Leni Schwendinger

Owner/Principal · Leni Schwendinger Light Projects, NightSeeing™

"Fun, moving, exciting! Is how I would describe Leni's Talk and LightWalk."

Urban Nights Lighting Nighttime Environment Cities Design

David Feldman

Professor of Urban Planning & Public Policy and Political Science, Director of Water UCI · UC Irvine

David Feldman specializes in water resources management and policy, global climate change policy, ethics and environmental decisions.

Drought Sustainable Development Ethics and Environmental Decisions Water Resources Management Global climate change policy

Gerald Gamm

Professor of Political Science and History · University of Rochester

Gamm is an expert in U.S and urban politics

Congress State Politics U.S. Politics Urban Politics State Legislatures

Tiffany Muller Myrdahl

Urbanist and Feminist Geographer · Simon Fraser University

Specializes in equity and inclusion. Uses policy analysis and collaborative research with women and LGBTQ people to examine urban change.

Geographies of social difference (with an emphasis on gender and sexuality) Municipal Social Inclusion Policy Qualitative and Mixed Method Research Oral history methods for research and policymaking

Siddharth Chandra

Professor and Director · Michigan State University

An expert on: Asia; demography; drug policy, trafficking, and use; economics; epidemiology; India; Indonesia; influenza; health; history.

Influenza India Economics Demography Asia

Xuefei Ren

Associate Professor · Michigan State University

An expert in the politics of urban development, globalization, social change, art and cultural industries

International architecture China Urban Development

Mirya Holman

Associate Professor · Tulane University

Mirya Holman is an expert on women and politics, local politics, research methods and environmental politics.

Local Politics Political Behavior American Politics Political Science Women and Politics

Norman Garrick, Ph.D.

Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department · University of Connecticut

Professor with a focus on civil engineering, transportation behaviors, parking, public transit, and bicycle lanes.

Shared Spaces Transit Planning Urban Planning Civil Engineering Urban Street Networks

Nigel Wallis

Research Vice President, IoT & Industries · International Data Corporation (IDC)

IDC Canada's Research Vice President for Internet of Things and Industries

Internet of Things Vertical Markets Software Markets Economic Analysis

Gil P. Klein

Associate Professor of Theological Studies · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Rabbinic Judaism Architectural History Talmud and Midrash Sacred Space Roman Cities

T. William Lester, Ph.D.

Research Professor, Department of City and Regional Planning, College of Arts and Sciences · UNC-Chapel Hill

Lester is an expert on the impact of minimum wage and living wage policies on urban economic development.

Economic Development Labor Market Institutions Living Wage Policies Minimum Wage Policies Labor Economics

William Hatcher, PhD, MPA

Chair of the Department of Social Sciences · Augusta University

Dr. William Hatcher focuses on public administration and social, economic and political institutions in local communities.

Public Administration Public Policy Community and Economic Development Health Policy Public Budgeting and Finance

Joe T. Darden

Professor · Michigan State University

An expert on urban residential segregation, fair housing issues and neighborhood racial/socioeconomic inequality.

Socioeconomic Inequality Racial Inequality Urban Affairs Ferguson Racial Protests

Professor Marina Novelli

Professor of Tourism and International Development · University of Brighton

She is committed to generating new knowledge on ways in which tourism can play a key role in sustainable development.

Travel Policy Tourism in Africa International Tourism Sustainable Tourism International Development

Jason James

Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology · University of Mary Washington

Jason James' research comes out of a fascination and dismay at the power of collective identities with nations, ethnic groups, and "races."

Anthropology Sociology German Studies Nationalism Tourism

Eric Corey Freed

Founding Principal · OrganicARCHITECT

Green architect, author and visionary

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) ESG Investment Strategies Green Buildings Green Architect Carbon

Georgeen Theodore

Director, Master of Infrastructure Planning Program · New Jersey Institute of Technology

Professor Theodore focuses on the relationship between strategic planning and local development

Equitable Economic Development Participatory & Dialogic Processes Regional Development Sustainable Building Design Strategic Planning

Lori Wilkinson

Professor of Sociology · University of Manitoba

Professor of Sociology, specializing in immigration and refugee studies and survey methods

Research Methods Race and Ethnic Relations Settlement Integration Youth and School-To-Work Transitions

Zachary Neal

Associate Professor · Michigan State University

Zachary Neal is an expert in cities & neighborhoods, political & transportation networks, and measurement & analysis of social networks.

Public schools Social Networks Transportation Networks Networks Cities

Alexandros Tsamis

Assistant Professor, School of Architecture; Graduate Program Director; Associate Director, Center for Architecture, Science, and Ecology (CASE) · Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Architect focused on composite materials, building energy systems and advanced manufacturing technologies for the built environment.

Manufacturing Technologies for the Built Environment Tectonics Composite Materials Ecology Material and Energy-based Computational Design