research grants & contracts

National Science Foundation, 2015-2020. NSF 14-534, Sustainability Research Networks: Urban Resilience to Extremes, $12 million with Charles Redman, Nancy Grimm, Clark Miller. Focuses on integrating social, ecological, and technical systems to devise, analyze, and support urban infrastructure decisions in the face of climatic uncertainty.

National Science Foundation, 2013-2015. NSF 13-519, BCC: Broadband Use Mapping, Data and Evaluation, $499,788 with Karen Mossberger, Caroline Tolbert, Kevin Leicht, and Julianna Pacheco, University of Iowa. Estimation of Broadband and Internet Use in 50 largest US cities and counties from 1997-2015. To be made publicly available at a repository at ASU.

National Science Foundation, 2015-2016. NSF EAGER Grant. $150,000 with Angela Evans (UT-Austin), and Jenny Morrison (TAMU). To develop training modules for social scientists winning NSF funding to learn how to translate findings into applied policy recommendations for public decision makers.

Plaza de la Culturas, 2014-2015. Community Assets, Needs, and Planning, $100,000. Collect and analyzing a community map of needs and assets in the “between the 7s area’ south of downtown to create a redevelopment plan with citizen engagement.

Laura and John Arnold Foundation, 2015-2016, $500,000. Study of how body-worn cameras are perceived by citizens and police officers in Tempe, Arizona and Spokane, Washington.

Bureau of Justice Assistance, 2014-2015, SMART Policing Initiative. $500,000. With the Phoenix Police Department . To evaluate police body-worn cameras.

Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, 2014-2016, Green Organics Regional System Design. $150,000. To develop a current status map and system design for landscape waste throughout the Phoenix metropolitan region. It will include a regional map of available feedstock volume and type, along with a system design that identifies the specific sites and technologies where the type and volume of available feedstock can be processed economically and environmentally, based on a flexible market demand determination.

National Science Foundation, 2015-2019. Hazards SEES: Enhancing Emergency Preparedness for Critical Infrastructure Failure during Extreme Heat Events. $2.3 million Erik Johnson with Brian Stone (Georgia Tech), Matel Georgescu, and Marie O’Neil. The goals of this project are to estimate mortality and morbidity associated with simulated grid failure events during heat wave conditions in the cities of Atlanta, Detroit, and Phoenix in response to current and future climate conditions.

Freeport-McMoRan Foundation and the American Express Foundation, 2015-2016. Public Allies Arizona. $170,000 and $25,000, respectively. Providing training to underrepresented groups for the purpose of creating non-profit leaders capable of doing more with limited resources, and to help organizations become sustainable.

Enhanced Research Partnership, 2013-2014. Collaborative Services Decision Matrix. $45,000. Develop a decision matrix tool to aid local decision makers in determining whether engaging in collaborative service delivery service arrangements are warranted and, if so, what form of collaborative arrangement is optimal.

Morrison Institute, 2015-2016. Working with the Valley of the Sun United Way, City of Phoenix, and Maricopa County on a project that assesses the utilization of homeless services on the Human Services Campus in downtown Phoenix