Camille Barchers

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Assistant Professor
Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning | College of Social & Behavioral Sciences
Design Building 351

Project Title: Building Capacities for the Governance of Smart City Technologies (Co-Scholar Thaddeus Miller)

This project (together with Thaddeus Miller) seeks to better understand how new smart city technology can be assessed and deployed in communities to advance policy and planning goals that meet community needs. We will develop a collaborative network of researchers, governmental practitioners, industry experts, and community members across a set of case cities to identify and build capacities needed to use, manage, and evaluate future smart city technology to advance social outcomes. 

Selected Publications:

  • *Ryan, A., Christofa, E., Barchers, C., & Knodler, M. (2021). The relationship between municipal highway expenditures and socio-demographic status: Are safety investments equitably distributed? Transportation Research Interdisciplinary Perspectives, 9, 100321. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trip.2021.100321

  • French S.P., Barchers C., Zhang W. (2017) How Should Urban Planners Be Trained to Handle Big Data?. In: Thakuriah P., Tilahun N., Zellner M. (eds) Seeing Cities Through Big Data. Springer Geography. Springer, Cham. https://doi-org.silk.library.umass.edu/10.1007/978-3-319-40902-3_12

    * = graduate student