Justin Hollander, Ph.D., AICP    

Research

Prof. Hollander directs the Urban Attitudes Lab where he works with students and other researchers to study the implications of Big Data on planning and public policy. You can follow Professor Hollander's latest ideas about urban planning on Twitter @ http://twitter.com/justinhollander

  • Shrinking Cities
  • Brownfield Regeneration
  • Sustainable & Healthy Communities
  • Cognitive Architecture & Virtual Design
  • Big Data: The Urban Attitudes Lab
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    Shrinking Cities

    Hollander, Justin B., Michael P. Johnson, and Eliza Whiteman (under contract). Algorithms for abandonment: Can math modeling help shrinking cities build a new future? Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

    Johnson, Michael P., Justin B. Hollander, Alma Hallulli and Ching-Mei Lin (in press). Maintain, demolish, re-purpose: Policy design for vacant land management using decision models. Cities.

    Hollander, Justin and Bernard Cahill. 2014. Planning for Regional Depopulation in Greater Buffalo. In Richardson, Harry (ed). Shrinking Cities: A Global Perspective. London/New York: Routledge.

    Hollander, Justin B. 2013. Contemporary perceptions of nine decades of depopulation in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Urban Design International 18, 6-23.

    “Urban absorption in a shrinking city: A close examination of land use and environmental change.” Invited speaker at Schaeffer Family Seminar Series, Department of Biology, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Mass. February 2014.

    “Urban absorption in a shrinking city: A close examination of depopulation, land use change, and city planning.” Invited speaker at Connecting for Change, Marion Institute, New Bedford, Mass. October 2013.

    "Smart Shrinkage in the USA: A Strategy for Managing Depopulation and Economic Decline." Invited speaker in Department of Urban Affairs and Planning Spring Lecture Series. Alexandria, Virginia. April 2013.

    “Urban absorption in a shrinking city: A close examination of depopulation, land use change, and city planning” Invited speaker in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning Lecture Series. Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. March 2013.

    "Urban absorption in New Bedford: The reuse of abandoned buildings and vacant land since 1929". Invited speaker for 2012-13 UMass Creative Economy Lecture Series. New Bedford, Mass. February 2013.

    Hollander, Justin B. 2012. Urban Absorption: What designers and planners can do about uncertainty in shrinking cities. THERE: Journal of Design (College of Design, University of Minnesota). Volume 7.

    Hollander, Justin B. 2012. What To Do With Vacant Houses. Slate Magazine. March 30.

    “The Relaxed Zone Overlay: A Planning and Zoning Tool for Smart Shrinkage” Invited speaker as part of lecture series at the City Design and Development Program, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. March 2012.

    “Urban Absorption in a Shrinking City: New Bedford, Massachusetts.” 2012. Society of Architectural Historians, 65th Annual Conference. Detroit, MI. April 2012.

    “Resilient Cities: Rethinking the Urban Landscape”. Invited panelist at the Future Tense Conference (New American Foundation/Slate Magazine/Arizona State University). Washington, DC. March 2012.

    “Property and Space in the Declining City.” Panelist. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting. New York, NY. February 2012.

    “Urban Shrinkage and City Responses: How New Bedford, Massachusetts Physically Changed from 1930-2010.” Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning Annual Conference. Salt Lake City, UT. October 2011.

    Hollander, Justin B. and Bernard Cahill. 2011. Confronting population decline in the Buffalo, New York, region: A close reading of the Erie-Niagara Framework for Regional Growth. Journal of Architecture and Planning Research 28, 3:252-267.

    Pantalone, Stephen and Justin B. Hollander. 2011. Relaxed zoning overlay. Zoning Practice 28, 9:1-7.

    Hollander, Justin B. and Jeremy Nemeth. 2011. The bounds of smart decline: A foundational theory for planning shrinking cities. Housing Policy Debate 21, 3:349-367.

    Hollander, Justin B. 2011. Sunburnt cities: The Great Recession, depopulation and urban planning in the American Sunbelt. London / New York: Routledge.

    “Sunburnt Cities: Global Lessons for Shrinking Cities.” Keynote address at the Future of Medium-Sized Cities U.K. Economic and Social Research Council-Funded Seminar Series. Keele University, Staffordshire, United Kingdom. June 2011.

    Hollander, Justin B. 2011. Can a city successfully shrink? Evidence from survey data on neighborhood quality. Urban Affairs Review. 47, 1:129-141

    Hollander, Justin B. 2010. Moving towards a shrinking cities metric: Analyzing land use changes associated with depopulation in Flint, Michigan. Cityscape: A Journal of Policy Development and Research 12, 1:133-151.

    “Sunburnt Cities: Foreclosure, Abandonment and Hope for a Shrinking Sunbelt.” Invited lecture at Boston University Social Welfare Analysis Colloquium. October 2009.

    Hollander, Justin B., Karina Pallagst, Terry Schwarz, and Frank Popper. 2009. Planning shrinking cities. Progress in Planning (special issue: Emerging Research Areas) 72, 4:223-232.

    Hollander, Pamela W. and Justin B. Hollander. 2008. Activist literacy in shrinking cities: Lessons for urban education. Language Arts Journal of Michigan 23, 3:42-50.

    “Can Cities Shrink to Greatness? Sustainable Design and (Un)Development in Cities.” Invited public lecture at the Taubman Center for Local and State Government, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. November 2008.

    Hollander, Justin B. and Frank J. Popper. 2007. Planning practice and the shrinking city: Reversing the land use allocation model. Plan Canada 47, 2:38-40.

    “Smart Growth? How about 'Smart Decline'?” Learning Lab. Professional Development Institute, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning & Public Policy, Rutgers University. Webcast, August 2007.

    “Planning Practice and the Shrinking City: Reversing the Land Use Allocation Model.” Invited presentation at The Future of Shrinking Cities - Problems, Patterns and Strategies of Urban Transformation in a Global Context. University of California, Berkeley, February 2007.

    Brownfield Regeneration

    Hollander, Justin B. 2013..Book Review: Hardin Kapp, Paul and Paul J. Armstrong (eds). 2012. Synergicity: Reinventing the Postindustrial city. Urbana: University of Illinois Press. Geographical Review 103, 2:310-312.

    Knapp, Courtney E. and Justin B. Hollander. 2013. Exploring the potential for integrating community benefits agreements into brownfield redevelopment projects. In Jackson-Elmoore, C, Hula, R.C., and Reese, L.A.editors, Brownfields: A Comparative Analysis of Adaptive Reuse of Contaminated Properties. London: Ashgate.

    Heacock, Erin, and Justin B. Hollander. 2011. A grounded theory approach to development suitability analysis. Landscape and Urban Planning 100, 109-116.

    Hollander, Justin, Niall Kirkwood, and Julia Gold. 2010. Principles of Brownfield Regeneration: Cleanup, Design, and Reuse of Derelict Land. Washington, DC: Island Press.

    “Polluted and Dangerous in New Bedford, Massachusetts.” Keynote speaker at Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors Monthly Luncheon Series. New Bedford, Massachusetts. October 2009.

    “Polluted and Dangerous in New Bedford, Massachusetts.” Invited guest lecture in the course “Brownfields Practicum - Sustainable Redevelopment of Brownfield Sites” Graduate School of Design, Harvard University. October 2009.

    Hollander, Justin B. 2010. Private property owners and the remaking of brownfields. Public Works Management & Policy 15, 1:32-56.

    “Polluted and Dangerous in New Bedford, Massachusetts.” Keynote speaker at Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors Monthly Luncheon Series. New Bedford, Massachusetts. October 2009.

    Hollander, Justin B. 2009. Polluted, and dangerous: America’s worst abandoned properties and what can be done about them. Burlington, VT: The University of Vermont Press.

    Greenberg, Michael, Karen Lowrie, Justin Hollander, Joanna Burger, Charles Powers, Michael Gochfeld 2008. Citizen board issues and local newspaper coverage of risk, remediation, and environmental management: Six U.S. nuclear weapons facilities. Remediation Journal 18, 3:79-90.

    “Reuse of Brownfields in the U.S.: A Comparison of Federal and Non-Federal Property Reuse Outcomes.” American Planning Association’s National Conference. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 2007.

    “Case Studies of Abandoned Properties in Richmond, Virginia and Youngstown, Ohio.” Research Grant from Appraisers Research Foundation, November 2006.

    Greenberg, Michael R. and Justin B. Hollander. 2006. Neighborhood stigma twenty years later: Revisiting Superfund sites in New Jersey. The Appraisal Journal 26, 2:161-173.

    Greenberg, Michael R. and Justin B. Hollander. 2006. The EPA’s brownfields pilot program: A multi-geographically-layered and socially desirable innovation. American Journal of Public Health 96, 2:277-281.

    Sustainable & Healthy Communities

    Hollander, Justin B. 2014. A new tack for economic development. The Boston Globe (Podium section). March 27. < http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2014/03/27/new-tack-for-economic-development>

    Holmes, Jacqueline and Justin B. Hollander. 2013. When Landowners are More than Green: Case studies of regenerating Atlantic Canada’s devastated landscapes. In, Campbell, C. and R. Summerby-Murray (eds.), Environmental Histories of Atlantic Canada. Fredericton, N.B: Acadiensis Press.

    Hollander, Justin B. 2012. Long live paper. Op-Ed. The New York Times. October 10. p. A23.

    Hollander, Justin B. 2012. Create a good transportation infrastructure and the rest will fall into place (Up for Discussion: How Dense Can You Be?). Zócalo Public Square. May 2. .

    Hollander, Justin B. 2011. Keeping control: The paradox of scholarly community-based research in community development. Community Development Journal 46, 2: 265-272.

    “Neighborhoods in Decline: The Link between High Cost Lending and Housing Abandonment”. Invited paper presentation at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland’s Policy Summit. June 2010 (with Kristen Crossney).

    Nemeth, Jeremy and Justin B. Hollander. 2010. Lost space: Security zones and New York City's shrinking public space. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 34, 1:20-34.

    Hollander, Justin. 2008. The politics of buying green (letter to the editor). The Chronicle of Higher Education 54, 24:B21.

    “Security Zones and Lower Manhattan’s Shrinking Public Space.” Protecting New York from Terrorism and Disaster: Tacking Stock, Setting Directions, Looking Forward Conference. The Levin Institute of the State University of New York. January 2008 (with Jeremy Nemeth).

    Architecture for Humanity (ed). 2006. Design like you give a damn: Architectural responses to humanitarian crises. New York: Metropolis Books. (Contributor).

    Hollander, Justin B. and Crofton Whitfield. 2005. The appearance of security zones in U.S. cities after 9/11. Property Management 23, 4:244-256.

    Taylor, Robert W. and Justin B. Hollander. 2003. The new environmentalism: Challenges for urban-environmental management. In Domanski R. (ed.), Recent Advances in Urban and Regional Studies, Studia Regionalia, Vol. 12, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw.

    Hollander, Justin B. 2001. Implementing sustainability: Industrial ecology and the eco-industrial park. Economic Development Review 17, 4:78-86.

    Hollander, Justin B. 2001. Measuring community: Sustainability indicators in Devens, Massachusetts. Planners’ Casebook 39.

    Hollander, Justin B. and Kent Stasiowski. 1998. Transit-oriented development case study: Newton Center. TERRAIN: A Journal of the Built and Natural Environments, No. 2, December.

    Cognitive Architecture & Virtual Design

    Sussman, Ann and Justin B. Hollander (forthcoming, 2015). Cognitive architecture: Designing for how we respond to the built environment. London / New York: Routledge

    Hollander, Justin B. 2012. Intelligent participation: Engaging citizens through a framework of multiple intelligences. Community Development 43, 3:346-360.

    Hollander, Justin B. 2011. Approaching an ideal: Using technology to apply collaborative rationality to urban planning processes. Planning Practice and Research 26, 5:587-596.

    Sussman, Ann, Justin B. Hollander, and Yun Luo. 2011. The OpenNeighborhood Project: A Fresh Look at Public Participation. Planning Advisory Service (PAS) Memo. Jan-Feb.

    Gordon, Eric, Steve Schirra, and Justin B. Hollander. 2011. Immersive planning: A conceptual model for designing public participation with new technologies. Environment and Planning B, Planning and Design 38: 505-519.

    “Civic Engagement in a Virtual World”. Invited virtual panel presentation at the Annual Conference of the Wisconsin Chapters of the American Planning Association and the American Society of Landscape Architects, Milwaukee, WI. March 2011.

    Evans-Cowley , Jennifer and Justin Hollander. 2010. The new generation of public participation: Internet based participation tools. Planning Practice and Research 25, 3:397-408.

    Hollander, Justin B. and David Thomas. 2009. Virtual planning: “Second Life” and the online studio. Journal of Planning Education and Research, 29, 1:108-113.

    “City Building Inside and Outside of Second Life.” Invited presentation to the NorthEast Regional Computing Program (NERCP) Second Life User Group Meeting. January 2009.

    “Gaming the Class.” Invited presentation at the 5th Annual Games for Change Festival. Parsons – The New School for Design. June 2008 (with David Thomas).

    Hollander, Justin B. 2007. “Virtually improving real living.” Op-ed. Seattle Post-Intelligencer. September 17.

    Big Data: The Urban Attitudes Lab

    “Using Big Data to Study Urban Sentiments: Twitter Data vs. Published Meeting Minutes”. The Big Data and Urban Informatics Workshop, University of Illinois, Chicago. Chicago, IL, August 2014 (with Erin Graves).

    “Using Big Data to Study Urban Sentiments: Twitter Data vs. Published Meeting Minutes” A Research Day on Data Science. Office of the Vice Provost, Tufts University. May 2014 (with Dibyendu Das).

     

      Photo credit:
      Photograph by Alonso Nichols/Tufts Univ
      Web design by Mengting Yu/Tufts Univ

     

    Justin Hollander, PhD, AICP
    Associate Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning
    Tufts University
    97 Talbot Ave
    Medford, MA 02155 USA

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