Faculty Name: Dr. Sara Meerow
Students Applying to: PhD Geography, PhD Geographic Information Science (GIS), or PhD Urban Planning
Looking to Recruit: 1-2 Doctoral Student(s)
Research Interest(s): Urban Resilience, Green Infrastructure Planning, Urban Health Planning, Climate Change Adaption
Current Research/Research Projects: Current Research/Research Projects: I am looking to recruit PhD student(s) to work on multi-year funded projects focused on urban green infrastructure and urban heat resilience. The first project, funded by the US National Science Foundation as part of the National Center for Atmospheric Research’s Early Career Faculty Innovator program, will examine how cities make decisions about where to invest in green infrastructure and develop and test decision-support tools that stakeholders and communities can use to more strategically and equitably plan green infrastructure to address two of the biggest climate-related challenges: stormwater management and extreme heat. The second project is the Southwest Urban Corridor Integrated Field Laboratory (SW-IFL), a five-year project funded by the US Department of Energy for which we are developing new methods of evaluating how city plans address heat and multi-hazard resilience and understanding heat governance.
Desired Qualifications & Skills: Students with experience and interest in green infrastructure planning, urban hydrological and/or urban heat modeling, urban heat, plan evaluation, governance analysis, or social network analysis are especially encouraged to apply.