Department Personnel

Richard Greene

    Richard Greene

       rgreene@niu.edu       

 

Publications, Grants and Presentations

 

 

Publications: Journal Articles, Books, Reports & Reviews, Editorships, and Media Appearences

Journal Articles

Greene, R. P. and Chen, X. , 2011, Geo-visualizing China’s Changing Urban Hierarchy: 1985 to 2005.  Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Geoinformatics, Shanghai, China (Published by IEEE, 10.1109/GeoInformatics.2011.5980993), 1-4. (Refereed)

Review of Richard Florida, The Great Reset.  Annals of the Association of American Geographers 101 (2011) 698-700.

Greene, R. P. and Wang, S., 2010, Identifying High Amenity Zones in the U.S. and China with Advanced GIS Techniques.  Proceedings of the Eighteenth International Conference on Geoinformatics (EI Indexed Proceedings). (Refereed)

Greene, R. P., 2010, "GIS in Urban Planning." Encyclopedia of Geography. SAGE Publications.
http://www.sage-ereference.com/geography/Article_n515.html

Forstall, R. L., Greene, R. P., and Pick, J. B., 2009, Which are the largest?  Why published lists of major urban areas vary so greatly. Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geographie, 100, 277-297. (Refereed)

Sarkar, A., and Greene, R., “Trade Area Analysis for a Hispanic Bridal Magazine,” Business Educators Track, ESRI Business GIS Summit Proceedings, San Diego CA, 2009.

Greene, R. P., Urban Peripheries as organizers of what remains of the center: Examining the evidence from Los Angeles and Chicago. Urban Geography, (2008) 29, 138-153.

Conzen, M. P. and Greene, R. P., Introduction – All the world is not Los Angeles, nor Chicago: Paradigms, schools, archetypes, and the urban process. Urban Geography, (2008) 29, 97-100.

Greene, R.P. , Platt, J., and Jimerson, N., (2008) “Introducing GIS to Small Businesses through an MBEC: The Case of the Inland Empire Minority Business Enterprise Center,” in Academic Proceedings of 2008 ESRI Business GIS Summit, Edited by M. Perry and J. B. Pick.  Redlands, CA:  The University of Redlands (2008) 104-124.  (Refereed)

Review of John Hudson, Chicago: A Geography of the City and its Region.  The Professional Geographer, 60 (2008) 296-298.

Greene, R. P. and Piet, P., The contribution of amenities to metropolitan growth in the Great Plains. Forum of the Association of Arid Lands Studies, (2007) 23, 50-73. (Refereed)

Greene, R. P. and J. Stager. “A Summary of the Techniques and Methods of GIS.” In Geographic Information Systems in Business. (2005) 36-78.

Panah, A. I. and R.P. Greene. “Role of Remote Sensing, Geographic Information Systems, and Telemetry in Wildlife Disease Investigation.” In Wildlife Diseases: Applications of Remote Sensing and GIS (ISBN 0-945809-19-0). (2005) Chapter 30: 429-434.

Greene, R. P. "A Strategy for Integrating GIS." In Strategic Alliance: To Advance Technological Education through Enhanced Mathematics, Science, Technology, and English Education at the Secondary Level (ISBN 1-56377-070-9). (2004) 334-340.

Forstall, R. L., R.P. Greene, and Pick, J.B., Which are the largest? Why published populations for major world urban areas vary so greatly,” City futures: an international conference on globalism and urban change, published on conference website http://www.uic.edu/cuppa/cityfutures/program.html, in Session 3.4 – Urban data and policy analysis in a global world. (July 2004): 1-42.

Greene, R.P., “The Nation’s Latest and Most Extreme Growth Corridor: Los Angeles to Las Vegas,” Forum of the Arid Lands Studies, 19 (2003): 1-4.

Greene, R.P. "Urban Development and Open Land Transformations on the Edges of Los Angeles," Forum of the Association of Arid Lands Studies, 18 (2002) 36-41.

Greene, R.P. "Rangeland to Cropland Conversions as Replacement Land for Prime Farmland Lost to Urban Development," The Social Science Journal, 38 (2001) 543-555.

Greene, R.P., "Urban Expansion of Chicago: The Late Post-Suburban Period," Hamburg and its Sister Cities. (2001).

Greene, R.P. "Recent Literature on Arid Lands: A Review Essay," The Social Science Journal, 38 (2001) 641-648.

Piet, P. and R.P. Greene, "Population Growth and the Transportation Link: Large City Comparisons Between the Humid East and Arid West," Forum of the Association of Arid Lands Studies, 16 (2000) 45-52.

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Grants

Village of Carol Stream, IL, “GIS Design & Implementation,” Director, 2004-2011.

DuPage County ETSB 9-1-1, “GIS Data Editing and Acquisition for Emergency Response System,” Director, 2006-2009.

American Farmland Trust, “A National Assessment of Working Lands at Risk: Farming on the Edge 4,” Director, 2008.

Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, “Land-use change detection using classified satellite imagery,” Director, 2008.

DuPage County ETSB 9-1-1, “GIS Data Editing and Acquisition for an Emergency Response System,” Director, 2006/2008.

Village of Carol Stream, IL, “GIS Design & Implementation,” Director, 2004/2008.

Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission, “Regional Land Use Inventory: 2005 Update,” Director, 2006/2007.

Village of River Forest, IL, “Development of a GIS Suitable for all Departments,” Director, 2000/2007.

National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education Program, “Prototype Lessons for an Introductory Geographic Information Science Course,” Director (Sub-award through Cambridge Studios, Inc.), 2005/2006.

American Farmland Trust, “A GIS Aggregation of the National Resource Inventory to Congressional District Boundaries,” Director, 2005.

Kane County Regional Office of Education, “Extending the GIS Model for West Aurora School District to the Batavia and Burlington School Districts,” Director, 2004/05.

Kane County Regional Office of Education, “GIS Applications for the West Aurora School District,” Director, 2004.

Village of Carol Stream, IL, “A GIS Needs Assessment,” Director, 2004.

The Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission, “GIS Development of a 2000 Regional Land Use Inventory,” Director, 2003/2004.

City of Palos Hills, IL, “A GIS Solution for Project Management in the Public Works Department,” Director,2003/2004.

City of Crystal Lake, IL, “Development of a GIS for the Planning and Engineering Departments,” Director, 2002/2003.

Village of Hoffman Estates, IL, “GIS Design and Development for Hoffman Estates, IL” Director,1999/2003.

Lake Carroll, IL, “A Recreational Land Study and Needs Assessment,” Director,2002.

American Farmland Trust, “Farming on the Edge III,” Director, 2000/2002.

Byron Fire Protection District, IL, “Spatial Technology Innovations for the Byron Illinois Fire Protection District,” Director, 2000/2002.

City of Geneva, IL, “A GIS Needs Assessment,” Director, 2000/2002.

Cambridge Studios, Inc., “Web Based Geographic Education Exercises: Edge City Modules,” Director, 2000/2001.

City of Elmhurst, IL, “A Digital Map of Building Foot Prints” Director, 2000.

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Books

Greene, R. P. and Pick, J. B., 2012, Exploring the Urban Community: A GIS Approach (2nd Edition).  Upper Saddle River, NJ:  Prentice Hall.

Greene, R. P., Bouman, M. J., and Grammenos, D., eds., 2006, Chicago’s Geographies: Metropolis for the 21st Century. Washington, DC: Association of American Geographers.

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Reports and Reviews

Greene, R. P., “Land Use Change Detection Using Classified Satellite Imagery,” a final report submitted to the Chicago Metropolitan Planning Agency, July 2008.

Review of John Hudson, Chicago: A Geography of the City and its Region. The Professional Geographer, 60 (2008) 296-298.

Review of John Hudson, Chicago: A Geography of the City and its Region. The Professional Geographer, 60 (2008) 296-298.

Review of Harry W. Richardson and Chang-Hee Christine Bae, Urban Sprawl in Western Europe and the United States. Growth and Change, 36 (2005) 448-452.

Review of David Halle, New York & Los Angeles: Politics, Society, and Culture A Comparative View. Journal of Regional Science, 45 (2005) 458-461.

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Editorships

The Social Science Journal, Book Review Editor, three year term beginning 1 January 2006.

The Social Science Journal, Guest Editor of Special Issue on Arid Land Studies, 38, No. 4, 2001.

Forum of the Association of Arid Lands Studies, Editor, 16, 2000.

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Professional Presentations

“Spatial and Functional Relationships of High Amenity Zones to Downtowns.”  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, New York City, NY, February 2012.

“Dimensions of Community Change in Chicagoland.”  Key note speech for Geographic Awareness Week Department of Geology/Geography Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL, November 2011.

“Changing Spatial Distribution of Greater Chicago’s Hispanics: 2000-2010.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the West Lakes Division of the Association of American Geographers, Chicago, IL, November 2011 (with E. DeMuynck).

“Dimensions of Urban Sprawl in the Chicago Region.”  Presentation to the Northern Illinois University Notables Brown Bag Lecture Series, DeKalb, IL, October 2011.

“Dimensions of Urban Sprawl in the Chicago Region.”  Presentation to the Northern Illinois University Geography Colloquium Series, DeKalb, IL, September 2011.

“Geo-visualizing China's Changing Urban Hierarchy: 1985 to 2005.”  Paper presented at the Nineteenth International Conference on Geoinformatics, Shanghai, China, June 2011 (with X. Chen).

“Development of a GIS Model to Target Critical Non-Point Source Pollution Areas.”  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Seattle, WA, April 2011 (with L. Emili).

“Comparing the spatial dynamics of home sales in Chicago and Los Angeles, 2000-2010.”  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Seattle, WA, April 2011 (with P. Piet).

“Forecasted Increases in Housing Density and its Relationship to Median Farm Size in Urban-Fringe and Exurban Counties.”  Annual meeting of the West Lakes Division of the Association of American Geographers, Macomb, IL, October 2010 (with A. Shaw).

“Identifying High Amenity Zones in the U.S. and China with Advanced GIS Techniques.”  Paper Presented at the Eighteenth International Conference on Geoinformatics, Beijing, China, June 18-20, 2010 (with S. Wang).

“Urban Regeneration in USA and China:  Reinventing the City Center and High Amenity Zones.”  Qingdao University, Invited Speaker to the Department of Geography, Qingdao, China, June 2010.

“Urban Regeneration in America and China:  Reinventing the City Center and High Amenity Zones.”  Sun Yat-sen University (Zhuhai Campus), Invited Speaker to the Department of Geography, Zhuhai Campus, China, June 2010.

“Re-Examining the Debate about Converting Prime Farmland to Urban Land in the Humid East and Replacing it with Former Rangeland in the Arid West.” The Western Social Science Association, Reno, NV, April, 2010.

“Amenities as Drivers of Urban Growth: High Amenity Zones in the U.S. and China.”  Paper Presented at the Sixteenth International Seminar on Urban Form (ISUF), South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China, September, 2009.

“Globalization’s Impact on the Inland Empire’s Industrial Geography: Focus on Small Business Dynamics” (with Jerry Platt).  Presented at the Twenty-Ninth ESRI International User-Conference, San Diego, CA, July 13-17, 2009

“Trade Area Analysis for a Hispanic Bridal Magazine” (With Avijit Sarkar).  Presented at the Twenty-Ninth ESRI International User-Conference, San Diego, CA, July 13-17, 2009.

“Amenities as Drivers of Urban Growth: High Amenity Zones in the U.S. and China.”  Guangxi University, Invited speaker to the School of Public Administration, Nanning, China, November 2008.
 
“Urban Regeneration:  High Amenity Zones in the U.S. and China.”  Guangzhou University City, Invited speaker to the Department of Geography, Guangzhou, China November 2008.

“Introducing GIS to Small Businesses through an MBEC: The Case of the Inland Empire Minority Business Enterprise Center.” ESRI GIS Business Summit, Chicago, IL, April 2008 (withJ. Platt and N. Jimerson).

“A GIS Analysis of the Inland Empire’s Industrial Geography: Focus on Small Business Dynamics.” Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Boston, MA, April 2008 (with J. Platt).

“Exurban Growth: The Case of the Inland Empire.” The Western Social Science Association, Denver, CO, April, 2008.

“Chicago’s changing class and race geography.” Pierre de Vise Memorial Lecture, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), Chicago, November 2007.

“Amenities as drivers of growth in the global city: Creative Industries and High Amenity Zones.” International Geographical Union, Cities for Tomorrow Conference, Guangzhou, China, August, 2007.

“Measuring Urban Spatial-Structure Differences Across International Borders: the case of the U.S. Mexico Border.” International Conference on Cities and Borders, Macau, August 2007.

“Amenities as drivers of urban growth: a comparison of spatial statistical measures.” University of Texas, Dallas, May 2007.

“Amenities and urban growth: intra urban and inter urban approaches, a tribute to urban geographer John Adams.” Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, CA, April 2007.

“Exurban growth and cultural amenities: sustaining population on the Great Plains.” The Western Social Science Association, Calgary, Canada, April, 2007.

“The Geography of Employment Centers and High Amenity Zones of Los Angeles and Chicago.” Sun Yat-sen University (ZSU), Invited speaker to the School of Geography and Planning, Guangzhou, China, April 2007.

“Hurricane Katrina and the Human Migration Aftermath.” Second Institute of Oceanography, State Oceanic Administration, P.R. of China, Hangzhou, March 2007.

“A challenge to the LA School from a Chicago Visitor.” Invited presentation to the colloquium series of the Department of Geography at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles California, January 2007.

“The spatial restructuring of Chicago’s new immigrants: a GIS analysis.” Invited presentation to the Immigration Speaker Series on Immigration, the University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, January 2007.

“The Contribution of Amenities to Metropolitan Growth in the Great Plains.” Annual meeting of the West Lakes Division of the Association of American Geographers, Lincoln, NE, October 2006 (with P. Piet).

“Exurban Development and its Consequences for Land-Cover Transitions in the West.” The Western Social Science Association, Phoenix, AZ, April, 2006.

“Urban Geography Specialty Group Plenary: A Debate on the Chicago and LA Schools of Urban Studies on Chicago’s Home Court.” Co-organizer and Panelist at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Chicago, IL, March 2006.

“Job Growth Trends in the Employment Centers of Los Angeles: 1990 to 2000.” Annual meeting of the Southeast Division of the Association of American Geographers, West Palm Beach, FL, November 2005.

“The Public Policy Interface between International Migration and Sprawl: The Case of Elgin, IL Latinos.” Annual meeting of the West Lakes Division of the Association of American Geographers, Iowa City, WI, November 2005 (with E. Demuynck)

“Exurban Development and its Consequences for Land-Cover Transitions in the West.” Invited presentation to the colloquium series of the Department of Geography at Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, September 9, 2005.

“New Exurban Development Patterns in a Long Established Transport Corridor of the Western United States, Salt Lake City to Los Angeles.” The Association of American Geographers annual meeting in Denver, CO, April 6, 2005 (with J.B. Pick and J.C. Stager)

“Exurban development patterns around Albuquerque and New Mexico’s other Metropolitan Areas.” The Western Social Science Association, Albuquerque, NM, April 13, 2005.

“A New Teaching Paradigm for Urban Geography: Integrating GIS with urban theory and concepts.” Annual meeting of the West Lakes Division of the Association of American Geographers, October 2004, Osh Kosh, WI. (with J.B. Pick)

“Which are the Largest? Why Published Populations for Major World Urban Areas Vary So Greatly.” Presented at the International City Futures conference in Chicago, IL, July 8-10, 2004 (with R.L. Forstall and J.B. Pick)

“Western U.S. Land Use Change: Urban Growth in an Arid Context,” Invited paper presentation to Department of GIS and Cartography in the School of Land Resources at Chang’ An University, July 2004, Xian China.

“Urban Development Comparisons between Chicago and Los Angeles.” Presented at the Association of American Geographers annual meeting in Philadelphia, PA, March 14-19, 2004 (with J.B. Pick)

“Exurban Development Trends between Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Salt Lake City: Characteristics of Low Density Human Settlement Patterns.” Presented at the Western Social Science Association annual meeting, April 2004, Salt Lake City, UT.

“A Global and Regional View of Farmland Conversion.” Invited Keynote Address to the Kane-DuPage Soil and Water Conservation District’s Annual Meeting, February 2004, Sugar Grove, IL.

“The Nation’s Latest and Most Extreme Growth Corridor: Los Angeles to Las Vegas.” Western Social Science Association annual meeting. April 2003, Las Vegas, NV.

“Suburban Growth Trends in the Greater Chicago Area from 1940 to 2000: A Functional Classification of the Suburbs.” Association of American Geographers annual meeting. March 2003, New Orleans, LA.

“A National Perspective on Farmland Conversion: Recent Evidence from the 1997 NRI.” Association of American Geographers annual meeting, March 2002, Los Angeles, CA.

“Open Land Conversions in the Western States: 1982 to 1997.” Western Social Science Association annual meeting, April 2002, Albuquerque, NM.

“Urban Form and Land Use Change Considerations for Ecology.” Department of Biology Colloquium Series, Northern Illinois University, March 2002.

“Cropland to Urban Land Conversions Versus Rangeland to Cropland Conversions: 1982 - 1997," Presented at the Western Social Science Association annual meeting, April 2001, Reno, NV.

“Natural Resources and Land-Use Awareness Issues for the Consideration of LaSalle County’s First Countywide Zoning Ordinance,” Presentation to the La Salle County Soil & Water Conservation District, March 2001.

“Representing Land Conversion in a GIS at the National, Regional, and Local Levels.” Presented at the Program for GIS and Archaeology Conference, March 2001, Argonne National Laboratory, IL.

“A Chicago Region and National Perspective on Sprawl,” Presentation to the Kiwanis Club, December 12, 2001, DeKalb, IL 2001.

“Population Growth and the Transportation Link: Large City Comparisons Between the Humid East and Arid West," Presented at the Western Social Science Association annual meeting, April 2000, San Diego, CA.

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Media Appearances

“Which is the world’s biggest city?” BBC World Service’s More or Less Radio Program, interview aired on January 28, 2012.  http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00n1j58#synopsis

“The world’s biggest cities: How do you measure them?”  BBC News Magazine, January 28, 2012.  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-16761784

“New eateries reflecting more immigrants of Fox Valley,” The Courier News, Elgin, August 9, 2011.

“What’s New at NIU: Mapping 2010 Census and Chicago’s changing suburban ranks” 1360 WLKB Radio, interview aired on June 20, 2011.

“Naperville prepares to enter a new, more stable, stage in its history,” Naperville Sun, Naperville, June 16, 2011.

“Geographer analyzes Tri-City population,” Geneva Republican, Geneva, June 9, 2011.

“Burbs flex muscle in new congressional map,” Daily Herald, Arlington Heights, June 6, 2011.

“Room to grow gives Joliet chance to pass Aurora in population,” Beacon News, Aurora, June 6, 2011.

“Joliet as 2nd largest Illinois city?  Analysis says it could happen,” Joliet Herald, Joliet, May 29, 2011.


“Spreading out: fastest growing areas are the ring around the collar, the suburbs beyond those immediately surrounding Cook County,”  Illinois Issues, University of Illinois Springfield, May 2011.

“Illinois’ second city: Aurora unseats Rockford as it nears the 200,000 population mark,” Chicago Tribune, March 23, 2011.

“What will revitalize the downtown economy: Students compare and contrast Riverside with other Metra Towns,” The Landmark, October 14, 2009.

“The New Downtown: from crime, blight, strip clubs to lofts and penthouses, in 30 short years: How the great transformation occurred,” Crain’s Chicago Business, March 31, 2008, p. 41.

“Location, location, location: how Chicago companies are finding great ones, dealing with local ones, and changing how we all think of place,” Crain’s Chicago Business, June 18, 2007.

“Gini out of the Bottle: What Inequality means for Chicago’s Economy,” Crain’s Chicago Business, August 28, 2006.

“Computer comes to aid of Dist. 301,” Daily Herald, February 12, 2005.

“New Technology keeps Kane Schools up-to-date,” Daily Herald, November 1 2004.

“Kane County makes progress on Farmland Preservation,” Kane County Chronicle, February 27, 2004.

"Helping Hands: GIS Played a Critical Role in the Aftermath of September's Terrorist Attacks," Government Technology, January 2002.

"Home Depot's Opening is Far from Routine," The Beacon News, December 6, 2001.

"Diversity is Gaining," Chicago Sun Times, April 8, 2001.

"Bet you'd never guess this pop. Quiz answer," Chicago Sun Times, April 3, 2001.

"GIS, I-Net comes a step closer to reality," Kane County Chronicle, February 13, 2001.

"1990s saw rapid expansion, minority growth in the area," The Courier News, Elgin, March 15, 2001.

"NIU prof among social scientists chasing numbers interpretations," The Courier News, Elgin, March 25, 2001.

"County board goes out in field to study zoning," News Tribune, Ottawa, March 2, 2001.

"Chicago sprawl spreads to La Salle County farmland," Marseilles, March 2, Vol. 157, No. 52, 2001.

"Living on the Edge," Northern Now, Fall 2001.

"Suburban Sprawl: advantages and problems of Chicago suburban growth," National Public Radio, interview aired on Eight Forty-Eight Program, October 31, 2001.

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