Community Planning, Resilience, and Justice for a Changing Environment

This cluster focuses on creating equitable and sustainable cities by developing both engineering and institutional infrastructure that: 

  • “Prevent harm” to all populations in the planning and design process. This requires: (i) having a right level of awareness of the problems that exist within each of these communities and their subgroups and (ii) ensuring that everyone has the right to access opportunities.  
  • “Provides remedy masures when problems occur,” which implies proactive actions such as disaster mitigation measures and methods that consider the complexity of human-environment systems. Once common issues are defined, good practices and case studies can be defined to recover communities at a faster pace. 

Embrace just access to technology for everyone. This includes Appropriate technology and Context Sensitive designs.

Publications

Emmanouil Anagnostou (Environmental Engineering)

https://cee.engr.uconn.edu/people/anagnostou-emmanouil-n

Oksan Bayulgen (Political Science)

https://polisci.uconn.edu/person/oksan-bayulgen/

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Nefeli Bompoti (Civil and Environmental Engineering)

https://cee.engr.uconn.edu/people/bompoti-nefeli

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Davis Chacon-Hurtado (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Human Rights Institute)

https://humanrights.uconn.edu/person/davis-chacon-hurtado/

Maria Chrysochoou (Civil and Environmental Engineering)

https://cee.engr.uconn.edu/people/chrysochoou-maria

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Norman Garrick (Civil and Environmental Engineering)

https://cee.engr.uconn.edu/people/garrick-norman-w

Suining He (Computer Science and Engineering)

https://hesuining.weebly.com

John Ivan (Civil and Environmental Engineering)

https://cee.engr.uconn.edu/people/ivan-john-n

Prakash Kashwan (Political Science)

https://prakash-kashwan.uconn.edu/

Christine Kirchoff (Civil and Environmental Engineering)

https://cee.engr.uconn.edu/people/kirchhoff-christine-j

Nicholas Lownes (Civil and Environmental Engineering)

https://cee.engr.uconn.edu/people/lownes-nicholas

Patrick McKee (Office of Sustainability)

https://sustainability.uconn.edu/person/patrick-mckee/

Lyle Scruggs (Political Science)

https://polisci.uconn.edu/person/lyle-scruggs/

Guiling Wang (Civil and Environmental Engineering)

https://hydroclimatology.uconn.edu/

Jin Zhu (Civil and Environmental Engineering)

https://cee.engr.uconn.edu/people/zhu-jin

Publications

Almashaqbeh, G., & Solomon, R. (2021). SoK: Privacy-Preserving Computing in the Blockchain Era (No. 727). http://eprint.iacr.org/2021/727

Almashaqbeh, G., Benhamouda, F., Han, S., Jaroslawicz, D., Malkin, T., Nicita, A., Rabin, T., Shah, A., & Tromer, E. (2021). Gage MPC: Bypassing Residual Function Leakage for Non-Interactive MPC. Proceedings on Privacy Enhancing Technologies, 2021(4), 528–548. https://doi.org/10.2478/popets-2021-0083

Azage, M., A. Kumie, A. Worku, A.C. Bagtzoglou, and E.N. Anagnostou. (2017). Effect of Climatic Variability on Childhood Diarrhea and its High Risk Periods in Northwestern Parts of Ethiopia, PLOS ONE, 12(10): DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0186933.

He, S., & Shin, K. G. (2020). Dynamic Flow Distribution Prediction for Urban Dockless E-Scooter Sharing Reconfiguration. Proceedings of The Web Conference 2020, Association for Computing Machinery, 133–143. https://doi.org/10.1145/3366423.3380101

He, S., & Shin, K. G. (2020). Towards Fine-grained Flow Forecasting: A Graph Attention Approach for Bike Sharing Systems. Proceedings of The Web Conference 2020, Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/3366423.3380097

Hossain, F., J. Hill, and A.C. Bagtzoglou. (2009). Zonal Management of Arsenic Contaminated Ground Water in Northwestern Bangladesh, Journal of Environmental Management, 90(12): 3721-3729.

Ivan, T. Jonsson and A. Borsos. (2012). Motor Vehicle Speeds: Recommendations for Urban Sustainability. Transportation Research Record, 2301:1-8; 2012.

Kirchhoff CJ, Dilling L. (2016). The role of U.S. states in facilitating effective water governance under stress and change, Water Resources Research, 52(4), 2951-2964.

Lawrence, R. Townsend, J. Ivan, N. Ravishanker, (2017). The Rhetorical Process of Justification in Pedestrian Safety Deliberations. Eastern Communication Association Convention.

Mamun, F. Caraballo, J. Ivan, N. Ravishanker, R. Townsend, Y. Zhang. (2018). Identifying Association Between Pedestrian Safety Interventions and Street Crossing Behavior Considering Demographics and Traffic Context. Journal of Transportation Safety and Security, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19439962.2018.1490369.

Mellor, J.E., Levy, K., Zimmerman, J., Elliott, M., Bartram, J., Carlton, E., Clasen, T., Dillingham, R., Eisenberg, J., Guerrant, R. and Lantagne, D. (2016). Planning for climate change: The need for mechanistic systems-based approaches to study climate change impacts on diarrheal diseases. Science of the Total Environment, 548, pp.82-90.

Motaqy, Z., Almashaqbeh, G., Bahrak, B., & Yazdani, N. (2021). Bet and Attack: Incentive Compatible Collaborative Attacks Using Smart Contracts. In B. Bošanský, C. Gonzalez, S. Rass, & A. Sinha (Eds.), Decision and Game Theory for Security (Vol. 13061, pp. 293–313). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-90370-1_16

Musayev, S., Burgess, E., & Mellor, J. (2018). A global performance assessment of rainwater harvesting under climate change. Resources Conservation and Recycling,132(1), 62-70.

Palombo, C.A., Buchanan, M., Scruggs, L (2021).Tilting at Windmills? Electoral Repercussions of Wind Turbine Projects in Minnesota, Energy Policy 159 112636

Solomon, R., & Almashaqbeh, G. (2021). smartFHE: Privacy-Preserving Smart Contracts from Fully Homomorphic Encryption (No. 133). https://eprint.iacr.org/2021/133

Xi Yang, Suining He,, & Huiqun Huang (2020). “Station Correlation Attention Learning for Data-driven Bike Sharing System Usage Prediction. 2020 IEEE 17TH Conference on Mobile Hoc & Sensor Systems (MASS). https://uconnuclab.github.io/publications/2020/Conference/yang-mass-2020.pdf

Xue, Z., M. Gebremichael, M.L. Weldu, R. Ahmad, and A.C. Bagtzoglou. (2011). Impact of Temperature and Precipitation on Propagation of Intestinal Schistosomiasis in an Irrigated Region in Ethiopia: Suitability of Satellite Datasets, Tropical Medicine and International Health, 16(9): 1104-1111.

Zhang, S. Mamun, J. Ivan, N. Ravishanker, K. Haque. (2015).“Safety Effects of Exclusive and Concurrent Signal Phasing for Pedestrian Crossing. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 83:26-36.