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Research In Focus: A Weekly Digest of New Research from the NIDILRR Community

Our recent article was introduced in “Research In Focus” a publication of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC) (link) Survey Offers Insight into Impact of COVID-19 on Community Living and Travel Behavior of People with Disabilities A study funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR). The ability to participate…

[Book I read] Steal Like an Artist (Austin Klein, 2012)

I got to know about a series of books written by Austin Kleon from Ali Abdaall’s YouTube channel. Ali introduced those three books as one of “10 Cheap Purchases that Improved my Life.” He said that anytime he’s in a bit of a slump, he just picks up one of those books (which always live…

Landscape Architecture Faculty Citation Measures

I, with Dr. Tom Sanchez at Virginia Tech and Jessica Zuban (a graduate research assistant), published a paper at Landscape Journal, titled “Evaluating Scholarly Productivity and Impacts of Landscape Architecture Faculty Using Citation Analysis” (download). The citation data used in the paper are available here. A few notes about the data: The dataset includes 504…

If you build it, they may not come: A story of empty parks

On March 5th, 2021, I delivered a short talk (~11 minutes) at the TEDxUSU event. In this talk, I highlighted what’s missing in contemporary park development and urban planning and called for a re-imagination of our parks and neighborhoods. Below, I share an extended version of the speech script. Imagine a park you visit most…

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This is a place I share my blog posts periodically. I’ll try to post something at least every two weeks. Topics include my research, teaching, and life as a tenure-tract faculty member in the United States.

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