PhD Recent Publications

Below are recent publications from the PhD in Urban and Regional Planning and Design Program's faculty, alumni and students.



Donahue, A., Simon, M., Brown, M. (2023). "Visual Mixed Messaging: The Role of Signage in Public and Private Governance of New York City Interior Privately Owned Public Spaces". Interdisciplinary Journal of Signage and Wayfinding, 7 (1). DOI: 10.15763/issn.2470-9670.2023.v7.i1.a135

Jones, A., Alves, P., Drakeford, B., Hendricks, M. (2024). "Slow violence to disasters: Exploring racialized topographies and contextualizing social vulnerability to flood and other environmental risks." International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 105. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijdrr.2024.104409.

Peng, Q., Knaap, G., Finio, N. (2023). "Do Multifamily unit Rents Increase in Response to Light Rail in the Pre-service Period?". International Regional Science Review. DOI: 10.1177/01600176231162563

Peng, Q., Knaap, G. (2023). "When and Where Do Home Values Increase in Response to Planned Light Rail Construction?" Journal of Planning Education and Research. DOI: 10.1177/0739456X22113302

Rosas, H., Sussman, A., Sekely, A., Lavdas, A. (2023). "Using Eye Tracking to Reveal Responses to the Built Environment and Its Constituents." Applied Sciences, 13(21), 12071. DOI: 10.3390/app132112071

Saeed, B., & Iseki, H. (2023). "Does rail transit access affect firm dynamics? Analysis of firm births and closures in Maryland, USA". Journal of Transport and Land Use, 16(1), 389–408. DOI: 10.5198/jtlu.2023.2343



Eom, H., Dawkins, C. (2022). "Decomposing changes in the geography of metropolitan inequality". Journal of Urban Affairs. DOI: 10.1080/07352166.2022.2105707

Lung-Amam, W., Anacker, K., Finio, N. (2022). "Suburbia: The Changing Geography of High-Poverty Neighborhoods in the Washington, DC Metro". Suburbia in the 21st Century: From Dreamscape to Nightmare? ISBN: 9781138185913.

Lung-Amam, W., Alvarez, N., Green, R. (2022). "To Narrow the Racial Wealth Gap, Help Entrepreneurs of Color Own Property". CityLab.

Lung-Amam, W., Alvarez, N., Green, R. (2022). "We make us safe: Alternatives to policing in a Latinx immigrant inner-ring suburb". Journal of Urban Affairs. DOI: 10.1080/07352166.2022.2130072


Wong, B., Knaap, G., Lung-Amam, W. (2021). "Moderately Priced Dwelling Units: Montgomery County, Maryland’s Model of Inclusionary Housing". Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. 



Nasta, P. (2020). "Adaptive Reuse: Parking, Zoning, and Shopping Malls. In B. Stiefel (ed.)". The Routledge Companion to Automobile Heritage, Culture, and Preservation (pp. 128-147 ). Routledge.

Younes, H., Zou, Z., Wu, J., & Baiocchi, G. (2020). "Comparing the temporal determinants of dockless scooter-share and station-based bike-share in Washington, D.C." Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 134, 308–320. doi: 10.1016/j.tra.2020.02.021 

Zou, Z., Younes, H., Erdoğan, S., & Wu, J. (2020). "Exploratory Analysis of Real-Time E-Scooter Trip Data in Washington, D.C." Transportation Research Record. doi: 10.1177/0361198120919760


Finio, N., Lung-Amam, W., Knaap, G, Dawkins, C., & Knaap, E. (2019). "Metropolitan planning in a vacuum: Lessons on regional equity from Baltimore’s sustainable communities initiative". Journal of Urban Affairs. DOI: 10.1080/07352166.2019.1565822.