Christopher Boone

  • Senior Sustainability Scientist, Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Dean, School of Sustainability
  • Professor, School of Sustainability
  • Professor, School of Human Evolution and Social Change, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Arizona State University
School of Sustainability
PO Box 875502
Tempe, AZ 85287-5402
USA
(480) 965-2236
Email: Christopher.G.Boone@asu.edu
Web: http://cgboone.personal.asu.edu/wordpress/?page_id=2

Biography

Dr. Boone studies the nature of cities, urban life, and the relationship between cities and the natural environment, primarily from a historical point of view. He is particularly interested in the processes responsible for changes in the urban landscape, and the consequences of those changes for human beings and the environment. Three themes infuse his research: the study of urban infrastructure, public health, and environmental justice. Dr. Boone teaches courses on urban environments, sustainable urbanism, environmental health, and environmental justice.

Expertise

urban geography; environmental justice; sustainable urbanization; geographic information science; global environmental change; vulnerability; land use change; public health; built environment

Education

    Ph.D., Geography, University of Toronto, 1994

    M.A., Geography, University of Toronto, 1989

    B.A., Geography (Honors), Queen's University, 1987

Journal Articles

In Press

York, A. M., J. Tuccillo, B. Bolin, C. Boone, L. E. Gentile, B. Schoon and K. Kane. In Press. Zoning and land use: A tale of incompatibility and environmental injustice in early Phoenix. Journal of Urban Affairs DOI: 10.1111/juaf.12076. (link)

2013

Pickett, S. T., C. G. Boone, B. P. McGrath, M. L. Cadenasso, D. L. Childers, L. A. Ogden, M. McHale and J. M. Grove. 2013. Ecological science and transformation to the sustainable city. Cities 32(Supplement 1):510-520. DOI: 10.1016/j.cities.2013.02.008. (link)

Zhang, S., A. M. York, C. G. Boone and M. Shrestha. 2013. Methodological advances in the spatial analysis of land fragmentation. The Professional Geographer 65(3):512-526. DOI: 10.1080/00330124.2012.700501. (link)

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Books

2013

Boone, C. G. and M. Fragkias eds. 2013. Urbanization and Sustainability: Linking Urban Ecology, Environmental Justice and Global Environmental Change. Springer. Dordrecht, Heidelberg, New York, London. DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-5666-3.

2006

Boone, C. G. and A. Modarres. 2006. City and Environment. Temple University Press.

Book Chapters

2013

Bolin, B., J. Declet-Barretto, M. Hegmon, L. Meirotto and A. M. York. 2013. Double exposure in the Sunbelt: The sociospatial distribution of vulnerability in Phoenix, Arizona. Pp. 159-178 In: Boone, C. G. and M. Fragkias eds., Urbanization and Sustainability: Linking Urban Ecology, Environmental Justice and Global Environmental Change. Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-5666-3.

Boone, C. G. and M. Fragkias. 2013. Connecting environmental justice, sustainability, and vulnerability. Pp. 49-60 In: Boone, C. G. and M. Fragkias eds., Urbanization and Sustainability: Linking Urban Ecology, Environmental Justice and Global Environmental Change. Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-5666-3.

Fragkias, M. and C. G. Boone. 2013. Towards a new framework for urbanization and sustainability. Pp. 1-10 In: Boone, C. G. and M. Fragkias eds., Urbanization and Sustainability: Linking Urban Ecology, Environmental Justice and Global Environmental Change. Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-566-3.

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Posters

2012

Zhang, S., C. G. Boone, S. Lerman and A. M. York. 2012. A multi-scale study of the relationship among land composition, land fragmentation,and bird biodiversity in the Phoenix area. Poster presented at 13 January 2012 CAP LTER 14th Annual Poster Symposium and All Scientist Meeting, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link)

2011

Zhang, S., C. G. Boone and A. M. York. 2011. Impacts of land fragmentation on biodiversity in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Tempe, AZ. Poster presented at the 12-13 January 2011 CAP LTER 13th Annual Poster Symposium and All Scientist Meeting, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University. (link)

2010

Toke, N. A., K. Darby, E. Cook, C. Mead, J. Brian, T. Benn, S. G. Fisher, C. G. Boone and S. Semken. 2010. Pedagogy in interdisciplinary higher education: An investigation of faculty and student perspectives. Poster presented at the January 14, 2010 12th Annual Central Arizona-Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

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Presentations

2011

Boone, C. G. 2011. Normative frames for the ULTRA network: Exploring the merits of enironmental justice, vulnerability, and sustainability. Presentation at Stewardship of Urban Systems 2: Socio-ecology, Governance, and Equity in the ULTRA Network Symposium at the 7-12 August 2011 96th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Austin, TX.

Robertson, G. P., D. R. Foster, C. G. Boone, D. L. Childers and S. E. Hobbie. 2011. SYMP 8 -- Thirty years of earth stewardship research: Long-term matters. Symposium organized at the 7-12 August 2011 96th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Austin, TX.

York, A. M., S. Zhang and C. G. Boone. 2011. Groundwater in the desert: Phoenician policy, growth, and land fragmentation. Presented June 24, 2011 at the Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences Annual Meeting, Burlington, VT.

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Reports

2013

Boone, C. G., T. L. Gragson and J. M. Grove. In: Peters, D. P., C. M. Laney, A. E. Lugo, S. L. Collins, C. T. Driscoll, P. M. Groffman, J. M. Grove, A. K. Knapp, T. A. Kratz, M. D. Ohman, R. B. Waide and J. Yao eds., 2013. Long-term trends in human population growth and economy across sites. U.S. Department of Agriculture Technical Bulletin No. 1931. (link)


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