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Sharon Harlan

Sharon Harlan
Senior Sustainability Fellow, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University
Professor, College of Social Sciences and Humanities, Northeastern University

s.harlan@neu.edu

College of Social Sciences and Humanities
Northeastern University
420 RP, 1135 Tremont St
Boston, MA 02115

Sharon Harlan is a professor with joint appointments in the Department of Health Sciences and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Northeastern University. Her research explores the human impacts of climate change that are dependent upon people’s positions in social hierarchies, places in built environments of unequal quality, and policies that improve or impede human adaptive capabilities. Her research is published in a wide variety of interdisciplinary and disciplinary journals and she is co-author (with David Pellow and J. Timmons Roberts) of a chapter on climate justice in a new volume by the American Sociological Association Task Force on Climate Change, Climate Change and Society: Sociological Perspectives, Oxford University Press (2015).

 

PhD, Sociology, Cornell University, 1979

MA, Sociology, Cornell University, 1976

BA, Sociology, Northwestern University, 1972

Journal Articles

In Press

Smith, V. K., S. L. Harlan, M. McLean, J. Fishman, C. Valcarcel and M. L. Nation. Does reputation enhance response rates?. Applied Economic Letters (link )

2016

Jenerette, G. D., S. L. Harlan, A. Buyantuyev, W. L. Stefanov, J. Declet-Barreto, B. L. Ruddell, S. W. Myint, S. Kaplan and X. Li. 2016. Micro-scale urban surface temperatures are related to land-cover features and residential heat related health impacts in Phoenix, AZ USA. Landscape Ecology 31(4):745-760. DOI: 10.1007/s10980-015-0284-3. (link )

Li, X., W. Li, A. Middel, S. L. Harlan, A. J. Brazel and B. L. Turner II. 2016. Remote sensing of the surface urban heat island and land architecture in Phoenix, Arizona: Combined effects of land composition and configuration and cadastral-demographic-economic factors. Remote Sensing of Environment 174(March):233-243. DOI: 10.1016/j.rse.2015.12.022. (link )

Pettiti, D. B., D. M. Hondula, S. Yang, S. L. Harlan and G. Chowell-Puente. 2016. Multiple trigger points for quantifying heat-health impacts: New evidence from a hot climate. Environmental Health Perspectives 124(2):176–183. DOI: 10.1289/ehp.1409119. (link )

Smith, M. E., B. L. Stark, W. Chuang, T. J. Dennehy, S. L. Harlan, A. Kamp-Whittaker, B. W. Stanley and A. M. York. 2016. Comparative methods for premodern cities: Coding for goernance and class mobility. Cruss-Cultural Research 50(5):415-451. DOI: 10.1177/1069397116665824. (link )

Smith, V. K., S. L. Harlan, M. McLaen, J. Fishman, C. Valcarcel and M. L. Nation. 2016. Using household surveys to implement field experiments: The willingness to donate to food banks. Applied Economic Letters 23(13):969-972. DOI: 10.1080/13504851.2015.1125423. (link )

2014

Harlan, S. L., G. Chowell, S. Yang, D. B. Petitti, E. J. Morales Butler, B. L. Ruddell and D. M. Ruddell. 2014. Heat-related deaths in hot cities: Estimates of human tolerance to high temperature thresholds. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 11(3):3304-3326. DOI: 10.3390/ijerph110303304. (link )

Ouyang, Y., E. A. Wentz, B. L. Ruddell and S. L. Harlan. 2014. A multi-scale analysis of the single-family residential water use in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Journal of the American Water Resources Association 50(2):448-467. DOI: 10.1111/jawr.12133. (link )

2013

Declet-Barreto, J., A. J. Brazel, C. A. Martin, W. T. Chow and S. L. Harlan. 2013. Creating the park cool island in an inner-city neighborhood: Heat mitigation strategy for Phoenix, AZ.. Urban Ecosystems 16(3):617-635. DOI: 10.1007/s11252-012-0278-8. (link )

Petitti, D. B., S. L. Harlan, G. Chowell-Puente and D. M. Ruddell. 2013. Occupation and environmental heat-associated deaths in Maricopa County, Arizona: A case-control study. PLOS One DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0062596. (link )

2012

Ruddell, D. M., S. L. Harlan, S. Grossman-Clarke and G. Chowell. 2012. Scales of perception: Public awareness of regional and neighborhood climates. Climatic Change 111(3-4):581-607. DOI: 10.1007/s10584-011-0165-y. (link )

2011

Bleasdale, T., C. Crouch and S. L. Harlan. 2011. Community gardening in disadvantaged neighborhoods in Phoenix, Arizona: Aligning programs with perceptions. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development 1(3):Art. 7. DOI: 10.5304/jafscd.2011.013.007. (link )

Collins, S. L., S. R. Carpenter, S. M. Swinton, D. E. Orenstein, D. L. Childers, T. L. Gragson, N. B. Grimm, J. M. Grove, S. L. Harlan, J. P. Kaye, A. K. Knapp, G. P. Kofinas, J. J. Magnuson, W. H. McDowell, J. M. Melack, L. A. Ogden, G. P. Robertson, M. D. Smith and A. C. Whitmer. 2011. An integrated conceptual framework for social-ecological research. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 9(6):351-357. (link )

Harlan, S. L. and D. M. Ruddell. 2011. Climate change and health in cities: Impacts of heat and air pollution and potential co-benefits from mitigation and adaptation. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 3:126-134. (link )

Jenerette, G. D., S. L. Harlan, W. L. Stefanov and C. A. Martin. 2011. Ecosystem services and urban heat riskscape moderation: Water, green spaces, and social inequality in Phoenix, USA. Ecological Applications 21(7):2637-2651. DOI: 10.1890/10-1493.1. (link )

Larson, K. L., A. Wutich, D. White, T. A. Munoz-Erickson and S. L. Harlan. 2011. Multifaceted perspectives on water risks and policies: A cultural domains approach in a Southwestern city. Human Ecology Review 18(1):75-87. (link )

York, A. M., M. E. Smith, B. W. Stanley, B. L. Stark, J. Novic, S. L. Harlan, G. L. Cowgill and C. G. Boone. 2011. Ethnic and class-based clusering through the ages: A transdisciplinary approach to urban social patterns. Urban Studies 48(11):2399-2415.

2009

Harlan, S. L., S. T. Yabiku, L. Larsen and A. J. Brazel. 2009. Household water consumption in an arid city: Affluence, affordance, and attitudes. Society and Natural Resources 22(8):691-709. DOI: 10.1080/08941920802064679. (link )

Larson, K. L., D. G. Casagrande, S. L. Harlan and S. T. Yabiku. 2009. Residents' yard choices and rationales in a desert city: Social priorities, ecological impacts, and decision tradeoffs. Environmental Management 44(5):921-937. DOI: 10.1007/s00267-009-9353-1. (link )

Larson, K. L., D. D. White, P. Gober, S. L. Harlan and A. Y. Wutich. 2009. Divergent perspectives on water resource sustainability in a public-policy-science context. Environmental Science and Policy 12(7):1012-1023. DOI: 10.1016/j.envsci.2009.07.012. (link )

2008

Harlan, S. L., A. J. Brazel, G. D. Jenerette, N. S. Jones, L. Larsen, L. Prashad and W. L. Stefanov. 2008. In the shade of affluence: The inequitable distribution of the urban heat island. Research in Social Problems and Public Policy 15:173-202. (link )

2007

Jenerette, G. D., S. L. Harlan, A. J. Brazel, N. S. Jones, L. Larsen and W. L. Stefanov. 2007. Regional relationships between surface temperature, vegetation, and human settlement in a rapidly urbanizing ecosystem. Landscape Ecology 22(3):353-365. (link )

2006

Harlan, S. L., A. J. Brazel, L. Prashad, W. L. Stefanov and L. Larsen. 2006. Neighborhood microclimates and vulnerability to heat stress. Social Science & Medicine 63(11):2847-2863. DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2006.07.030. (link )

Kirby, A. M., S. L. Harlan, L. Larsen, E. J. Hackett, B. Bolin, A. L. Nelson, T. R. Rex and S. Wolf. 2006. Examining the significance of housing enclaves in the metropolitan United States of America. Housing, Theory and Society 23(1):19-33. DOI: 10.1080/14036090500435995. (link )

Larsen, L. and S. L. Harlan. 2006. Desert dreamscapes: Landscape preference and behavior. Landscape and Urban Planning 78(1-2):85-100. (link )

2004

Larsen, L., S. L. Harlan, B. Bolin, E. J. Hackett, D. Hope, A. M. Kirby, A. L. Nelson, T. R. Rex and S. Wolf. 2004. Bonding and bridging: Understanding the relationship between social capital and civic action. Journal of Planning Education and Research 24(1):64-77. (link )

1987

Markham, W. T., S. L. Harlan and E. J. Hackett. 1987. Promotion opportunity in organizations: Causes and consequences. Research in Personnel and Human Resources Management 5:223-287.

1985

Harlan, S. L. and E. J. Hackett. 1985. Federal job training programs and employment outcomes: Effects by sex and race of participants. Population Research and Policy Review 4:235-265. (link )

Book Chapters

2013

Grimm, N. B., C. L. Redman, C. G. Boone, D. L. Childers, S. L. Harlan and B. L. Turner II. 2013. Viewing the urban socioecological system through a sustainability lens: Lessons and prospects from the Central Arizona–Phoenix LTER Program. Pp. 217-246 In: Singh, S. J., H. Haberl, M. Chertow and M. Mirtl eds., Long Term Socio-Ecological Research. Springer.

2010

Ruddell, D. M., S. L. Harlan, S. Grossman-Clarke and A. Buyantuyev. 2010. Risk and exposure to extreme heat in microclimates of Phoenix, AZ. Pp. 179-202 In: Showalter, P. S. and Y. L. eds., Geospatial Techniques in Urban Hazard and Disaster Analysis. Springer-Verlag.

Warren, P. S., S. L. Harlan, C. G. Boone, S. B. Lerman, E. Shochat and A. P. Kinzig. 2010. Urban ecology and human social organization. Pp. 172-201 In: Gaston, K. J. ed., Urban Ecology. Cambridge University Press and the British Ecological Society.

Posters

2017

Wright, M. K., P. C. Chakalian, L. C. Kurtz, L. E. Watkins, S. L. Harlan, M. Georgescu and D. M. Hondula. 2017. Extreme heat and power failures: Understanding household-scale risks. Poster presented at the 19th Annual Central Arizona-Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research All Scientists Meeting and Poster Symposium, 13 January 2017, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link )

2015

Ruiz, B., S. Waters and S. L. Harlan. 2015. Connecting community values with climate change adaptation though a school greening program. Poster presented at the Decision Center for a Desert City Annual Poster Symposium, April 27, 2015, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

2014

Li, X., Y. Ouyang, B. Turner II, S. Harlan and A. Brazel. 2014. Parcel-level land architecture and land surface temperature in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Poster presented at the 16th Annual CAP LTER Poster Symposium and All Scientists Meeting, January 17, 2014, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link )

Li, X., Y. Ouyang, B. L. Turner II, S. L. Harlan and A. J. Brazel. 2014. The impact of the parcel-level land architecture on land surface temperature in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. Poster presented at the AGU Fall Meeting, December 15-19, 2014, San Francisco, California.

2013

Bleasdale, T., K. Parady, J. Declet-Barreto, D. M. Ruddell, S. L. Harlan and A. J. Brazel. 2013. A web-based interactive timeline of social-environmental change in central south Phoenix: 1860-2012. Poster presented at the 11 January 2013, 15th Annual CAP LTER Poster Symposium and All Scientist Meeting 2013, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link )

Declet-Barreto, J., S. L. Harlan, D. B. Petitti and B. L. Ruddell. 2013. Heat vulnerability in Phoenix, Arizona: Health outcomes, sensitivity, exposure, and coping capacity at the neighborhood scale. Poster presented at the 11 January 2013, 15th Annual CAP LTER Poster Symposium and All Scientist Meeting 2013, Skysong, Scottsdale, Arizona. (link )

Ouyang, Y., E. A. Wentz, B. L. Ruddell and S. L. Harlan. 2013. A multi-scale analysis of single-family residential water consumption in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Poster presented at the 11 January 2013, 15th Annual CAP LTER Poster Symposium and All Scientist Meeting 2013, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link )

2012

Bleasdale, T. H. and S. L. Harlan. 2012. The formation of an urban food desert: Struggle for a just food system in Phoenix, Arizona. 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 )

Ruddell, B. L., D. Jenerette, M. Moustaoui, E. R. Vivoni, W. T. Chow, S. Shaffer, T. J. Volo, C. A. Martin, A. Mahalov and S. L. Harlan. 2012. Modeling the urban climate at the human scale in hot/dry regions. Poster presented at the 3-7 December 2012 Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA.

2011

Bleasdale, T., C. Crouch and S. L. Harlan. 2011. Community gardening in disadvantaged neighborhoods in Phoenix, Arizona: Aligining programs with perceptions. 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 )

Crouch, C., . Phoenix Revitalization Corporat and S. L. Harlan. 2011. Community food resource mapping in central city south, Phoenix: An exploratory study of community capacity building. 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 )

Elser, M. M., T. Ganesh, S. L. Harlan, G. M. Hupton, D. Medina and E. Ortiz. 2011. Creating a cross-disciplinary unit for middle school children on the urban heat island. 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 )

Martin, C. A., S. L. Harlan and J. Declet-Barreto. 2011. Tree naturalization as a means of provisioning ecosystem services in an arid ecosystem. Poster presented at the 7-12 August 2011 96th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Austin, TX.

Ruddell, D. M., E. A. Wentz, A. J. Brazel, J. Declet, P. G. Dixon, P. Gober, S. Grossman-Clarke, S. L. Harlan and S. R. Kelley. 2011. Environmental tradeoffs in a desert city: An investigation of water use, energy consumption, and local air temperature in Phoenix, AZ. 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

Bleasdale, T., C. Crouch and S. L. Harlan. 2010. Community gardening in disadvantaged neighborhoods in Phoenix, Arizona: Aligning programs with perceptions. Poster presented at the 22-25 September 2010 16th Annual International Interdisciplinary Conference on the Environment, Interdisciplinary Environmental Association, Tucson, AZ.

Bleasdale, T., C. Crouch, E. Miles and S. L. Harlan. 2010. Community-based gardening in Phoenix Central City South: Developing a university-nonprofit partnership. Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. Poster presented at the January 14, 2010 12th Annual Central Arizona-Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability.

Declet-Barreto, J., A. J. Brazel, M. Smimizu-Menke, S. L. Harlan and . Sherman Park Neighborhood Assoc. 2010. Linking urban heat island research to community-based greening efforts: Collaborative research in community partnership. Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. Poster presented at the January 14, 2010 12th Annual Central Arizona-Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability.

Ruddell, D., J. Declet-Barreto, S. L. Harlan and S. Grossman-Clarke. 2010. Climate change in an urban desert: Examining the role of vegetation in local temperature variability in Phoenix, AZ. Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. Poster presented at the January 14, 2010 12th Annual Central Arizona-Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability. (link )

2009

Harlan, S. L. 2009. Climate injustice in cities: Neighborhood landscapes and human vulnerability to extreme heat. Tucson, AZ. Invited plenary presentation at the January 16, 2009 Annual Conference of the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture.

Ruddell, D. M., J. Declet, S. L. Harlan, S. Grossman-Clarke and G. Chowell. 2009. Climate change in an urban desert: An examination of vegetation and local temperature variability in Phoenix. Estes Park, CO. Poster presented at 14-16 September 2009 LTER All Scientists Meeting, Integrating Science and Society in a World of Constant Change.

Ruddell, D. M., S. L. Harlan and S. Grossman-Clarke. 2009. Assessing exposure and experience with extreme heat in Phoenix, AZ. Tempe, AZ. Poster presented at 11th Annual Central Arizona-Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research (CAP LTER) Poster Symposium, January 15, 2009, Global Institute of Sustainability. (link )

2008

Ruddell, D. M., S. L. Harlan, G. Luikart and S. B. Lerman. 2008. Public park ecology and nieghborhood crime: Assessing resident perceptions of crime and park quality. Poster presented at 10 January 2008 CAP LTER 10th Annual Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Warren, P. S., S. B. Lerman and S. L. Harlan. 2008. Do people notice birds?. Poster presented at 10 January 2008 CAP LTER 10th Annual Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

2007

Ruddell, D. M. and S. L. Harlan. 2007. Exposure and resources to cope with extreme heat: Phoenix as a human habitat in summer. Poster presented at the February 17, 2007 Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, San Francisco, CA. (link )

Ruddell, D. M. and S. L. Harlan. 2007. Phoenix as a human habitat in summer: Exposure and resources to cope with extreme heat. Poster presented at the January 10, 2007 CAP LTER Ninth Annual Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

Ruddell, D. M., S. B. Lerman, G. Luikart and S. L. Harlan. 2007. Public park ecology and neighborhood crime: assessing resident perceptions of crime and park quality. Poster presented at the October 2007 Association of American Coast Geographers Annual Meeting, Long Beach, CA.

2006

Grimm, N. B., C. L. Redman, J. M. Briggs, C. Gries, M. M. Elser, B. Bolin, J. O. Allen, S. L. Harlan, S. H. Faeth, J. M. Anderies, J. C. Stutz, C. A. Martin, P. K. Westerhoff, R. Arrowsmith, J. A. Zehnder, J. Wu and A. P. Kinzig. 2006. Central Arizona -- Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research (CAP LTER) Project. Poster presented at the September 20-23 LTER All Scientist Meeting, YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park, CO.

Larson, K. L., R. Servis, D. G. Casagrande, E. Farley-Metzger, S. L. Harlan, L. Larsen and S. T. Yabiku. 2006. Landscape preferences in the arid Southwest: Comparative results from the Phoenix Area Social Survey and North Desert Village. Poster presented at the 19 January 2006 CAP LTER 8th Annual Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

Ruddell, D. M., A. Gustafson, J. S. Walker and S. L. Harlan. 2006. Plans for the 2006 Phoenix area social survey. Poster presented at the 19 January 2006 CAP LTER 8th Annual Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

Ruddell, D. M., A. Gustafson, J. S. Walker and S. L. Harlan. 2006. The Phoenix area social survey (PASS): New possibilities for LTER cross-disciplinary research in the social and ecological sciences. Poster presented at the September 20-23 LTER All Scientist Meeting, YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park, CO. (link )

2005

Farley Metzger, E. A., S. T. Yabiku, P. Gober, D. G. Casagrande, C. L. Redman, N. B. Grimm and S. L. Harlan. 2005. Initial findings of the North Desert Village landscaping experiment: The green, green grass of home. Poster presented at the 19 January 2005, CAP LTER Seventh Annual Poster Symposium, International Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

Prashad, L., A. J. Brazel, J. S. Golden, B. C. Hedquist, S. L. Harlan and D. Sherwood. 2005. Remote sensing and climate from north to south in CAP LTER. Poster presented at the 19 January 2005 CAP LTER Seventh Annual Poster Symposium, International Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

2004

Farley Metzger, E. A., S. T. Yabiku, P. Gober, D. G. Casagrande, C. L. Redman, N. B. Grimm and S. L. Harlan. 2004. North Desert Village landscape experiment monitoring human-environment interactions. Poster presented at the 23 February 2004 Sixth Annual CAP LTER Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University. Tempe, AZ. (link )

Harlan, S. L., A. J. Brazel, D. Jenerette, N. S. Jones, L. Larsen, L. Preshad and W. L. Stefanov. 2004. Neighborhood ecosystems: Human-climate interactions in a desert metropolis. Poster presented at the 23 February 2004 Sixth Annual CAP LTER Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University. Tempe, AZ. (link )

Prashad, L., W. L. Stefanov, A. J. Brazel and S. L. Harlan. 2004. Defining temperature and vegetation connections at neighborhood and regional scales in Phoenix, Arizona, using remotely sensed and ground-based measurements. Poster presented at the 23 February 2004 Sixth Annual CAP LTER Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University. Tempe, AZ. (link )

Warren, P. S., D. Hope, S. L. Harlan, A. M. Kirby, D. G. Casagrande, N. S. Jones and A. P. Kinzig. 2004. Correlated ecological and social variation in the urban landscape: Exploring potential causes and consequences. Poster presented at the 23 February 2004 Sixth Annual CAP LTER Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University. Tempe, AZ.

2003

Harlan, S. L. 2003. Neighborhood ecosystems. Invited poster presentation at 14-17 September 2003, Biocomplexity in the Environment Awardees Conference, Arlington, VA.

Harlan, S. L., B. Bolin, E. J. Hackett, D. Hope, A. M. Kirby, L. Larsen, A. L. Nelson, T. R. Rex, S. Wolf and T. Jones. 2003. Community and environment in a desert metropolis. Presented at February 19, 2003, CAP LTER Fifth Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

Jones, T., A. J. Brazel, C. Eisinger, S. L. Harlan, B. C. Hedquist, S. E. Grineski, D. Jenerette, L. Larsen, M. A. Lord, J. Parker, L. Prashad, N. J. Selover, W. L. Stefanov and D. Zeigler. 2003. Neighborhood ecosystems: Human-vegetation-climate interactions in a desert metropolis. Poster presented February 19, 2003, CAP LTER Fifth Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

Prashad, L., W. L. Stefanov, A. J. Brazel and S. L. Harlan. 2003. Defining temperatures and vegetation connections at neighborhood and regional scales in Phoenix, Arizona, using remotely sensed and ground based measurements. Poster presented at 8-12 December 2003, AZENet Conference, Casa Grande, AZ.

2002

Nelson, A. L., S. L. Harlan, D. Sicotte and F. Yang. 2002. Labor market dynamics in a postindustrial city: A spatial and sectoral analysis of employment changes in the Phoenix MSA. Poster presented at January 17, 2002, CAP LTER Fourth Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

2001

Harlan, S. L., A. L. Nelson, E. J. Hackett, A. M. Kirby, B. Bolin, K. Pijawka, T. R. Rex and D. Hope. 2001. Phoenix area social survey: Long-term monitoring of social interaction, and environmental change in urban neighborhoods. Poster presented at the January 19, 2001, CAP LTER Third Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe AZ. (link )

Nelson, A. L. and S. L. Harlan. 2001. Labor market dynamics in a postindustrial city: A spatial and sectoral analysis of employment changes in the Phoenix MSA. Poster presented at the January 19, 2001, CAP LTER Third Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe AZ. (link )

2000

Harlan, S. L., A. L. Nelson, E. J. Hackett, B. Bolin, A. M. Kirby and K. Pijawka. 2000. Phoenix area social survey. Poster presented at 2-4 August 2000, Long-Term Ecological Research: Unifying Principles and Global Applications, LTER All Scientists Meeting, Snowbird, UT.

Nelson, A. L. and S. L. Harlan. 2000. Labor market dynamics in a postindustrial city: A spatial and sectoral analysis of employment changes in the Phoenix MSA. Poster presented at 19 January 2000, CAP LTER Second Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

Nelson, A. L., S. L. Harlan, T. D. Hogan, T. R. Rex, E. J. Hackett, B. Bolin, E. Sadalla, K. Pijawka, E. K. Burns and A. M. Kirby. 2000. Phoenix area social survey. Poster presented at 19 January 2000, CAP LTER Second Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

Presentations

2016

Li, X., A. J. Brazel, A. Middel, S. L. Harlan and B. L. Turner II. 2016. The combined impact of land architecture and socio-economic factors on surface urban heat island effects in Phoenix, Arizona. Presentation at the American Association of Geographers 2016 Annual Meeting, March 29-April 2, 2016, San Francisco, CA. (link )

2012

Ruddell, D. M., S. L. Harlan, S. Grossman-Clarke and G. Chowell. 2012. Scales of perception: Public awareness of regional and neighborhood climates. Presented February 25, 2012 at the AAG 2012 Annual Meeting, New York, NY, February 24-28, 2012.

2010

Harlan, S. L. 2010. Health, cities, inquiry and action. Presented February 18, 2010 at Energy and Climate Research: Opportunities for Collaboration between U.S. and German Research Organizations. Sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy.

Harlan, S. L. 2010. Urban vulnerability and adaptation to climate change: A coupled natural and human systems approach. Presented March 11, 2010 at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Sponsored by the Sociology Department and The Natural Hazards Center.

Harlan, S. L. 2010. Urban vulnerability and adaptation to climate change: A coupled natural and human systems approach. Presented March 25, 2010 at the University of Kansas. Sponsored by C-Change (Climate Change and Nature in the Global Environment) IGERT Program and the Institute for Policy & Social Research.

Ruddell, D. M., S. L. Harlan, G. Chowell and H. Morales. 2010. Heat-related mortality: A case study on Phoenix, AZ. Presented April 15, 2010 at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Washington, D.C.

Ruddell, D. M., S. L. Harlan, J. Declet and P. Gober. 2010. Human health and heat stress: An analysis of neighborhoods in metropolitan Phoenix, AZ. Presented January 20, 2010 at the 90th American Meteorological Society Conference, Atlanta, GA.

White, D. D., K. L. Larson, P. Gober, S. L. Harlan and A. Y. Wutich. 2010. Divergent perspectives on water resource sustainability in a public–policy–science context: A tripartite conceptual model of human-ecological judgments. Presented June 7, 2010 at ISSRM 2010, the 16th International Symposium on Society and Resource Management, Corpus Christi, Texas.

2009

Harlan, S. L. 2009. The climate of cities and community health. San Francisco, CA. Invited presentation at August 8-11, 2009 thematic session on Climate Change and Threatened Communities at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association.

Harlan, S. L. 2009. The Phoenix laboratory: Collaborative, Interdisciplinary, and translational research on heat and health. Boulder, CO. Invited presentation at the July 12-17, 2009 National Center for Atmospheric Research Third Biannual Workshop on Climate and Health.

Harlan, S. L., G. Chowell, D. M. Ruddell and H. Morales. 2009. Heat-stress and hospital admissions: A case study on Phoenix, AZ. Presented October 3, 2009 at the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers Conference, San Diego, CA.

Ruddell, D. M., S. L. Harlan, G. Chowell and W. Bannister. 2009. Heat-related mortality: A case study on Phoenix, AZ. Presented December 8, 2009 at the Society for Risk Analysis Conference, Baltimore, MD.

Ruddell, D. M., S. L. Harlan and S. Grossman-Clarke. 2009. Scales of perceptions: Public awareness of regional and neighborhood climate change. Presented at the January 2009 89th American Meteorological Society Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

Ruddell, D. M., S. L. Harlan, E. A. Wentz and S. Grossman-Clarke. 2009. Climate change and urban vulnerability: Recommendations from Phoenix, AZ. Presented at the April 2009 Association of American Geographers Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

2008

Harlan, S. L. 2008. Double jeopardy: Urban Heat islands and global warming. Boston, MA. Presentation at the August 1-4, 2008 Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association.

Harlan, S. L. 2008. Urban heat island, urban forestry, and human health in desert cities. Presented at the May 16, 2008 17th Annual Desert Horticulture Conference, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

Wilhelmi, O., M. Hayden, S. L. Harlan, D. M. Ruddell, K. Komatsu, B. England and C. Uejio. 2008. A framework for spatial assessment of local level vulnerability and adaptive capacity to extreme heat. San Francisco, CA. Presentation at the December 15-19, 2008 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting.

2007

2007. Household water consumption in an arid city: Affluence, affordance, and attitudes. Presented August 11, 2007 at the 102nd annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, New York, NY.

Brazel, A. J., S. L. Harlan, W. L. Stefanov, D. Jenerette, L. Larsen and N. S. Jones. 2007. Shaping of neighborhood microclimates. Presented at the August 6-10, 2007 Ecological Restoration in a Changing World at the 92 Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America in conjunction with the Society for Ecological Restoration 18th International Conference, San Jose, CA.

Harlan, S. L. 2007. Household water consumption in an arid city: Affluence, affordance, and attitudes. Presented December 6, 2007 at First Thursdays, Orcutt | Winslow Architects, Phoenix, AZ.

Harlan, S. L., S. T. Yabiku, L. Larsen and A. J. Brazel. 2007. Household water consumption in an arid city: Affluence, affordance, and attitudes. Presented at the August 10-13, 2007 Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, New York, NY.

2006

Harlan, S. L., A. J. Brazel, L. Prashad, W. L. Stefanov and L. Larsen. 2006. Neighborhood environments and vulnerability to heat stress. Presented August 11, 2006 at the 101st annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Montreal, Canada.

Harlan, S. L., A. J. Brazel, L. Preshad, W. L. Stefanov and L. Larsen. 2006. Neighborhood environments and vulnerability to heat stress. Presented at the August 6-11 2006 91st Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Montreal, Canada.

2005

Larsen, L., R. W. Marans, G. Carter III, A. Gocman and S. L. Harlan. 2005. Residential quality in Detroit and Phoenix: An exploration of factors influencing mobility in declining and growing metropolitan areas. Presented at the Environmental Design and Research Association meeting, Vancouver, Canada.

2004

Harlan, S. L., A. J. Brazel, W. L. Stefanov, L. Larsen, S. E. Grineski, N. S. Jones, J. Parker and L. Prashad. 2004. Inequality for the 21st century: Social class, ethnicity, and vulnerability to climate change. Presentation 15-18 April 2004 at the Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Harlan, S. L., A. J. Brazel, W. L. Stefanov, L. Prashad, S. E. Grineski, T. Jones and J. Parker. 2004. An interdisciplinary investigation of social class, ethnicity, and exposure to urban climate change. Presentation at the Globalization and the Environmental Justice Movement Symposium, Tucson, AZ.

2003

Harlan, S. L. 2003. Neighborhood ecosystems project, CAP LTER. Presented at 21 September 2003 LTER All Scientists Meeting, Seattle, WA.

Kirby, A. M., S. L. Harlan, B. Bolin, E. J. Hackett, L. Larsen, T. R. Rex and S. Wolf. 2003. Building walls, building community? A preliminary examination of common-interest neighborhoods in Phoenix. Presented at the June 2003 second annual Hawaiian International Conference in Social Sciences.

Larsen, L. and S. L. Harlan. 2003. The wealth of neighborhoods: Exploring the concept of neighborhood capital. Presented at the Third Joint Congress of the ASCP and AESOP, Leuven, Belgium. July 12, 2003, Leuven, Belgium.

2000

Harlan, S. L. and A. L. Nelson. 2000. Labor market trends in Phoenix: Preliminary findings. Presented at U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission, Regional Office, December 2000, Phoenix, AZ.

Nelson, A. L. and S. L. Harlan. 2000. Labor market dynamics in a postindustrial city: A spatial and sectoral analysis of employment changes in the Phoenix MSA. Paper presented at the 12-16 August 2000, 95th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Washington, D.C.

Conference Papers

2004

Stefanov, W. L., L. Prashad, C. Eisinger, A. J. Brazel and S. L. Harlan. 2004. Investigation of human modifications of landscape and climate in the Phoenix, Arizona, metropolitan area using MASTER data. Pp. 1339-1347 Istanbul, Turkey. Invited presentation at the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 20th Quadrennial Conference. . (link )

Reports

2007

Harlan, S. L., M. Budruk, A. Gustafson, K. L. Larson, D. M. Ruddell, V. K. Smith, A. Y. Wutich and S. T. Yabiku. 2007. Phoenix area social survey 2006 highlights: Community and environment in a desert metropolis. Center for Environmental Studies, ASU. Central Arizona - Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research Series 4, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State Uni. (link )

2003

Harlan, S. L., L. Larsen, T. R. Rex, S. Wolf, E. J. Hackett, A. M. Kirby, B. Bolin, A. L. Nelson and D. Hope. 2003. The Phoenix Area Social Survey: Community and environment in a desert metropolis. Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University.. Central Arizona - Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research Contribution Series 2. (link )

Working Papers

2015

Smith, V. K., S. L. Harlan, M. McLaen, J. Fishman, C. Valcarcel and M. Nation. 2015. Compassion or cash: Evaluating survey response incentives and valuing public goods. NBER Working Paper Series 21288. DOI: 10.3386/w21288. (link )