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Faculty Research

Dr. Misun Hur continues to pursue and demonstrate in teaching and course content. Innovations have included creating a "mocumentary" (mock+document) in her housing and neighborhood planning course and initiation of the "flipping the classroom" technique in her computer applications in planning course. Dr. Hur's research continues to focus on housing and neighborhood satisfaction. She also presented a paper in April 2015, titled “Challenges and Opportunities for Latino Immigrants in Eastern North Carolina” at the annual meeting of the Urban Affairs Association in Miami, FL.

Dr. Anuradha Mukherji returned to Japan during summer 2015 to continue research on land use change adaptation. Her work is funded in part by an Abe Fellowship. The project title of her research is "Planning Urban Recovery and Resilience: Compering Land Use Policy and Adaptation after Catastrophic Events".

Dr. Mulatu Wubneh continues research, publication, and service in Ethiopia. He presented a case study of urban revitalization in Addis Ababa, Ethiopa at the national conference of the Association of Collegiate of Planning (ACSP) in Philadelphia, PA, in November 2014. Dr. Wubneh also continues to be active in committee work of ACSP.

Recent / Upcoming Publications

Mukherji, A. (2016). "Resilience at the margins: Informal housing recovery in Bachhau, India after the 2001 Gujarat quake." International Journal of Housing Policy. DOI: 10.1080/14616718.2016.1219648

Mukherji, A. (2015). "From Tenants to Owners: Housing Renters after Disaster in Bhuj, India." Housing Studies 30(7), 1135-1157

Mukherji, A. (2015). "Planning Note: Land Readjustment During Post Disaster Urban Reconstruction." Journal of the American Planning Association 80(4): 438-439.

Hur, M., Li, Y., & Terzano, K. (2015). "Breaking the Chain: Understanding the Association between Foreclosure Intensity and Neighborhood Satisfaction." Applied Geography 58C, 7-17.

Hur, M., & Jun, H. J. (2015). "The relationship between walkability and neighborhood social environment: The importance of physical and perceived walkability." Applied Geography 62, 115-124.

Mukherji, A., Ganapati, N.E., & Rahill, G. (2014). "Expecting the unexpected: field research in post-disaster settings." Natural hazards 73(2), 805-828.

Mukherji, A. (2014). "Post-Disaster Housing Recovery: The Promise and Peril of Social Capital." Journal of Civil Society 10(2), 119-143.

Rahill, G. J., Ganapati, N. E., Clerisme, J. C., & Mukherji, A. (2014). "Shelter recovery in urban Haiti after the earthquake: the dual role of social capital." Disasters 38(s1), S73-S93. 

Ganapati, E., & Mukherji, A. (2014). "Out of Sync: Shared Lessons From India and Turkey on World Bank Funding and Post-disaster Planning for Housing Recovery." Natural Hazards Review 15(1), 58-73.

Hur, M., & Bollinger A. (2014). "Neighborhood Associations and their Strategic Actions to Enhance Residents' Neighborhood Satisfaction." Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 1-21.

Hur, M., & Nasar, J. L. (2014). "Physical upkeep, perceived upkeep, fear of crime and neighborhood satisfaction." Journal of environmental psychology 38, 186-194.

Hur, M. & Seo, W. (2014). "Home warranty system in the United States." Policy Review for Urban Planning and Real Estate, 2(1), 53-67 (in Korean with English abstract)