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Environmental Science Master's Student Publishes Paper About Land Use Predictions

maps of land uses in Philadelphia

VILLANOVA, Pa. – Recent Environmental Science master's graduate Charlotte Shade '19 MS had her work about predicting land use changes in Philadelphia published in the February issue of Land, an international and crossdisciplinary peer-reviewed open access journal of land use/land change, land management and land system science.

Shade's thesis adviser, Peleg Kremer, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Geography and the Environment, co-authored the paper.

Shade's research looked at how cities may rethink infrastructure practices in the face of consequences from climate change. She develped a model to predict landcover changes in Philadelphia by the year 2036 to meet green infrastructure goals.

See her paper: Predicting Land Use Changes in Philadelphia Following Green Infrastructure Policies

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