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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
    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
    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
    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
    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.
  • PLAN 2100 - Studio 1: Foundations of Planning and Urban Design
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2022 / Spring 2023
    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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