Category: Research

In Print

Chelsea Schelly (SS) along with Emily Prehoda (EEP PhD Grad) and colleagues from The Nature Conservancy (Jessica Price) and Defenders of Wildlife (Aimee Delach and Rupak Thapaliya), have published “Ratepayer Perspectives on Mid- to Large-Scale Solar Development on Long Island, NY: Lessons for Reducing Siting Conflict through Supported Development Types” in Energies.


Shan Zhou receives Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award fro ORAU

Shan ZhouCongratulations to Shan Zhou, Assistant Professor – Environmental and Energy Policy, for receiving a Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award from ORAU (with matching funds from the Vice President for Research office at Michigan Tech) for her proposal titled, ” Incorporating LEED into local green building policies: the blurred boundary between voluntarism and regulation”.
ORAU is managed by a consortium of research universities and provides scientific and technical guidance to the Department of Energy and other agencies. Read more here…


Don Lafreniere presents at International Seminar on Urban Form

Don LafreniereDon Lafreniere (SS/GLRC) along with colleagues Dayne Walling (U Minnesota) and Rick Sadler (Michigan State) presented a paper entitled “Rust Belt Cities as Exemplars for Urban Development Practice in a Low-Growth Future” at the International Seminar on Urban Form.

The paper outlines how slow- or no-growth communities in the American Rust Belt have responded to the socio-spatial processes shaping land use, development, and revitalization despite a long history of racial segregation and political fragmentation. The paper highlights the importance of community groups and civic networks in responding to these challenges in depopulating urban regions.


In Print

Postdoctoral researcher Dan Trepal (SS/GLRC) and Don Lafreniere (SS/GLRC) recently published an article titled “Historical Spatial-Data Infrastructures for Archaeology: Towards a Spatiotemporal Big-Data Approach to Studying the Postindustrial City” in the journal Historical Archaeology

The article outlines how spatiotemporal big-data approaches combined with geospatial technologies can expand the way archaeologists study postindustrial cities.