September 14, 2012

Vivek Shandas

Dr.  Vivek Shandas is an associate professor in the Nohad A. Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning, and an associate researcher in the Center for Urban Studies at Portland State University.  He is  also the founder of the newly established Sustaining Urban Places Research Lab (SUPR Lab) which focuses on three substantive areas of investigation: (1) examining feedback between environmental change and human behavior; (2) developing community-based indicators for measuring the social and environmental conditions; and (3) characterizing the relationship between urban development patterns and environmental quality. His collaborative approach to research pursue to address pressing societal challenges.

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