Maria Conroy Published in JAPA on Sustainability
Associate Professor of City and Regional Planning Maria Conroy and Dr. Jessica P. Wilson (PhD ’20) have published “Are we there yet? Revisiting ‘Planning for Sustainable Development’ 20 years later” in the Journal of the American Planning Association.
In 2020, Berke and Conroy demonstrated that plan policies did not promote sustainability principles strongly or in a balanced fashion. Has this changed in the intervening years? We conducted a longitudinal analysis of the policies in the updated versions of the plans in Berke and Conroy using their coding framework, comparing scores with the original plans. We found that most of the updated plans from the original study locations have an overarching sustainability vision, though this did not result in consistently higher sustainability scores.
Read more at the Journal of the American Planning Association