Position title: Associate Professor, Geography and Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies
550 N. Park Street
425 Science Hall
Madison, WI 53706
Asligül Göçmen’s current research program contributes to the broader questions of the relationship between land development and environmental performance, and the effectiveness of policies, processes, and plans in helping create environmentally sustainable (urbanized) landscapes. A central theme in her work is the importance of stakeholders and understanding human dimensions (i.e., the values, attitudes, knowledge, and practices of stakeholders) about environmental sustainability and alternative residential development patterns and how these human dimensions influence land development patterns. Her current research projects include an investigation of planner and plan commissioners’ perspectives on environmentally sustainable residential development and an examination of conservation subdivisions for wildlife habitat connectivity and other ecosystem services. Her work has been featured in significant journals including Journal of the American Planning Association, Journal of Planning Education and Research, Landscape and Urban Planning, and Journal of Environmental Planning and Management.