Past Lectures (Archive)

2015-2016 URPL Lecture Series

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 pmRon Hustedde, University of Kentucky Extension Specialist. "Building Entrepreneurial Leaders for Wisconsin's Communities".

 

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

 

Thursday, February 23 - 3:00-4:00 pmRon 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 pmDr. 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 noonThomas Dunbar, FASLA - Executive Director, Center for Resilient Cities; Presentation title: "Imagining the New: Applied Resilience Planning".

 

April 28, 12:00 noonBrian 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 noonHarvey 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 noonPery 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 noonRandy 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 pmStephen 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 pmKnut 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 pmAslıgül 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 pmSusan 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, 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 - 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