ALESSANDRO RIGOLON portrait
  • Assistant Professor, City & Metropolitan Planning
801-581-8255

Presentations

  • Rigolon, A., Rogers, B., & Kokroko, K. (2021). Parks as catalysts for inclusive economic and community development. City Parks Alliance. Washington, DC. https://cityparksalliance.org/events/webinars/. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/01/2021.
  • Rigolon, A. (2021). Green gentrification: Understanding the phenomenon and exploring remedies. Research Administration Building Lunch and Learn, Office of Research Integrity & Compliance, The University of Utah. Salt Lake City, UT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/01/2021.
  • Rigolon, A. (2021). Green gentrification: What is it, when it happens, and what can we do about it? Auburn University Student Planning Association. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/01/2021.
  • Aboelata, M. J., Yañez, E., Rigolon, A., Garcia, N. E., Romero, F., Humphrey, N., & Padilla, V. (2020). Park equity policy and advocacy webinar. University of California Los Angeles and Prevention Institute. Los Angeles, CA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 12/10/2020.
    https://www.preventioninstitute.org/event/park-equ...
  • Rigolon, A. & Christensen, J. (2020). Greening without gentrification: Learning from parks-related anti-displacement strategies. King County Livability Summit. Seattle, WA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/29/2020.
  • Rigolon, A. & Christensen, J. (2020). Greening without gentrification: Learning from parks-related anti-displacement strategies nationwide. Georgia Bike Summit. Macon, GA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/18/2020.
    https://georgiabikes.org/events/georgia-bike-summi...
  • Saltzman, H., Rigolon, A., & Walker, J. (2020). The pandemic and the climate crisis: Innovating solutions. Utah Valley Earth Forum. Provo, UT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 07/22/2020.
    https://www.facebook.com/events/290858448959994/
  • Rigolon, A. & Christensen, J. (2020). Greening without gentrification: What can you do? California Coastal Conservancy Webinar. Oakland, CA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/25/2020.
    https://scc.ca.gov/2020/02/11/webinar-gentrificati...
  • Rigolon, A. (2020). Greenways, race, and gentrification. Invited participation to panel led by Paul Draus, University of Michigan at Dearborn. North Central Sociological Association 2020 (Virtual). Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/21/2020.
  • Rigolon, A. (2019). Can we green cities without displacing their most vulnerable residents? The “when,” “why,” and “how” of environmental gentrification. Sustaining Communities: Exploring the intersections of gentrification, green infrastructure, and anti-displacement strategies. University of Washington. Seattle, WA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/26/2019.
  • Rigolon, A. & Németh (2019). Is green gentrification white gentrification? Environmental investments and neighborhood change in 10 U.S. cities. Association of European Schools of Planning Annual Congress. Venezia, Italy. Conference Paper, Presented, 07/09/2019.
  • Rigolon, A., Matsuoka, M., & Linares, J. C. (2019). Between park equity and green gentrification: Lessons from Chicago. Keynote lunch session, 2019 Park Equity Summit. Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust. Los Angeles, CA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/04/2019.
  • Hadavi, S., Stewart, W., Rigolon, A., & Gobster, P. (2019). Crime in residential blocks: Does greening vacant lots matter? 2019 Environmental Design Research Association Conference. Brooklyn, NY. Conference Paper, Presented, 05/23/2019.
  • Rigolon, A. (2019). The conundrum of environmental gentrification: Greening cities for whom? RE-AMP Lunch & Learn Network Webinar. Madison, WI. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/22/2019.
  • Rigolon, A., Gibson, S., Loukaitou-Sideris, A., & Mukhija, V. (2019). Achieving justice for parks: The role of nonprofits in California. 2019 Urban Affairs Association Conference. Los Angeles, CA. Conference Paper, Presented, 04/25/2019.
  • Olwert, C., Rigolon, A., & Toker, Z. (2019). Resilience planning at the neighborhood scale: Influence of land use patterns. 2019 Urban Affairs Association Conference. Los Angeles, CA. Conference Paper, Presented, 04/25/2019.
  • Reibel, M., Rocha, A., & Rigolon, A. (2019). Modeling green space equity and investment in Los Angeles neighborhoods. 2019 American Association of Geographer Annual Meeting. Washington, DC. Conference Paper, Presented, 04/04/2019.
  • Hadavi, S., Stewart, W., Rigolon, A., & Gobster, P. (2019). Greening vacant lots, visual quality and the issue of crime in urban residential areas: A longitudinal study. 2019 Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture Conference. Davis, CA. Conference Paper, Presented, 03/06/2019.
  • Lee, D. & Rigolon, A. (2019). Are accessible playgrounds equitably distributed? Findings from New York City. The Academy of Leisure Sciences' Annual Conference, 2019. Greenville, SC. Conference Paper, Presented, 02/27/2019.

Languages

  • French, functional.
  • Italian, fluent.
  • Spanish, functional.

Publications

  • Slabaugh, D., Németh, J., & Rigolon, A. (2021, in press). Open streets for whom? Toward a just livability revolution. Journal of the American Planning Association. https://doi.org/10.1080/01944363.2021.1955735. Published, 10/01/2021.
    https://doi.org/10.1080/01944363.2021.1955735
  • Harris, B., Rigolon, A., & Fernandez, M. (2021, in press). Hiking during the COVID-19 pandemic: Demographic and visitor group factors associated with public health compliance. Journal of Leisure Research. https://doi.org/10.1080/00222216.2021.1916797. Published, 07/01/2021.
    https://doi.org/10.1080/00222216.2021.1916797
  • Rigolon, A., Banerjee, D., Gobster, P. H., Hadavi, S., & Stewart, W. P. (2021). Transferring vacant lots to private ownership improves care and empowers residents: Evidence from Chicago. Journal of the American Planning Association, 87(4), 570-584. https://doi.org/10.1080/01944363.2021.1891126. Published, 06/01/2021.
    https://doi.org/10.1080/01944363.2021.1891126
  • Curtis, D. S., Rigolon, A., Schmalz, D. L., & Brown, B. B. (2021, in press). Policy and environmental predictors of park visits during the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic: Getting out while staying in. Environment & Behavior. https://doi.org/10.1177/00139165211031199. Published, 06/01/2021.
    https://doi.org/10.1177/00139165211031199
  • Yañez, E., Aboelata, M. J., Rigolon, A., & Bennett, R. (2021). Changing the landscape: People, parks, and power. Prevention Institute. https://preventioninstitute.org/publications/changing-landscape-people-parks-and-power. Published, 06/01/2021.
    https://preventioninstitute.org/publications/chang...
  • Hadavi, S., Rigolon, A., Gobster, P. H., & Stewart, W. P. (2021). Resident-led vacant lot greening and crime: Do ownership and visual condition-care matter? Landscape and Urban Planning, 211, 104096. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landurbplan.2021.104096. Published, 05/01/2021.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landurbplan.2021.104096
  • ark, K., Rigolon, A., Choi, D., Lyons, T., & Brewer, S. (2021). Transit to parks: An environmental justice study of transit access to large parks in the U.S. West. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 60, 127055. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ufug.2021.127055. Published, 05/01/2021.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ufug.2021.127055
  • Reibel, M., Rigolon, A., & Rocha, A. (2021, in press). Follow the money: Do gentrifying and at-risk neighborhoods attract more park spending? Journal of Urban Affairs. https://doi.org/10.1080/07352166.2021.1886857. Published, 04/01/2021.
    https://doi.org/10.1080/07352166.2021.1886857
  • Rigolon, A., Browning, M. H. E. M., McAnirlin, O., & Yoon, H. (2021). Green space and health equity: A systematic review on the potential of green space to reduce health disparities. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(5), 2563. https://doi.org/https://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18052563. Published, 03/01/2021.
    https://doi.org/https://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph1...
  • Osborne Jelks, N., Jennings, V., & Rigolon, A. (2021). Green gentrification and health: A scoping review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(3), 907. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18030907. Published, 03/01/2021.
    https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18030907
  • Rigolon, A., & Gibson, S. (2021). The role of non-governmental organizations in achieving environmental justice for green and blue spaces. Landscape and Urban Planning, 205, 103970.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landurbplan.2020.103970. Published, 02/01/2021.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landurbplan.2020.103970
  • Browning, M. H. E. M., Larson, L. R., Sharaievska, I., Rigolon, A., McAnirlin, O., Mullenbach, L., Cloutier, S., Vu, T. M., Thomsen, J., Reigner, N., Metcalf, E. C., D’Antonio, A., Helbich, M., Bratman, G. N., Alvarez, H. O. (2021). Psychological impacts from COVID-19 among university students: Risk factors across seven states in the United States. PLOS ONE, 16(1), e0245327. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0245327. Published, 02/01/2021.
    https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0245327
  • Harris B., Rigolon A. & Fernandez M. (2020). “To them, we're just kids from the hood”: Citizen-based policing of youth of color, “white space,” and environmental gentrification. Vol. 107. Cities. Published, 12/01/2020.
    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/...
  • Rigolon A., Stewart W.P. & Gobster P.H. (2020). What predicts the demand and sale of vacant public properties? Urban greening and gentrification in Chicago. Vol. 107. Cities. Published, 12/01/2020.
    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/...
  • Choi D.A., Park K. & Rigolon A. (2020). From XS to XL urban nature: Examining access to different types of green space using a 'just sustainabilities' framework. Vol. 12. Sustainability (Switzerland). Published, 09/01/2020.
    https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/12/17/6998
  • Gobster, Paul, Rigolon, Alessandro, Hadavi, Sara & Stewart, William (2020). The condition-care scale: A practical approach to monitoring progress in vacant lot stewardship programs. Landscape and Urban Planning. Vol. 203, 103885. Published, 06/2020.
    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/...
  • Labib SM, Shuvo Faysal K, Browning Matthew HEM & Rigolon Alessandro (2020). Noncommunicable Diseases, Park Prescriptions, and Urban Green Space Use Patterns in a Global South Context: The Case of Dhaka, Bangladesh. International journal of environmental research and public health. Vol. 17, 3900. Published, 06/01/2020.
    https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/17/11/3900
  • Gobster, Paul, Rigolon, Alessandro, Hadavi, Sara & Stewart, William (2020). Beyond proximity: Extending the “greening hypothesis” in the context of vacant lot stewardship. Landscape and Urban Planning. Vol. 197, 103773. Published, 03/2020.
    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/...
  • Gobster, Paul, Hadavi, Sara, Rigolon, Alessandro & Stewart, William (2020). Measuring landscape change, lot by lot: Greening activity in response to a vacant land reuse program. Landscape and Urban Planning. Vol. 196, 103729. Published, 01/2020.
    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/...
  • Christensen, Jon, Rigolon, Alessandro, Aleman-Zometa, Jenny & Robins, Spencer (2019). California State Parks: A valuable resource for youth health. UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability. Published, 11/01/2019.
    https://www.ioes.ucla.edu/project/youthoutdoors
  • Rigolon, Alessandro, Keith, Samuel, Harris, Brandon, Mullenbach, Lauren, Larson, Lincoln & Rushing, Jaclyn (2019). More than “Just Green Enough”: Helping park professionals achieve equitable greening and limit environmental gentrification. Journal of Park and Recreation Administration. Published, 11/01/2019.
    https://js.sagamorepub.com/jpra/article/view/9654
  • Rigolon, Alessandro, Fernandez, Mariela, Harris, Brandon & Stewart, William (2019). An ecological model of environmental justice for recreation. Leisure Sciences. Published, 09/03/2019.
    https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/014904...
  • Rigolon, Alessandro & Christensen, Jon (2019). Greening without Gentrification: Learning from Parks-Related Anti-Displacement Strategies Nationwide. UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability. Published, 08/25/2019.
    https://www.ioes.ucla.edu/project/prads/
  • Rigolon, Alessandro & Nemeth, Jeremy (2019). Green gentrification or ‘just green enough’: Do park location, size and function affect whether a place gentrifies or not?. Urban Studies. Vol. 57, 402–420. Published, 07/04/2019.
    https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/004209801...
  • Browning, Matthew & Rigolon, Alessandro (2019). Could nature help children rise out of poverty? Green space and future earnings from a cohort in ten U.S. cities. Environmental Research. Vol. 176, 108449. Published, 05/09/2019.
    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/...
  • Jennings, Viniece, Browning, Matthew & Rigolon, Alessandro (2019). Urban green spaces - Public health and sustainability in the United States. Springer. Published, 04/01/2019.
    https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030104689
  • Stewart, William, Gobster, Paul, Rigolon, Alessandro, Strauser, John, Williams, Douglas & van Riper, Carena (2019). Resident-led beautification of vacant lots that connects place to community. Landscape and Urban Planning. Vol. 185, 200-209. Published, 02/18/2019.
    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/...
  • Browning, Matthew & Rigolon, Alessandro (2019). School Green Space and Its Impact on Academic Performance: A Systematic Literature Review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. Vol. 16, 429. Published, 02/01/2019.
    https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/16/3/429
  • Rigolon, Alessandro & Nemeth, Jeremy (2019). Toward a socio-ecological model of gentrification: How people, place, and policy shape neighborhood change. Journal of Urban Affairs. Vol. 41, 887-909. Published, 01/16/2019.
    https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/073521...