The aim of my research activities is to investigate how involving stakeholders can lead to resilient design and planning solutions that are appropriate for the socio-biophysical contexts of neighborhoods and communities.
My research examines ways to improve the resilience of underserved communities vulnerable to the impact of climate-change related flooding and water quality changes.
I have pursued this research through projects that engage in transdisciplinary approaches and pursue deeper community involvement. This research has been sustained by external grant support as co-PI and as PI, including grant support from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the National Science Foundation, and the Royal Society of New Zealand Marsden Funding.
Areas of Interest
Civic engagement approaches to watershed planning
Stormwater design and sea level change
Transdisciplinary action research
Community-based participatory research in stormwater and watershed planning
Community design and planning
Environmental justice in the built environment
Sample Research Collaborations & Projects
Nature-based Urban design for Wellbeing and Adaptation in Oceania (NUWAO). This project is funded by a Royal Society of New Zealand Marsden Grant.
Deal Island Peninsula Project: Engaging Faith for Coastal Resilience, a NOAA funded project
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