Urban Structure

Geographic Changes in Population Health with 'Planned Shrinkage' of Urban Areas

Doctoral Dissertation Research: The Decentralization of Retail Supermarkets and the Changing Urban Food Environment in Detroit, Michigan

Doctoral Dissertation Research: Exploring the Diversity of Gentrification and the Role of Gender in Hong Kong, 1986-2006

Doctoral Dissertation Research: Hydrating the City: Mapping Flows of Water and Power in Ankara, Turkey.

LeDoux, T. and Vojnovic, I. 2013. “Going Outside the Neighborhood: The shopping patterns and adaptations of disadvantaged consumers living in the lower eastside neighborhoods of Detroit, Michigan.” Health & Place. Vol. 19. No. 1. Pp. 1-14.

Vojnovic, I., Lee, J., Kotval-K, Z., Podagrosi, A., Varnakovida, P., LeDoux, T., and Messina, J. 2013. “The Burdens of Place: A Socio-economic and Ethnic/Racial Exploration into Urban Form, Accessibility, and Travel Behavior in the Lansing Capital Region, Michigan.” Journal of Urban Design. Vol. 18. No. 1. Pp. 1-35.

Podagrosi, A., Vojnovic, I., and Pigozzi, B. 2011. “The Diversity of Gentrification in Houston’s Urban Renaissance: From Cleansing the Urban Poor to Super-gentrification.” Environment and Planning A. Vol. 43. No. 5. Pp. 1910-1929.

GEO 453 Metropolitan Environments Course

Students in Igor Vojnovic’s GEO453 Metropolitan Environments class employ designs that encourage non-motorized travel in the pro bono development proposals they prepare for Lansing- and Detroit-area municipalities. The proposals are presented as 3-D computer aided design models to municipal officials, local developers, architects, and residents. Since there is a considerable distinction between learning material in a classroom and employing it in real life—and within a political context—the course offers students a unique educational experience of addressing local development and redevelopment issues with policy-makers, developers, and local residents.

See GEO453 Letters of support