Mission:  The Spatial Justice Studio (SJS) seeks to establish and sustain interinstitutional, interdisciplinary, and inter-sectoral programs that bring faculty, students and the community together across disciplines into diverse experiences to develop meaningful solutions to issues related to spatial (in)justice.  The SJS will explore alternative possibilities for urban areas and ways of achieving more equitable urban futures through active research agendas, engaged teaching practices and community based participatory research which will lead to the creation/regeneration of equitable, functional and sustainable communities for all.

Research Topics:

Uneven distribution of resources,

just sustainability,

spatial planning,

gated communities,

gentrification,

urban resiliency,

climate change,

urban heat islands,

environmental justice,

smart cities,

food deserts,

education,

local government boundary change,

gerrymandering,

electoral redistricting

access to healthcare,

transportation,

spatial mismatch

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