RECENTLY COMPLETED DISSERTATIONS

2016

Eric Goldwyn

An Informal Transit System Hiding in Plain Sight: Brooklyn's Dollar Vans and Transportation Planning and Policy in New York City
Sponsor: David King

Julie Touber

Institutional Resilience and Informality: The Case of Land Rights Mechanisms in Greater Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Sponsor: Robert Beauregard

John West

The Rule of Choice: How Economic Theories from the 1950s Became Technologically Embedded, Politically Contested Urban Policy in New York City from 2002-2013
Sponsor: Robert Beauregard

2015

Alexis Perrotta

How the Poor Afford Public Transportation: The Case of New York City
Sponsor: Eliott Sclar

Ingrid Olivo

Reconstructing Early Modern Disaster Management in Puerto Rico: Development and Planning Examined Through the Lens of Hurricane San Ciriaco (1899), San Felipe (1928), and Santa Clara (1956)
Sponsor: Jorge Otero-Pailos

Dory Kornfeld

Food Access in Brooklyn: Environmental Justice Meets Biopower
Sponsor: Robert Beauregard

Justin Steil

Democracy and Discrimination: Property, Networks, and Local Immigration Regulation
Sponsor: Peter Marcuse

2014

Oyebank Oyeyinka

Industrialization Pathways to Human Development: Industrial Clusters, Institutions, and Poverty in Nigeria
Sponsor: Smita Srinivas

2013

Andrea Rizvi

Bus Rapid Transit Planning Processes in Delhi and Ahmedabad
Sponsor: Elliott Sclar

2012

John Powers

Un-traded Interdependencies as a Useful Theory of Regional Economic Development: A Comparative Study of Innovation in Dublin and Beijing
Sponsor: Susan Fainstein (Retired)

James Connolly

Institutional Change in Urban Environmentalism: A Case Study Analysis of State-Level Land Use Legislation in California and New York
Sponsor: Robert Beauregard

Shagun Mehrotra

Reinventing Infrastructure Economics: Theory and Empirics
Sponsor: Hans Smit (Law School)

2011

Johannes Novy

Marketing Marginalized Neighborhoods: Tourism and Leisure in the 21st Century
Sponsor: Susan Fainstein (Harvard University, GSD)

Constantine Kontokosta

The Political Economy of Inclusionary Zoning: Adoption, Implementation, and Neighborhood Effects   Sponsor: Lance Freeman

Padmini Biswas

Strategic Parallels: A Class Comparison of South Asian American Immigrant Labor Organizing
Sponsor: Peter Marcuse

2010

James Potter

Boxed In: How Intermodalism Enabled Destructive Interport Competition  Sponsor: Peter Marcuse

Erica Svendsen

Civic Environmental Stewardship as a Form of Governance in New York City
Sponsor: Dana Fisher (Sociology)

Joyce Klein Rosenthal

Evaluating the Impact of the Urban Heat Island on Public Health: Spatial and Social Determinants of Heat-Related Health Outcomes in New York City 
Sponsor: Elliott Sclar

2009

Matthew Gephardt

Politics, Planning, and Power: Reorganizing and Redeveloping Public Housing in Chicago, Illinois  Sponsor: Susan Fainstein

Lei Wang

Understanding Foreign Direct Investment in the Context of Entrepreneurial China
Sponsor: Elliott Sclar

Milena Gomez

New Doors to Development: Remittances and the Housing Industry in Colombia
Sponsor: Elliott Sclar