Assistant Professor, City & Metropolitan Planning
Role: Research Partner And Proposal Reviewer.
Entity: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Building Momentum for Park and Green Space Equity in Small and Midsize Cities. Prevention Institute and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (2020-ongoing).
2020 - present
Entity: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health Topic Editor.
2020 - present
Role: Associate Editor.
Entity: Journal of Leisure Research Associate Editor.
2017 - present
- Academic Senate.
2021 - present.
- Search Committee Member, Assistant Professor, Department of City & Metropolitan Planning + Natural History Museum of Utah + Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute.
Search Committee Member,
2021 - 2022.
- Master in City and Metropolitan Planning Admission Committee.
2019 - present.
- Assistant Professor, Department of City & Metropolitan Planning Search Committee (2019-2020).
2019 - 2020.
- College Facilities-Technology Committee.
2019 - present.
Honors & Awards
- Urban Studies, Editors’ Featured Articles, Fall 2021. Awarded article: “Green gentrification or 'just green enough': Do park location, size and function affect whether a place gentrifies or not?”. https://www.urbanstudiesonline.com/editors-featured-articles/.
- Celebrate U Honoree, 2020. Selected as Researcher Honoree for the book titled, “Urban green spaces: Public health and sustainability in the United States.”.
The University of Utah,
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Arnold O. Beckman Award. Campus Research Board proposal titled “Green gentrification and its impacts on the health and well-being of marginalized communities: An environmental justice study.”.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,
- International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. Cover Story, Volume 16, Issue, 3, 2019. Cover article: School green space and its impact on academic performance: A systematic literature review. https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/16/3.
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health,
In the Media
- Schnalzer, R. (2021, November 15). Parks and green spaces are vital for neighborhoods, so why aren’t there more? Los Angeles Times. 2021.
- Rigolon, A., Banerjee, D., Gobster, P., Hadavi, S., & Stewart, W. (2021, October 21). Chicago is eliminating urban vacancies by empowering residents. Planning. 2021.
- Larsen, L. (2021, July 23). As climate change tightens its grip, are golf courses a luxury we can no longer afford? The Salt Lake Tribune. 2021.
- Penney, V. (2020, September 30). Denver wants to fix a legacy of environmental racism. The New York Times. 2020.
- Upton, J, & Diaz, C. (2020, September 4). NYC’s trees: A natural defense against heat, but not equally shared. NPR’s Science Friday. 2020.
- Plumer, B. & Popovich, N. (2020, August 24). How decades of racist housing policy left neighborhoods sweltering. The New York Times. 2020.
- Urban Institute (2019, December 18). When do new parks drive gentrification? Housing Matters: An Urban Institute Initiative. 2019.
- Bliss, L. (2019, September 11). Must fancy city parks displace their neighbors? CityLab. 2019.
- Florida, R. (2019, October 10). Why greenway parks cause greater gentrification. CityLab. 2019.
- Burton, K. (2019, April 1). How to predict gentrification. A socioecological model is predicting the areas of major US cities that are most likely to be affected by gentrification. Geographical Magazine. 2019.