Student supervision

PhD dissertation committees (Chair)

  1. Siegmund Langegger, “Public Space in a Neighborhood that Changes: Property Regimes, Sociability Regimes, and Publicness” (completed April 2012).
  2. Robert Wonnett, “A Place Apart: The Judicial Interpretation of Campus Space as Public Forum” (completed October 2010).
  3. Enessa Janes, “Collaborative Planning and Capacity Building: Evaluating Local Hazard Mitigation Planning in the San Francisco Bay Area” (in progress).
  4. Rebecca Colbert, “The Impact of Complete Streets Policies on the Independent Mobility of Children in the US” (in progress).


PhD dissertation committees (Member)

  1. Claudia Folska, “In Blind Sight: Wayfinding in the Absence of Vision” (completed April 2012).
  2. Kollawat Sakakhara, “Influences and Impacts of Large-format Discount Stores on Urban Land Use in Bangkok” (completed July 2011).
  3. Debra Flanders-Cushing, “Institutionalizing Participation for Diverse Populations of Youth:  A Study of Youth Master Plans and Youth Councils in the United States” (completed March 2011).
  4. Sandra Howard, “Implementing Spatial Equity in 21st Century Urban Redevelopment.” (completed May 2008).
  5. Darcy Varney, “The “Heart and Soul” of Planning: Place Attachment, Community Values and Planning Outcomes in Golden, Colorado” (in progress).
  6. Claudia Folska, “Beyond Boundaries” (in progress).
  7. Tizai Mauto, “Growing up informal: an exploration of young people’s access to urban public space for informal trading in Harare, Zimbabwe” (in progress).
  8. Mark Sullivan, “Grand Scheme: Fundamental Structure of Urban Intervention” (in progress).
  9. Dan Piatkowski, “Promoting non-motorized transportation: Can modest transportation interventions have measurable impacts on the use or perception of walking and cycling?” (in progress).


Master’s thesis committees

  1. Kathleen King, “Redesigning Detroit: Vacant land in a post-industrial city”, Department of Landscape Architecture, UC Denver, (completed May 2012).
  2. Rick Muriby, “The community speaks: The case for placemaking in transit-oriented development (TOD)”, Department of Planning and Design, UC Denver, (completed November 2007).


Independent study projects

  1. Eric Ross, “Environmental justice and access to parks in Portland, Oregon” (Fall 2011).
  2. J. Wheeler Weber, “Peer analysis of accredited MURP programs in the US” (Fall 2011).
  3. Eric Ross, “Land use policy for medical marijuana facilities: The case of Denver, Colorado” (Spring 2011).
  4. J. Wheeler Weber, “Land use policy for medical marijuana facilities: The case of Denver, Colorado” (Spring 2011).
  5. Zeljko Spric, “Analysis of bicycle commuting effects on greenhouse gas emissions in Denver” (Spring 2011).
  6. Chris Ryerson, “Living City Block planning/design analysis” (Spring 2011).
  7. Tugce Conger, “Living City Block planning/design analysis” (Spring 2011).
  8. Andrew Iltis, “Living City Block planning/design analysis” (Spring 2011).
  9. Annalisa McDaniel, “Living City Block planning/design analysis” (Spring 2011).
  10. Jennifer Muchow, “Living City Block planning/design analysis” (Spring 2011).
  11. Jessica Potter, “Living City Block planning/design analysis” (Spring 2011).
  12. Andrew Valdez, “Marginal Space in Metro Denver” (Spring 2011).
  13. Mitchell Gomez, “Urban planning at Burning Man” (Spring 2011).
  14. Michael Webber, “The Himalayan village of Sarmoli, India: Sustainable rural development based on cultural heritage” (Spring 2010).
  15. Tyler Greenfield, “Zoning code update: Process and prospects” (Fall 2008).
  16. Carrie Jackson, “Cordera vegetation mapping” (Fall 2008).
  17. Patrick Rawley, “Master planning in the developing world: Studies of social life in Rwanda” (Fall 2007).
  18. Kevin Keady, “Inner ring suburb urban design and redevelopment study” (Fall 2007).
  19. Dominic Weilminster, “Inner ring suburb urban design and redevelopment study” (Fall 2007).