Dr. Marccus Hendricks will join the University of Maryland’s Urban Studies and Planning Program this fall as an incoming Assistant Professor. With a research and practice agenda rooted in environmental justice, Hendricks’ interests focus on how infrastructure, environmental outcomes and neighborhood forces interact to affect people’s everyday lives and their lives during times of extreme events. He specializes in infrastructure planning and management, environmental planning and hazard and disaster mitigation.
UMD researchers and alumni gathered last week with global experts in planning, sustainability and policy to explore best practices for shaping urban equity on a global scale. Held at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy in Cambridge, MA, the two-day workshop examined the use of data and indicators to monitor, measure and build equitable cities and to share how cities can leverage metrics to forward a variety of goals, from decreasing poverty levels to fostering equitable housing.
Lung-Amam one of ten emerging faculty nation-wide recognized for her work to foster campus inclusion
The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation has named Assistant Professor of Urban Studies and Planning Dr. Willow Lung-Amam a 2017 Nancy Weiss Malkiel Scholar. Dr. Lung-Amam is one of ten emerging faculty from programs nationwide recognized for their efforts to foster inclusive campus communities as academic leaders.