Lecture Series Archive

Spring 2018 Lectures- Department of Planning & Landscape Architecture

Friday, March 23, 2018, 12:00p.m.-1:15p.m., Segregating New Orleans: Race, Education, and the Making of a Modern American City. Assistant Professor in Educational Policy Studies, Walter Stern. 

Friday, February 23, 2018, 12:00p.m.-1:15p.m., Effectiveness of Colorado Community Wildfire Protection Plans: A Plan Quality Review. Faculty Associate Travis Flohr. [Read the Paper]

Friday, January 26, 2018, 12:00p.m.-1:15p.m., Using GIS and Advanced Source Tracking to Determine Groundwater Risks Associated with Unsewered Exurban Development. PhD Student, Bradley Vowels. [Read the Paper]

Fall 2017 Lectures- Department of Planning & Landscape Architecture

Friday, October 27, 2017, 12:00 p.m.-1:15 p.m., Community Design as if Young People's Health Mattered. Associate Professor Samuel F. Dennis Jr. 

Friday, December 8, 2017, 12:00pm-1:15pm., Tax Incentives for Conservation Easements and Their Effects. Asst. Professor, Agr. & Appl. Econ., Dominic Parker. [Read the Paper]

Spring 2017 Lectures – Joint with Urban and Regional Planning & Landscape Architecture (3)

Each date features two presentations, one from URPL and one from LA.

Thursday, February 23, 2017, 12:20 - 1:35pm:
1: Conceptualizing Environmental Determinants of Active Travel in Rural Towns, Kristín Thorleifsdottir, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Department of Design Studies, School of Human Ecology, UW-Madison
2: Moving Place Mainstream in Clinical Interventions, Jeffrey S. Sledge, PhD, Director, Health and Built Environment Lab, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, UW-Madison

Friday, March 31: Janet Silbernagel (LA) and Revel Sims (URPL) – 12:00 - 1:15pm

Friday, April 28: Sam Dennis (LA) and Yunji Kim (URPL) – 12:00 - 1:15pm

Spring 2016 URPL Faculty Lecture Series (4)

Friday, January 22, 2016. Prof. Harvey M. Jacobs, URPL and Nelson Institute, 20th Century Land Regulation Viewed Through A Disaster Lens [Read the Paper]

Friday, February 26, 2016. Dr. Sumudu Atapattu, Coordinator, UW-Madison Human Rights Program, Climate Change, Human Rights And Cop (Paris) 2015: One Step Forward, Two Steps Backwards?

Friday, April 8, 2016.* Prof. Stephen Malpezzi, UW School Of Business, URPL Affiliate, People And Place In Housing Markets And Policy

Friday, April 29, 2016. Dr. Angela Allen, Faculty, University Of Wisconsin-Extension, Change And Community: Adventures In Practice

2015–2016 URPL Faculty Lecture Series (2)

Friday, October 23, 2015, 12 - 1:30 p.m. CRFS->IUAN: Alphabet Soup of Food Systems in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Prof. Stephen J. Ventura, Soil Science and Nelson Institute and URPL Affiliate Faculty, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Friday, November 20, 2015, 12 - 1:30 p.m. Educating the Post-War Builder: College Programs for Aspiring Merchant Builders in the U.S., 1945-1965. Prof. Anna Andrzejewski, Art History and URPL Affiliate Faculty, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

2014–2015 URPL Faculty Lecture Series (7)

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.

Friday, February 6, 2015, 12 - 1:30 p.m. Some Modern Day Musing on the Police Power. Professor Brian Ohm, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Wisconsin-Madison. [Read the Paper]

Friday, March 6, 2015, 12 - 1:30 p.m. More Than Gentrification: Eviction and Displacement in Los Angeles. Dr. Revel Sims, Honorary Fellow, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Wisconsin-Madison. [Read the Paper]

Friday, April 10, 2015, 12 - 1:30 p.m. Child Support Receipt, Mobility and Housing Quality. Associate Professor Marah Curtis, School of Social Work, University of Wisconsin-Madison. [Read the Paper]

Friday, May 1, 2015, 12 - 1:30 p.m. Mapping a Decade of Change: Urban expansion in East Asia, 2000-2010. Assistant Professor Annemarie Schneider, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Published papers on this research are available to view here: A new urban landscape in East-Southeast Asia, 2000-2010.  Environmental Research Letters (2015) volume 10, 034002 (Schneider et al.) ; Detecting change in urban areas at continental scales with MODIS data.  Remote Sensing of Environment (2015) volume 158, 331-347 (Mertes et al.).

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 
Assoc. Prof. Kurt Paulsen, Dept. of Urban & Regional Planning, University of Wisconsin-Madison. [Read the Paper]

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 herehere, 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, PhD - Professor of Urban and Regional Planning; Presentation title: "All Sound, No Fury: Assessing the Impacts of State-based Kelo Laws on Planning Practice" Manuscript can be found here.

February 24, 12:00 noon; Pery Francisco Assis Shikida, PhD - 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, PhD - 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, PhD - Professor of Urban and Regional Planning. Presentation title: “U.S. Metropolitan Spatial Expansion, 1980-2000”.

December 1, 12:30 pm; Stephen Malpezzi, PhD - 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, PhD - 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, PhD - 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, PhD - 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, Dept. of Urban & Regional Planning, University of Wisconsin-Madison View Paper

Wednesday, March 11 - On Public Markets: Their Social and Economic Implications 
Assistant Professor Alfonso Morales, Dept. of Urban & Regional Planning, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Thursday, November 13 - Research Opportunities in Sea Grant’s Sustainable Coastal Development Focus Area 
Associate Scientist David A. Hart, Dept. of Urban & Regional Planning, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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, Dept. of Urban & Regional Planning, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Monday, April 14; Noon - 1:30 p.m. 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, Dept. of Urban & Regional Planning, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Thursday, March 6 - The Effects of Land Development on Municipal Finance: Theory and Empirics 
Assistant Professor Kurt Paulsen, Dept. of Urban & Regional Planning, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Thursday, February 7 - Is Micro-Credit the Magic Bullet for Low-Income Households? Some Evidence from Malawi 
Senior Scientist Susana Lastarria-Cornhiel, Dept. of Urban & Regional Planning, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Tuesday, December 11 - Context-sensitive planning and design for livable and sustainable communities 
Professor James A. LaGro, Jr. , Dept. of Urban & Regional Planning, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Tuesday, November 13 - Tourism and its Distributional Impacts: A Ladder Into the Middle Class? 
Professor Dave Marcouiller, Dept. of Urban & Regional Planning, University of Wisconsin-Madison