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Meet Our Grad Students and Recent Alumni

Current Graduate Students

Recent PhDs

Megan Heckert
Dissertation Title: “The Economic, Environmental, and Social Justice Impacts of Greening Vacant Lots: An Integrated Spatial Assessment of Urban Revitalization and Sustainability Outcomes.”

Suzanne Dayanim
Dissertation Title: “Examining the Influence of Community Institutions on Inner Ring Suburban Resilience : A study in Southeastern Pennsylvania.”

Mahbubur Meenar 
Dissertation Title:  “Food Justice in Post-Industrial Cities- The Role of Non-Profit Organizations and Their Use of the Internet and Digital Technologies”

Yonghua Zou
Dissertation Title:  “The spatial distribution of subprime/higher-priced mortgages and its relationship with housing price variations within the Philadelphia metropolitan area: global model vs. local model”

Alan Wiig
Dissertation Title:  “After the Smart City: Global Ambitions and Urban Policymaking in Philadelphia”

Liv Raddatz
Dissertation Title:  “Between Continuity and Change: Exploring Polish Migrants’ Experiences in the Labor Market of Berlin, Germany”

Michael Schwebel
Dissertation Title:  “Climate Change Adaptation and Policy in Pacific Small
Island States: Safe Havens or Adrift at Sea?”