David Pijawka

Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
5302

Biography

David Pijawka's research focuses on sustainable planning and design, disaster management and recovery, environmental justice, and Native American community planning. 

Much of Professor Pijawka's recent work has concentrated on community projects in the U.S. Mexico-Border region and in Native American tribal communities. He served as a co-investigator on the Border Observatory Project, a five-year study tracking quality of life indicators in the U.S.-Mexico border region. He has also directed several community planning workshops for Native American tribal communities in Arizona in recent years. Professsor Pijawka is the co-author of a strategic plan for the Navajo Nation on community land use planning. In 2012, he published "Understanding Sustainable Cities: Concepts, Cases, and Solutions," a book on current issues in urban sustainability. He also co-directed a study on climate change perceptions and policy preferences in nine countries.  

He teaches the largest undergraduate course in sustainability at ASU, Sustainable Cities.  He also regularly teaches environmental planning, sustainable community development, and tribal community planning. He mentors students for ASU's Barrett Honors College and has won several awards for teaching excellence. 

Education

  • Ph.D. Geography, with specializations in environmental resources, cognition and behavior, hazards/risk management, Clark University
  • M.A. Geography, Clark University
  • B.A. Brock University, Canada

Research Interests

Sustainable planning and design, socio-economic assessments, disaster management and recovery planning, perception and behavior studies, institutional design

Publications

  • Subhro Guhathakurta, David Pijawka and Edward Sadalla,. THE BORDER OBSERVATORY PROJECT: THE STATE OF U.S. - MEXICO BORDER CITIES. 2010. (2010).
  • David Pijawka, Theodore Jojola and patricia mariella. Visioning 21st - Century Tribal Community Planning; Workshop 2007. 113 pages. (2008).
  • Ruith Yabes and ZDavid Pijawka. Public participation in Achieving Susrainabilitty in Central City Neighborhoods. Chapter 17. Local Pursuiot of Sustainability in a Globalized World (2008).
  • Giard, J., L. Oviedo and D Pijawka. Design for Sustainbale development in Sonora Mexico: Innovative Management for Bi-national Education. Association for the Art of Management, UK (2008).
  • David Pijawka and Ruth Yabes. Incorporating Sustainbaility into planning education: innovations and Enhancements. Prersented at the ACSP - AESOP 4 Joint Congress. Chicago . July 6-11 2008. paper in electronic proceedings (0).

Research Activity

Courses

Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
PUP 442 Environmental Planning
AIS 494 Special Topics
PUP 494 Special Topics
AIS 598 Special Topics
PUP 598 Special Topics
PUP 690 Reading and Conference
GPH 690 Reading and Conference
GCU 690 Reading and Conference
GCU 799 Dissertation
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
PUP 493 Honors Thesis
PUP 542 Environmental Planning
PUP 592 Research
GCU 799 Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
PUP 442 Environmental Planning
PUP 494 Special Topics
PUP 592 Research
PUP 598 Special Topics
GCU 690 Reading and Conference
GCU 799 Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
PUP 493 Honors Thesis
PUP 593 Applied Project
GCU 790 Reading and Conference
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
PUP 442 Environmental Planning
PUP 493 Honors Thesis
PUP 494 Special Topics
AIS 494 Special Topics
PUP 590 Reading and Conference
AIS 598 Special Topics
PUP 598 Special Topics
GPH 790 Reading and Conference
GCU 792 Research
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
PUP 493 Honors Thesis
PUP 499 Individualized Instruction
PUP 590 Reading and Conference
PUP 593 Applied Project
PUP 599 Thesis
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
PUP 442 Environmental Planning
PUP 492 Honors Directed Study
PUP 493 Honors Thesis
AIS 494 Special Topics
PUP 494 Special Topics
PUP 499 Individualized Instruction
PUP 590 Reading and Conference
PUP 593 Applied Project
AIS 598 Special Topics
PUP 598 Special Topics
PUP 790 Reading and Conference
PUP 792 Research
Summer 2015
Course Number Course Title
PUP 493 Honors Thesis
PUP 499 Individualized Instruction
PUP 590 Reading and Conference
PUP 595 Continuing Registration
PUP 599 Thesis
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
SOS 111 Sustainable Cities
PUP 492 Honors Directed Study
PUP 493 Honors Thesis
PUP 499 Individualized Instruction
PUP 595 Continuing Registration
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
PUP 492 Honors Directed Study
PUP 493 Honors Thesis
PUP 499 Individualized Instruction
PUP 593 Applied Project
PUP 790 Reading and Conference
PUP 792 Research
Summer 2014
Course Number Course Title
PUP 493 Honors Thesis
PUP 499 Individualized Instruction
PUP 590 Reading and Conference
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Title
SOS 111 Sustainable Cities
PUP 492 Honors Directed Study
PUP 493 Honors Thesis
PUP 494 Special Topics
AIS 494 Special Topics
PUP 590 Reading and Conference
PUP 592 Research
PUP 593 Applied Project
PUP 595 Continuing Registration
AIS 598 Special Topics
PUP 598 Special Topics

Presentations

  • Francisco Lara-Valencia and David Pijawka. "Collaborative Planning Processes in the US- Mexico Border Region'. Borders and Cities. Perspectives for NA and Europe. Political geography Speciality Group. AAG. 2010 (Apr 2010).
  • Francisco Lara Valencia and David Pijawka. Borders and Cities-. AAG Political Geogtraphy Speciality group ,session (Apr 2010).
  • Yabes, Ruth and David Pijawka. New paradigms for sustainability in planning education. 8th International Symposium, International Urban Planning and Environmental Association (IUPEA), Kai (Mar 2009).
  • jacques Giard, Linda Oviedo and david pijawka. Design for Sustainbale developmentin Sonora, mexico: Innovative management for Bi-national education. 4th Art of Management and Organization (Sep 2008).
  • david Pijawka. A Roadmap for Sustainbaility. hemisp[heric Comnference on Environment and Sustainbaility . University of Puerto Rico (Jun 2008).
  • Jacques Giard, linda oviedo and david pijawka (presenter). Incorporating Sustainbaility into planning education: Innovations and Enhancements. ACSP- AESOP 4 Joint Congress (Apr 2008).

Service

  • Journal: Journal of Urban Technology, article reviewer (2010 - Present)
  • Review article for IRTG proceedings on visualization and modeling--Routledge press, article reviewer for conference --IRTG Bodega Bay Conference and conference participant (2010 - Present)
  • Advisory Committee American Indian Policy Institute, Member (2010 - Present)
  • Advisory Committee PhD program in Environmenmtal Social Sciences, member, advisory committee -- mostly asdmissions consult (2010 - Present)
  • Chair, MUEP Admissions Committee, Chair (2010 - Present)
  • Honors College Representative for Planning program (undergrdauate), Representative (2010 - Present)
  • MUEP PAB Self Study, member of self study committee (2010 - Present)
  • MUEP Program, Coordinator (2010 - Present)
  • MUEP Standing Committee, Chair, MUEP Committee (2010 - Present)
  • NACTS/SCERP Founding Member, Advisory (2010 - Present)
  • SGSUP Personnel Committee, Member of personnel Committee (2010 - Present)
  • SGSUP Program Review -- self study, member of program review (2010 - Present)
  • SGSUP Promotion and Tenure Committee, tenured faculty member (2010 - Present)
  • School of Sustainability review of candidates for admissions, Senior Sustainability Scientist, (2010 - Present)
  • Search Committee for urban design position, member (2010 - Present)
  • T'hono O'dum Nation. Support of Master's student for Archie Hendriz Nursing Home Grant, faculty advisor on American indian grant -- ASU (2010 - Present)
  • member of PhD program in Environmental Design -- Herberger College, Chair of 1 dissertation committee and on two otherc committees. Lectures tin3 HERBERGER courses. (2010 - Present)
  • Advisory Board of the International Grdauate School - Technische Universitat Kaiserslautern, germany, Advisory Board - "Visualization of large Unstructured data Sets" (2009 - 2012)
  • Affilliated Faculty School of Sustainability/GIOS, course development, meetings on curricula development;community partnering (2009 - 2009)
  • American Indian Policy Institute, Member of Executive Committee (2009 - 2009)
  • Applied Geography Journal, Article reviewer (2009 - 2009)
  • Environmental Social Science PhD program, Member of Advisory Committee (2009 - 2009)
  • NACTS, Founding member (2009 - 2009)
  • Navajo Nation - Community Development Services Department, Advisor on major research and planning program and Pro Bono Research (2009 - 2009)
  • SCERP -- Southwest center for Environmental Research and Policy, member/research grant (2009 - 2009)
  • SGSUP - Accreditation Review Committee for the MUEP, member of the Committee (2009 - 2009)
  • SGSUP - Bylaw and Policy Committee, Bylaws and policy committee -- committee member (2009 - 2009)
  • SGSUP - MUEP Curriculum Committee, Member of the Committee (2009 - 2009)
  • SGSUP -- MUEP Porogram, MUEP Coordinator (2009 - 2009)
  • SGSUP -- Planning Program -- MUEP Admissions Committee, Member of Admissions Committee (2009 - 2009)
  • SGSUP -- school promotion and tenure committee, faculty member (2009 - 2009)
  • SGSUP and the American Indian Policy Institute -- Masters in Advanced Studies for Tribal Community Planning, Development of interdisciplinary degree program -- proposal for new graduate degree (2009 - 2009)
  • SGSUP/AIPI/ITCA/AISP -- 2009 completion of draft monograph on Workshop, Developing Monograph -- Workshop ll Tribal community planning for publication (2009 - 2009)
  • School of geographical sciences and urban planning -- Personnel Committee, one of six members of the school's personnel committee (2009 - 2009)
  • Workshop -- PUP 598 Fall 2009 - Env. Modeling and Vuisualization: the Impact of Vlimate Change on Ur, Lecture and paper presentaion. My paper on GCC and dealing with Uncertainty: the Role of Perceptions. (2009 - 2009)
  • University of Arizona Press volume, Asked to be reviewer for Chapter --richard malloy author. (2009 - 2009)
  • American Indian Policy Institute, Associte committee member (2008 - 2008)
  • Environmental Social sciences PhD program -- CLAS, advisory board member (2008 - 2008)
  • Gradaute Student Committee School of Sustainability - GIOS, member (2008 - 2008)
  • MUEP Committee, member (2008 - 2008)
  • NACTS, founding faculty and affiliate (2008 - 2008)
  • Navajo Nation Community development Agency, reviewer of planning documents and advise (2008 - 2008)
  • Paradise Valley Planning Department, faculty Liaison (2008 - 2008)
  • Personnel Committee - SoP, member (2008 - 2008)
  • JPER, reviewer (2008 - 2008)