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.

Emmanouil Anagnostou (Environmental Engineering)

Oksan Bayulgen (Political Science)


Nefeli Bompoti (Civil and Environmental Engineering)


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

Maria Chrysochoou (Civil and Environmental Engineering)


Norman Garrick (Civil and Environmental Engineering), Professor Emeritus

Suining He (Computer Science and Engineering)

John Ivan (Civil and Environmental Engineering)

Prakash Kashwan (Political Science)

Christine Kirchoff (Civil and Environmental Engineering)

Nicholas Lownes (Civil and Environmental Engineering)

Patrick McKee (Office of Sustainability)

Lyle Scruggs (Political Science)

Guiling Wang (Civil and Environmental Engineering)

Jin Zhu (Civil and Environmental Engineering)

Alexandra Paxton (Psychological Sciences)


Talbot Andrews (Political Science)



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