Affiliates, Staff, Doctoral and Masters Students, Graduates
Brian Muller is an Associate Professor of Planning and Design in the College of Architecture and Planning and the Faculty Coordinator of the Land Use Futures Lab.
Ray McCall is an Associate Professor of Planning in the College of Architecture and Planning. He specializes in design and planning rationale; design theory and methods; Rich Internet Applications; hypermedia-based computation; software design.
Dr. Wyckoff is a member of the faculty of Geography and Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado Denver Downtown Denver Campus and has specialties in landscape ecology, spatial modeling of wildlife habitat, environmental assessment, remote sensing and geographic information systems. As Director of the Environmental Sciences graduate programs, he is responsible for overseeing an interdisciplinary graduate program where students can earn degrees leading to careers in a variety of professional environmental fields or prepare them for more advanced graduate education.
Stacey Schulte - Project Manager
Stacey Schulte is the project manager for the Land Use Futures Lab in the College of Architecture and Planning at the University of Colorado Boulder/Denver. She holds a Master’s of Science in Resource Policy and Behavior from the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources & Environment and a Master’s of Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Colorado. Ms. Schulte specializes in research related to land use planning and policy. Her work relates to various aspects of public lands planning, open space preservation and the relationship between growth and the environment. Related projects include economic implications of development, funding of protected areas and wildfire mitigation.
Jessica Hernandez - Research Associate
Over the past decade, Jessica’s GIS research interests have focused on using GIS to model transportation linkages defined by environmental and social planning concerns. While working at the GeoPlan Center, a GIS lab at the University of Florida, she created models to identify potential connections between Florida’s large but isolated protected areas. As a long range planner for Jefferson County, Colorado, she worked closely with a technical advisory group to study and develop procedures to mitigate pollutant flow between homeowner septic tanks and drinking water wells in the Rocky Mountains. While a transportation planner at Charlier Associates, Inc, Jessica was involved with the Grand Teton National Park Transportation Plan EIS. The EIS alternatives included introducing bus and bicycle traffic into new areas of the park, and assessing the potential effects.
Her current research is on the BLM Resource Management Plan (RMP) process and the potential for GIS analysis tools and protocols to be used in the development of RMPs and similar plans. Her focus is on developing criteria and models that identify roads that may cause significant erosion and nearby streams that may be a highly valuable resource. The main goal of this research is to develop powerful screening tools that can be used by BLM and other governmental staff in a public planning process.
Michael Hinke - Research Associate
Michael Hinke has an undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies and Geography with a minor in Biology from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a Masters Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from University of Colorado at Denver. Michael’s research interests focus on the development of visualizations and GIS models of human-environment interactions for use in spatial decision support systems. Specifically, Michael is interested in how the application of laws, regulations and policies that govern land use, transportation and the environmental affect patterns of land use. These interests include how the resultant or projected changes in the landscape affect the structure and function of biological communities. Past projects include modeling the cumulative effects of transportation projects and potential transportation investments in terms of environmental justice populations, potential future development and biological resources. Currently, his work focuses on the effect of travel and transportation infrastructure on public lands.
Michael is also an instructor at the University of Colorado, teaching undergraduate courses on the application of computers and computer modeling as a way to support urban and regional and environmental planning. These courses include E-Participation and Web-based Visualization, GIS for Planners, and Computers in Planning.
Yuseung Kim, AICP
Yuseung Kim carries a Bachelors of Science in Urban Planning, and Engineering Degree from Yonsei University in Korea; a Masters Degree in Regional Planning from Cornell University and is currently a PhD student at the University of Colorado Denver. Before he joined the University of Colorado, he was working at the Seoul Development Institute as a planner/researcher.
Mr. Kim’s research interests include ABM (Agent-Based Modeling), urban growth simulation, Pedestrian simulation, Urban Design, Economic development, Sustainable development and GIS technology in planning. A few of the projects He have worked on include modeling of urban growth in Colorado Front Range Area, testing of different policy scenarios for a resort community, simulation of subdivision development pattern using developer location decision factors and the preparation of open space management plans for the BLM.
Chengmin Hsu has extensive training in GIS and remote sensing. He is currently a PhD student at the University of Colorado Denver, majoring in civil engineering systems. His research interest is focused on development of hydrological and environmental modeling through the application of mathematics, physics, and database management technologies on various data. Recently, Mr. Hsu completed a wetland mapping project for CDOT. This project is to locate wetlands in the North Front Range Metropolitan Planning area of Colorado. The process of this project involved many concepts and procedures of GIS and remote sensing including spatial analyst, fuzzy theory, principal component analysis, and multivariate statistics theory.
Currently, he is involved in two research projects: Performing soil moisture modeling research and the high resolution road inventory project. The soil moisture project involves data simulation techniques on distributed hydrologic modeling and application of remote sensing technology on radar and thermal infrared data. This high resolution soil moisture mapping will dramatically enhance the flood warning capability for NOAA and will benefit the decision making quality for watershed managers. The second project is the creation of an ATV trail inventory in open BLM land. This project applies object-based classification techniques on high resolution aerial photos to create a highly accurate social routes database.
Bachelor of Science, Anthropology and Sociology (Wayne State University, Michigan)
Master of Science, Resource Development (Michigan State University, Michigan)
Research Interests: Environmental protection, community regional development and community participation in planning
Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Roorkee University)
Master of Science, Regional and Rural Development Planning (Asian Institute of Technology)
Dissertation Research: Vulnerability to Natural Hazards: Communities at Wildfire Hazard in the Wildland Urban Interface in the Western United States.
Dissertation research supervised by Brian Muller.