How Just is Sprawl? Links among Density and Environmental Justice in US Territories

Ioanna Tsoulou

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Currently, a PhD student at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University, NJ, USA and a member of the Rutgers Center for Green Building, my interests primarily lie in the areas of Sustainability, Energy and Environmental Planning, Green Buildings and Occupant Behavior, Urban Informatics and Planning Support Tools and Urban Design. I also hold a Master of City and Regional Planning from the same school, and a Master of Engineering from the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Patras, Greece.Previous and current work includes simulation of energy-related occupant behavior, modeling of energy use, air quality and occupant behavior in public housing sites, deployment of living labs at Rutgers for environment, design and user behavior, development of what-if scenarios for climatically vulnerable communities in coastal areas, assessment of water/sewer systems in old municipalities, urban design plans for the infill of deteriorated districts, and evaluation of highway infrastructure performance.


Sprawl is broadly described as “low density development on the edges of cities; poorly planned, land-consumptive, automobile dependent and designed without regard to its surroundings (Moe, 1997).” It is considered to... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Ioanna Tsoulou (Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey)
  2. Clinton Andrews (Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey)

Topic Areas

• Complexity, resilience and sustainability , • Resilience and planning , • Sustainable urban systems


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