socio-ecological Fabric: Green infrastructure, urban agriculture, and social justice Organizers Sara Meerow, University of Michigan Alec Foster, University of Michigan […]
A new paper by Sara Meerow, John Nordgren, and Missy Stults in Environmental Science and Policy assesses existing resources and efforts for climate change adaptation and the needs of local communities. The paper suggests that more work is needed for local communities and their practitioners to respond to climate change. Additionally, the paper suggests that […]
Sara Meerow was recently awarded a Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship, the Menakka and Essel Bailey Fellowship, and first place in the AAG Human Dimensions of Global Change Specialty Group Student Research Competition. The Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship supports outstanding doctoral students in their last year working on dissertations that are unusually creative, ambitious and risk-taking. The Menakka and Essel Bailey […]
“Scaling Up Agriculture in City-Regions to Mitigate FEW System Impacts” produced from the October 2015 NSF-Funded Workshop “FEW Workshop: ‘Scaling Up’ Urban Agriculture to Mitigate Food-Energy-Water Impacts” held at the University of Michigan- Ann Arbor assesses urban agriculture and its relationships with energy, water, food access, and other issues. This white paper summarizes current knowledge […]
Paper by Sara Meerow, Joshua Newell, and Melissa Stults in Landscape and Urban Planning reviews the existing literature on urban resilience and proposes a new, inclusive definition. Read the article here.
A new paper by Sara Meerow, Joshua Newell, and Melissa Stults in Landscape and Urban Planning reviews the existing literature on urban resilience and proposes a new, inclusive definition. Read the article here.