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Jean-Michel Guldmann, PhD

  • Professor Emeritus, City and Regional Planning Section
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Jean-Michel Guldmann is Professor Emeritus of City and Regional Planning at the Knowlton School, where he has taught from 1977 to 2012, and served as Interim Director from 2005 to 2007.  He has a Masters in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the Ecole des Mines, Nancy, France, and a PhD in Urban and Regional Planning from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel.  He has taught courses on optimization, decision analysis, and population/economic forecasting techniques, and on energy and regional analysis and modeling.  He has supervised to successful completion the dissertations of 29 PhD students, including 4 students since his retirement in 2012.  Dr. Guldmann maintains Graduate Faculty status, and is available for advising new PhD students.  He has been awarded membership in Ohio State Emeritus Academy, which includes 3% of emeriti faculty who maintain active research and scholarship programs. 

Dr. Guldmann’s research interests focus on the economic analysis and modeling of energy systems (natural gas, electricity, solar, geothermy), the urban heat island, air pollution and non-point source water pollution, trans-boundary water allocation and water supply under climate change, earthquakes and land-use, urban systems modeling (growth boundaries, population and employment densities, city general equilibrium, urban dynamics, retail policy, traffic safety), telecommunications demand and costs, and data mining.  He has published a book on air pollution Industrial Location and Air Quality Control: A Planning Approach (John Wiley), 78 peer-reviewed journal articles, and 2 book chapters.

Selected Publications

A Spatial Panel Approach to the Statistical Assessment of Seismic Impacts and Economic Damages: Case Study of Taichung, Taiwan, Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, Vol. 57, 2016, pp. 178-188 (with C.-H. Wang).

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Do Your Neighbors Affect Your Bicycling Choice?  A Spatial Probit Model for Bicycling to The Ohio State University, Journal of Transport Geography Vol. 42, 2015, pp. 122-130 (with C.-H. Wang and G. Akar).

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Land-Use Regression Panel Models of NO2 Concentrations in Seoul, Korea, Atmospheric Environment, Vol. 107, 2015, pp. 364-373. (with Y. Kim).

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A Land-Use Allocation Optimization Model to Mitigate Potential Seismic Losses, Environment and Planning B, Vol. 42, 2015, pp. 730-753 (with C.-H. Wang).

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The Urban Heat Island in High-Density Central Cities: A Multi-Scale Spatial Statistical Analysis, Landscape and Urban Planning, Vol. 125, 2014, pp. 76-88 (with B. Chun).

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Urban Containment Policies and Urban Growth, International Journal of Urban Sciences, Vol. 18(3), 2014, pp. 309-326 (with M. Woo).

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Retail Location and Urban Resilience: Towards a New Framework of Retail Policy, S.A.P.I.E.N.S.Vol. 6 (1), 2014, pp. 1-12 (with B. Ozuduru).

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Employment Distribution and Land-Use Structure in the Columbus Metropolitan Area, Journal of Urban Planning and Development – ASCE, published online: September 26, 2014. (with J. Lu).

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Land-Use Planning and the Urban Heat Island, Environment and Planning B, Vol. 41, 2014, pp. 1077-1099 (with J-P. Kim).

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