Policy Primer: Sustainability in the Built Environment
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Paul HanleyDirector, Transportation Research Program, PPC Urban and Regional Planning Department of Economics University of Iowa
Paul Hanley is an associate professor holding joint appointments in the Public Policy Center, Graduate Program in Urban and Regional Planning and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Iowa. Paul is the Director of the Transportation Policy Research Group at the Public Policy Center, Director of the University of Iowa’s Transportation Graduate Studies Program, and Associate Director of the Mid-American Transportation Center. He has more than sixteen years of experience working with federal, state, regional and local transportation and planning agencies. For eight years, he was a transportation planner for a regional Metropolitan Planning Organization in East-central Illinois prior to joining the faculty. His expertise is in the study of the relationships between transportation investments, land use change, and transportation demand.
Aaron Strong is an Assistant Professor holding joint appointments with Urban and Regional Planning and with the Environmental Policy Program at the Public Policy Center. His broad interests lie in environmental economics, specifically: (a) how do municipalities price water and how do pricing and non-pricing policies interact at the individual household level; (b) understanding the interactions between ecosystems and the economy with a special interest in rangeland management and general equilibrium analyses; and (c) growth management of urban areas in particular how do policies from one municipality spill over to other areas. Within economics, he is interested in general equilibrium ecological-economic modeling and other jointly determined systems.
Lucie Laurian studies the effects of toxic sites on local populations and the participation of citizens in environmental planning decision-making processes. Some of her previous research, funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, focused on the effects of Superfund sites on the communities surrounding them. She now works on the evaluation of Community Advisory Boards as participatory mechanisms used for the cleanup of toxic sites.
Since 1998, she has been involved in a New Zealand-based research project on environmental planning processes. The project, titled "Planning Under a Cooperative Mandate," focuses on the implementation of local environmental plans with regard to water quality, urban design, and citizen participation in the planning process. Dr. Laurian is involved in research about the interactions between the planning and public health disciplines. She teaches a "Healthy Cities" class focused on environmental planning and health.