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Recent PhD Dissertations



The following are the last 10+ years of dissertations from the Penn CPLN PhD program.

Visit: http://repository.upenn.edu/ for full text of dissertations listed below.


Are you a graduate of the program? If so, email your most recent employment history to katf@design.upenn.edu

 

DISSERTATION TITLE

PhD
Awarded

NAME

CURRENTLY….

Public Participation using consensus building for land use planning in the United States and Japan

2006

Makiko Tanaka

 

Systems approach to metro network design

2006

Jienki Synn

 

The Vendor and the street: The Use and management of public spaces in Bangkok

2005

Paisan Tepwongsirirat

 

Increased usability of urban & land use models: The role of knowledge based systems in facilitating land use forecasting to planning agencies

2005

Georgia Pozoukidou

Lecturer, University of Thessaly

Catalytic Communities: the birth of a Dot Org

2004

Theresa Williamson

Catalytic Communities

Impact of inner city commuter and community congregations on civil engagement and social action

2004

Hara Wright Smith

 Visiting Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Wesley College

On the Waterfront: vernacular recreation at Brooklyn Eastern District Terminal

2004

Daniel Campo

 

Patterns of interaction across borders: space. Language, and architecture; a network model applied to border regions in Belgium and Spain

2004

Annemarie Constantinescu-Strihan

 

Port authorities and urban redevelopment: politics, organizations, and institutions of a changing waterfront

2004

Peter Brown

College of Architecture and Landscape Design (MN), Fellow of Metropolitan Design Center

Protecting habitats: New York-New Jersey harbor Estuary program, collaborative planning and scientific information

2004

Lynn Ann Mandarano

Assistant Professor, Department of Community & Regional Planning, Temple University

Shaping cities, building a nation: Alfred Agache and the dream of modern urbanism in Brazil (1920-1950)

2004

Fernando Moreira

 

Spatial variation of residential and employment land consumption rates in a metropolitan region: Atlanta, Chicago, Sacramento, San Antonio

2004

Yunwoo Nam

 

Stochastic user equilibrium model with implicit travel time budget constraints: a method for evaluation perceived accessibility

2004

Chao-Chu Hsu

 

Thinking about vacancy: Conceptual schemes for representing vacant properties in city planning (Pennsylvania)

2003

Barbara Stabin Nesmith

 

Analysis of trading ratio for water pollution control trading systems using a geographic information system and the finite segment method: the municipal perspective

2003

Donald Curley

Lecturer, DCRP University of Pennsylvania, Villanova University

Critical assessment of Ian McHarg's human ecological planning curriculum at University of Pennsylvania

2003

William Cohen

Senior Lecturer, Department of Community & Regional Planning, Temple University

Decomposing integer programming models for spatial allocation

2003

Takeshi Shirabe

University Assistant, Technical University Vienna

Disaggregation analyses of spatial interaction residential location models

2003

Yongmin Yan

GIS Developer, Geodecisions

Taxonomy of religious and secular nonprofit organizations: knowledge development and policy recommendations for neighborhood revitalizations

2003

Nisha Botchwey

Assistant Professor, UVA, School of Architecture,

Geography of the internet

2002

Gwang Ya Han

 

Per of flows and the flows of power: the Taipei station district across political regimes

2002

Lai-Yung Kang

Assistant Professor, National Ping Tung Institute of Commerce

Residential choice of locational quality: a discrete choice modeling approach

2002

Dimitris Poulakidas

Coordinator GIS Minor Program, California State Polytech University, Pomona

Fiscal Federalism and intergovernmental fiscal revenue sharing in Mexico: the municipal perspective

2002

Samuel Alatorre

Director, Felipe Ochoa y Asociados; Lecturer, Monterrey Tec (ITESM)

Application of pooled data techniques in the calibration of spatial interaction models

2001

Kiman Choi

Transportation Planner, Maryland Department of Planning

Business Improvement Districts: untold stories and substantiated impacts

2001

Lorlene Hoyt

Associate Professor Technology and Planing, MIT

Cost and time effects of alternative reverse commute options on low income urban residents: A Philadelphia region case study

2001

Shirley Loveless

Associate Professor, Community and Regional Plannin, Temple-Ambler

Object oriented approach towards spatial aggregation: the design, utilization and evaluation of the spatial aggregation modeling engine

2001

Paul Peterson

 

Restaurants and urban revitalization: the case study of Center City Philadelphia

2001

Takenkuni Kurosawa

 

The Visual Analysis of Spatial Regression

2000

Thomas William Pederson

Lecturer, DCRP University of Pennsylvania

Severity of Illness and Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions

2000

Elaine Jessie Yuen

Research Assistant Professor of Health Policy, Thomas Jefferson University

Assessing Urban design: Historical ambience on the waterfront

1999

Richard Berman

Lecturer, DCRP University of Pennsylvania

Environment, ethics and design: An inquiry into the ethical underpinnings for a contemporary Muslim environmentalism and its environmental design implications

1999

Ali Yeslam Ba-Ubaid

Professor, Landscape Design, King Abdul Aziz University,

Environmental justice and superfund NPL designation in the application of the hazard ranking system: Case study in EPA region III using GIS

1999

Yong Un Ban

 

Evaluation of U.S. employer trip reduction programs: urban transportation planning and policy implications

1999

Brian Tehan

Attorney, Law Office of Brian J. Tehan

Housing Market dynamics in the metropolitan area: a case study of the informal housing markets in the metropolitan Jabotabek

1999

Iskandar Saleh

 

Two worker households, commuting patterns, race, and residential and job location choices

1999

Jen-Yu Wu

Portfolio Analyst, GMAC Bank

Rail network analysis for coal transportation in China

1999

George Terahara

Planner, International Development Center

Factors affecting housing preference under conditions of limited choice: the case of Addis Abedba

1998

Yohannes Hailiu

 

Object oriented cartographic modeling techniques in physical planning

1998

Wen-Chieh Wang

 

Planning a changing landscape: ecology, history and planning at Long Pond, Pennsylvania

1998

Daniel Marcucci

Geo Geotrope, Inc.

Study of the feasible relationship between travel behavior and land use patterns: A case study of Montgomery County, PA

1998

Majid Enani

 

A Study of the Feasible Relationship Between Travel Behavior and Land Use Patterns: A Case Study of Montgomery County, PA

1998

Hussain Mousa Dashti

Assistant Professor, Architecture, Kuwait University

Analysis of city/transportation system via land consumption

1997

Yong Eun Shin

Assistant Professor of Urban Engineering, Dongeui University

Gender, justice and development: women and development in Ghana

1997

Carolyn Latimore

President, Board of Directors, The Food Trust

Identifying women's transportation disadvantage and measuring bus accessibility to medical facilities

1997

Joesph Hacker

Senior Transportation Planner, Delaware County

Mapping cosmopolis: planning and the sign in Mexico Tenochititian

1997

Filipe Arroyo

URBIS

Public Role of private developers: analysis of strategy and communication in suburban real estate development processes

1997

Dorothy Dewey

West Chester University

Reconstructing or constructing cities? Stability and change in urban form in post World War II France and Germany

1997

Joeseph Nasr

Planner, Urban Agriculture Network

Spatial analysis techniques for the comparison of spatial data sets from urban models

1997

Wen-Yen Lin

Associate Professor, Ming Chuan University School of Tourism

Stories of the land: rhetoric and reconciliation in the Mojave National Preserve

1997

Elisabeth Infield

Assistant Professor of Regional Planning, UMASS, Amherst

The Development of Planning Support Systems by Integrating Urban Models and Geographic Information Systems: A framework and Implementation

1997

Shih-Liang Chan

National Taipei University, Professor

The Dynamics of Regional Product Inequality by Expanded Rank-Size Functions

1997

Byungseol Byun

Senior Research Fellow, REI

The Business of Science: A Study of How the Pursuit of Biomedical Science Ventures in Changing Academic Medical Centers

1997

Roseann Murphy Jones

Associate Professor of Economics, University of Guam

Intersections of modernity and tradition: An urban planning history of Tokyo in the early Meiji period (1868-1888)

1996

David Peter Phillips

Assistant Professor of Japanese Languages, Wake Forest University

Debt for nature swamp experience: structuring a transnational domain

1996

Tamara Hennings

 

Environmental equity: linking distribution with environmental risk distribution

1996

Feng Liu

 

Equilibrium model of activity location and land allocation: a simulation of the land market for Portland, Oregon

1996

David Stiff

Senior Economist, Standard & Poors

Firm Network Transformation After Trade Liberalization: The Case of Mexican Manufacturing

1996

Guillermo Abdel

ITAM, Director, Centro de Estudios de Compotividad

The Homeless in Delaware

1996

Stephen Peuquet

Assistant Professor, University of Delaware,

Men and Women in an Academic Science Department: An Organizational Ethnography

1996

Anuradha Rao

University of Texas

Hidden Structures: An Ethnographic Account of the Planning of Greater Amman

1996

Fuad Malkawi

Chair, Dept. of Architecture, Jordan University for Science and Technology

A Study on the Distributional and Efficiency Consequences of the Housing Finance Subsidy Programs: The Case of Korea

1996

Nae-Young Choei

Associate Professor of Urban Planning, Hongik University,

Functional Analysis and Long Term Performance Evaluation of a Public Transportation System: A Case Study of SEPTA (1968-1988)

1995

M. Kamil Siddiqi

 

Below ground planning in Local communities: case studies of five archaeological preservation programs

1995

Lauren Archibald

Senior Architectural Historian, A&D Marble Co.

Comparative Evaluation of Bus Transit Performance: Case Study of Toluca, Mexico and Philadelphia, PA

1995

Jose Jimenez

Assistant Planner, City of Pasadena

A study of mortgage underwriting criteria and urban mortgage credit availability

1995

H. Ahada Stanford

Development Senior Manager, Neighborhood Transformation Initiative, City of Philadelphia

An interpretive approach to the meaning of urban landscapes: A case study of a waterfront landscape in inner Tokyo

1995

Yoshihiro Asano

Associate Professor, Institute of Public Administration

How Can we avoid placelessness? A phenomenological study of place and placemaking with four case studies of landscape design projects in Boston and its vicinity

1995

Chang-Shan Hung

Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture, Texas A&M

Adaptive Cartographic Modeling System in Guiding Urban Growth Boundaries

1995

Seung-Tae Kim

Korea Christian Publishers Association

Development Management Establishing a framework for Managing Urban Development and Redevelopment in Taiwan, a case study of Taipei municipality

1995

Tsung-Yu Lai

Associate Professor, Dept. Land Economics, National Chenjchi University,

Consensus and Compromise: An Analysis of the National Urban Policy Development Process

1995

Yvonne Scruggs-Leftwich

Professor, National Labor College (MD),

Optimized Network Equilibrium Models of Combined Travel and Residential Location Choices

1995

Pingning Shen

AIG Inc.