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2014-2015 URPL Faculty Lecture Series


Friday, September 19, 2014, 12 - 1:30 p.m. Regulatory Takings and the Contested Future for Dutch Planning.
Prof. Harvey Jacobs, Dept. of Urban & Regional Planning, University of Wisconsin-Madison. [Read the Paper]

Friday, October 17, 2014, 12 - 1:30 p.m. The Great Recession and Disillusionment: Scarring Effects in a Deindustrialized City.
Prof. Gary Green, Dept. of Community and Environmental Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison [Read the Paper]

Friday, December 5, 2014, 12 - 1:30 p.m. Strategies of Fire and Ice: Immigration, Cultural Planning and Resistance.
Asst. Prof. Carolina Sarmiento, School of Human Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

2013-2014 URPL Faculty Lecture Series (9)


Monday, September 30, 2013, 4 - 5:30 p.m. Geography, Policy or Market?  New Evidence on the Measurement and Causes of Sprawl [Read the Paper]
Assoc. Prof. Kurt Paulsen, Dept. of Urban & Regional Planning, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Monday, October 14, 2013, 4 - 5:30 p.m. (*Location: Lubar Commons, Law School) Planning, Law and Property Rights: A U.S.-European Cross-National Contemplation [Read the Paper]
Assoc. Prof. Richard K. Norton, University of Michigan

Monday, October 28, 2013, 4 - 5:30 p.m.  Making Roadways into Markets: A Case of Data-driven Governance
John Haynal West, Columbia Univ.

Monday, November 25, 2013, 4 - 5:30 p.m. Bad Buildings and the Revitalization of Johannesburg, South Africa: Community Land Trusts and Inclusion [Read the Paper]
Prof. Heinz Klug, University of Wisconsin Law School

Monday, January 27, 4 - 5:30 p.m. 
The Commercial Introduction of Electric Vehicles.
Manuscripts that relate to this talk can be found here, here, and here.
Will Sierzchula, Fellow, SAGE, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Monday, February 24, 4 - 5:30 p.m.
Civil Infrastructure: Re-thinking Urban Open Space
Prof. James A. LaGro, Jr., Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Monday, March 31, 4 - 5:30 p.m. 
Mobile Food Markets: Do They Promote Healthier Eating in Food Deserts?
Prof. Lydia Zepeda, Department of Consumer Science, University of Wisconsin - Madison.

Monday, April 28, 4 - 5:30 p.m. Harlem and the Origins of Gentrification. Brian Goldstein, Post-doctoral Fellow, University of Wisconsin - Madison.For more background on the project, click here.

Monday, May 5, 4 - 5:30 p.m. My Journey with Ecomunicipalities: How to Change the World Through Local Action. Torbjörn Lahti, Co-Director - Institute for Ecomunicipality Education and Assistance, Umeå, Sweden. For more on the Natural Step for Communities approach, click here.


2012-2013 URPL Faculty Lecture Series (3)


Friday, March 22, 2013, 12:00 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. A Public Market for Madison: A Progress Report on the nth Iteration
Barry Orton, Professor, Professional Development & Applied Studies Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Friday, April 5, 2013, 12:00 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. Counterurbanization and Migration to Remote Amenity-Rich Rural Areas
David W. Marcouiller, Professor and Chair, Department of Urban & Regional Planning, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Friday, April 26, 2013, 12:00 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. Addressing the Climate Change Vulnerabilities of Urban Residents through Environmental Planning. John Vargo, PhD (Georgia Tech - Urban Planning) and UW Postdoctoral Fellow, Global Health, University of Wisconsin-Madison.


2011-2012 URPL Faculty Lecture Series (9)


Monday, October 29 - 4:00-5:30 PM; Marsha Rummel, Lou Host-Jablonski, Dan Rolfs. "Redeveloping Union Corners on Madison's East Side: Issues, Perspectives, Controversies"

Monday, September 24 - 4:00-5:30 PM; David Bart. "Using Local Ecological Knowledge to Improve Restoration Planning and Implementation."

Friday, April 13 - 12:15-1:15 pm; Asli Göcmen. "Barriers to Successful Implementation of Conservation Subdivision Design."

Friday, March 9 - 12:15-1:15 pm; Anna Andrzejewski. "Marshall Erdman and the Challenges of Zoning in Suburban Postwar America."

Friday, February 24 - 12:15-1:30 pm; Ron Hustedde, University of Kentucky Extension Specialist. "Building Entrepreneurial Leaders for Wisconsin's Communities".

Friday, February 24 - 9:00-10:00 am; Ron Hustedde, University of Kentucky Extension Specialist. "Breakfast Brownbag on Successful Community Approaches to Community Development".

Thursday, February 23 - 3:00-4:00 pm; Ron Hustedde, University of Kentucky Extension Specialist. "What's Culture Got To Do With Entrepreneurship?".

November 4, 12:15 - 1:30 pm, "Project Planning and Implementation: Central City Infill". Mark Landgraf (Principle, Landgraf Construction)

Friday, September 23 - 12:15-1:30 pm; Dr. Miles Toder, USAID - Indonesia (and 1986 URPL Doctoral Alumni). "Continuous Change and Improvement: Some Lessons from Contemporary International Development Planning".


2010-2011 URPL Faculty Lecture Series (9)


April 27, 11:45-12:45 pm., "The Prospects of Qualitative GIS for Understanding Experience of Health and Place". Prof. Sam Dennis (Department of Landscape Architecture and URPL Faculty Affiliate).

April 6, 11:45 - 12:45 pm., "Creative Industry Clusters and the Entrepreneurial City of Shanghai". Jane Zheng, Ph.D. (URPL Graduate Student).

March 23, 11:45 - 12:45 pm, "The Wicked Opportunity". Prof. Alfonso Morales (Department of Urban and Regional Planning).

March 9, 11:45 - 12:45 pm, "Ecotourism System Carrying Capacity Based on Stakeholder Interaction". Prof. Shang Tiancheng - Fulbright Fellow (Tianjin University, CHINA and URPL Visiting Scholar.

February 16, 11:45-12:45 pm, "Road Safety in the Context of Urban Development in Sweden and California". Dr. Carolyn McAndrews (Department of Population Health Sciences).

January 26, 11:45-12:45 pm, "Conflicts in Suburban Land Use and Administrative Litigation: The Case of the ÎLE-DE-FRANCE Region". Prof. Thierry Kirat (URPL Visiting Scholar, Université Paris-Dauphine, France).

December 1, 12:30-1:30 pm, "Bioenergy Crops on Marginal Land in Wisconsin:  Sustainable?". Prof. Steve Ventura (Department of Soil Science and URPL Faculty Affiliate).

November 24, 12:30-1:30 pm, "Spatial Heterogeneity, Rural Crime, and Social Capital". Prof. Steven Deller (Department of Agricultural & Applied Economics and URPL Faculty Affiliate) and Melissa Deller (Department of Sociology, UW-Whitewater).

October 6, 12:30-1:30 pm, "Rural Tourism Production and the Experience-scape". Dr. Jean-Christophe Dissart (Visiting Scholar and Senior Scientist, CEMAGREF) and Prof. David W. Marcouiller (Department of Urban and Regional Planning).


2009-2010 URPL Faculty Lecture Series (10)


May 5, 12:00 noon; Thomas Dunbar, FASLA - Executive Director, Center for Resilient Cities; Presentation title: "Imagining the New: Applied Resilience Planning".

April 28, 12:00 noon; Brian Ohm, J.D. - Professor of Urban and Regional Planning and Department Chair; Presentation title: "Local Governments and Climate Change: Planning for Uncertainty and the Bailout Mentality." Brian's manuscript can be found here.

March 17, 12:00 noon; Harvey M. Jacobs, Ph.D. - Professor of Urban and Regional Planning; Presentation title: "All Sound, No Fury: Assessing the Impacts of State-based Kelo Laws on Planning Practice" An overview can be found here while the full manuscript is found here.

February 24, 12:00 noon; Pery Francisco Assis Shikida, Ph.D. - Senior Post-doctoral Fellow, National Council for Scientific and Techological Development and Professor, Western Paraná State University, Brazil; Presentation title: "The Economics of Ethanol Production in Brazil: A Path Dependency Approach". Manuscript can be found here.

February 3, 12:00 noon; Randy Stoecker, Ph.D. - Professor of Community and Environmental Sociology; Presentation title: "A Community Development Approach to Higher Education Civic Engagement". Manuscript can be found here.

January 27, 12:00 noon; Kurt Paulsen, Ph.D. - Professor of Urban and Regional Planning. Presentation title: “U.S. Metropolitan Spatial Expansion, 1980-2000”.

December 1, 12:30 pm; Stephen Malpezzi, Ph.D. - Professor and Tiefenthaler Distinguished Chair of Real Estate and Urban Land Economics; Presentation title: "Real Estate Research and the Financial Crisis:  Past Lessons, Future Directions?"

November 10, 12:30 pm; Knut Ingar Westeren, Ph.D. - Professor of Economics, Organization, and Management (HiNT NORWAY); Presentation title: Knowledge & Innovation - Converting from Tacit to Explicit within a New Economic Growth Context. Overview manuscript here.

November 3, 12:30 pm; Aslıgül Göçmen, Ph.D. - Professor of Urban and Regional Planning; Presentation title: "Are Conservation Subdivisions Living Up to Their Promise?  Findings from Waukesha County".

October 6, 12:30 pm; Susan A. Thering, Ph.D. - Professor of Landscape Architecture; "Transdisciplinary Action Research and the Planning and Design Professions: A Case Study Example from the Green Communities and Green Affordable Housing in Indian Country Initiative". Online article found here.


2008-2009 URPL Faculty Seminar Series (3)


Wednesday, April 15 Incentives and Disincentives in State Equalization Aids: "Gaming" the System
Professor Jack R. Huddleston View Paper

Wednesday, March 11 On Public Markets: Their Social and Economic Implications Assistant Professor Alfonso Morales

Thursday, November 13 Research Opportunities in Sea Grant’s Sustainable Coastal Development Focus Area Associate Scientist David A. Hart


2007-2008 URPL Faculty Seminar Series (7)

Thursday, April 24 Challenges to Effective Use of GIS in Planning: The Case of Public Planning Agencies in Wisconsin Assistant Professor Asli Gocmen

Monday, April 14; Noon-1:30 - Special Lecture! Implementation of Smart Growth at a Regional Level: The Case of San Diego, CA ASSISTANT PROFESSOR CLAUDIA TRILLO UNIVERSITY “FEDERICO II”, NAPLES, ITALY FULBRIGHT SENIOR RESEARCHER, SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY

Thursday, April 3 Social Indicators for NonPoint Source Water Quality Planning and Evaluation Assistant Professor Ken Genskow

Thursday, March 6 The Effects of Land Development on Municipal Finance: Theory and Empirics Assistant Professor Kurt Paulsen

Thursday, February 7 Is Micro-Credit the Magic Bullet for Low-Income Households? Some Evidence from Malawi Senior Scientist Susana Lastarria-Cornhiel

Tuesday, December 11 Context-sensitive planning and design for livable and sustainable communities Professor James A. LaGro, Jr.

Tuesday, November 13 Tourism and its Distributional Impacts: A Ladder Into the Middle Class? Professor Dave Marcouiller