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Hersey, John Keenan




research overview

  • John studies the intersection of mobility and development and its impact on environmental quality, social equity, and economic vitality.


  • Transit-oriented development, Equitable transit-oriented development, Transportation demand management, Parking management, Affordable housing, Land use, Transportation


courses taught

  • ENVD 1040 - Studio 1: Introduction to Planning and Urban Design
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2022 / Summer 2022 / Spring 2023 / Summer 2023
    The fourth of four introductory studios in which students learn concepts and strategies related to urban planning and design. Students collaboratively develop a design solution to a small-scale problem within an urban fabric using basic skills of analysis and design iteration.
  • ENVD 1140 - Studio 2: Fundamentals of Planning and Urban Design
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2022 / Fall 2023
    Through a small-scale urban planning and design project, students explore solutions to challenges in dynamic urban systems. Builds on knowledge and skills gained in the introductory studios to explore the human and environmental dimensions of intertwined systems within the built environment.
  • ENVD 1976 - First Year Scholarship Colloquium Seminar
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2022 / Fall 2023
    Inspiration in the design profession can be found through a series of faculty and professional lectures. Students develop an understanding of the breath of environmental design careers, research and practice.
  • ENVD 2101 - Planning and Implementation: the Context of Design
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2022 / Fall 2023
    Explores the regulatory and procedural context in which design decisions are made and implemented. Includes an examination of finance, policy, and development procedures necessary in bringing conceptual designs to life.
  • ENVD 4311 - Housing Policies and Practices
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2024
    A seminar providing students with a descriptive knowledge and analytical understanding of the use and development of residential settings in different political economies, globally divided into advanced capitalist nations, collectivist economies, and the third world.
  • GEOG 4002 - Topics in Human and Environment/Society Geography
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2024
    Examines various topics in human and environment / society geography that are not typically covered in the curriculum. Offered intermittently depending on student demand and availability of instructors.
  • PLAN 2100 - Studio 1: Foundations of Planning and Urban Design
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2022 / Spring 2023 / Spring 2024
    Expands on introductory planning and urban design concepts and methods to address social and ecological challenges in communities. Explores skills including spatial analysis, basic community engagement techniques and policy alternatives. The resultant project addresses challenges at the intersection between social and environmental systems. Recommended corequisite: PLAN 2004.


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