Land Use Change

Is Urbanization Good for the Climate? A Cross-County Analysis of Impervious Surface, Affluence, and the Carbon Intensity of Well-Being

We explore how the relationship between the intensity of urban development and the environmental intensity of social activity hinges upon the composition of the various dimensions of urban change (e.g., the extent and concentration of the built environment, the size and density of resident populations, and the availability of social resources).

Designing spatiotemporal multifunctional landscapes to support dynamic wildlife conservation

We use migratory birds as a working example to present a dynamic conservation opportunity and related challenges.

How do slums change the relationship between urbanization and the carbon intensity of well-being?

While urbanization is associated with increases in CIWB, the relationship between urban development and CIWB is vastly different in developed nations without slums than in under-developed nations with slums.

The Environmental Consequences of Rural and Urban Population Change- An Exploratory Spatial Panel Study of Forest Cover in the Southern United States, 2001–2006

In areas of the southern United States, rural growth was associated with afforestation, not deforestation. We speculate on how this unusual finding contributes to the debate between ecological modernization and urban political economy.