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Past Dissertations


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

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

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

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.”


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.”

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


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.”

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