GeoDesign Education in the Netherlands
This research effort focuses on student learning outcomes from a two-week living-learning experience on geodesign challenges and solutions in the Netherlands as part of a study abroad experience developed in collaboration with educators at the Vrije University, Amsterdam. Student comprehension of critical and spatial thinking skills is assessed while engaged in both classroom and field settings.
Urban Vulnerability to Climate Change: A System Dynamics Analysis
The UVCC research project is an interdisciplinary collaboration examining the interplay between changing urban climates and the socio-ecological systems that amplify or mitigate heat-related hazards among different socio-economic and racial/ethnic groups. Lead investigator is Sharon Harlan, Professor in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change (SHESC) at Arizona State University. Research funding provided by National Science Foundation (NSF) under grant number GEO-0816168.
The Decision Center for a Desert City
Research efforts at DCDC develop fundamental knowledge about decision making under uncertainty vital for long-term planning in the arid metropolis of Phoenix, AZ. Lead investigator is David White, Associate Professor in the School of Community Resources and Development at Arizona State University. Research funding provided by National Science Foundation (NSF) under grant number SES-0951366.