Faculty Profile

Lauren Fischer

Title
Visiting Assistant Professor
Department
Public Administration
College
College of Health and Public Service

    

Education

PhD, Columbia University, 2019.
Major: Urban Planning
Degree Specialization: Transportation and Economic Development
Dissertation Title: The Transport Planning Process: A Political and Institutional Analysis
MPA, DePaul University, 2008.
Major: Public Administration
Degree Specialization: Urban and Community Development
Dissertation Title: A Kaleidoscope of Culture: Measuring Diversity in Chicago's Neighborhoods
BA, Indiana University, 2004.
Major: Political Science and Sociology

Current Scheduled Teaching*

No current or future courses scheduled.

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

PADM 4170.001, Methods in Urban Planning Research and Analysis, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
PADM 4170.002, Methods in Urban Planning Research and Analysis, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
PADM 4180.001, Urban Planning Studio, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
PADM 3210.001, Population Demographics and Urban Planning, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
PADM 3210.002, Population Demographics and Urban Planning, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
PADM 2120.001, Introduction to Urban and Regional Planning, Spring 2020 Syllabus
PADM 4170.001, Methods in Urban Planning Research and Analysis, Spring 2020 Syllabus
PADM 5300.001, Introduction to Planning, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
PADM 3210.001, Population Demographics and Urban Planning, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Book
Sclar, E., Baird-Zars, B., Fischer, L., Stahl, V. E. (2019). Zoning: A Guide for 21st-Century Planning, 1st Edition (Paperback) - Routledge. (1), . New York: Routledge. https://www.routledge.com/Zoning-A-Guide-for-21st-Century-Planning-1st-Edition/Sclar-Baird-Zars-Ames-Fischer-Stahl/p/book/9781138593886
Fischer, L., Sclar, E., Stahl, V., Baird-Zars, B. (2019). Zoning: A Guide for 21st Century Planning. 1, 276. New York: Routledge. https://www.routledge.com/Zoning-A-Guide-for-21st-Century-Planning/Sclar-Baird-Zars-Fischer-Stahl/p/book/9781138593886
Book Chapter
Fischer, L. (2019). Zoning, Transport and Urban Growth: An Institutional Perspective. Zoning: A Guide for 21st Century Planning. 1, . New York: Routledge. https://www.routledge.com/Zoning-A-Guide-for-21st-Century-Planning/Sclar-Baird-Zars-Fischer-Stahl/p/book/9781138593886
Fischer, L., Sclar, E., Lönnroth, M., Wolmar, C., Sclar, E. (2016). Value Capture: Why We May be Dissappointed. Improving Urban Access: New Approaches to Funding Transport Investment. London ; New York, NY: Routledge.
Journal Article
Zavar, E., Fischer, L. Fractured landscapes: The racialization of home buyout programs and climate adaptation. Other.
Fischer, L., Ray, R. S., King, D. A. (2020). Who Decides? Toward A Typology of Transit Governance. Urban Science. 5(1), 16. Basel: MDPI. https://www.mdpi.com/journal/urbansci
Fischer, L. A. (2019). Value Capture In Situ: Participation, Evaluation, and Signaling in Kansas City, MO. Journal of Planning Education and Research. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Sage.
Fischer, L., Stahl, V., Baird-Zars, B. (2018). Unequal Exceptions: Zoning Relief in New York City, 1998-2017. Journal of Planning Education and Research. Sage.
Fischer, L., King, D. (2018). Long Term Land Use Effects of New Rail Investment: Lessons from San Diego. Urban Science. 2(1), . Basel: MDPI.
Fischer, L., Schwieterman, J. (2017). The S-Curve of Technological Adoption: Mobile Communication Devices on Commuter Trains in the Chicago Region, 2010–2015. 20(2), 1 - 18.
Fischer, L., King, D. (2016). Streetcar Projects as Spatial Planning: A Shift in Transport Planning in the United States. 54, 383-390.
Schwieterman, J., Fischer, L. (2012). Competition from the curb: survey of passengers on discount curbside bus operators in eastern and midwestern US cities. Other. 2277(1), 49--56.
Schwieterman, J., Fischer, L. (2012). Competition from the curb: survey of passengers on discount curbside bus operators in eastern and midwestern US cities. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. (2277), 49--56.
Schwieterman, J. P., Fischer, L. (2011). Privacy Invades Public Space: The Growing Use of Portable Electronic Technology on Intercity Buses, Trains and Planes. Other. 14.
Fischer, L., Schwieterman, J. P. (2011). The Decline and Recovery of Intercity Bus Service in the United States: A Comeback for an Environmentally Friendly Transportation Mode?. Environmental Practice. 13(1), 7--15.
Fischer, L., Schwieterman, J. P. (2011). The Decline and Recovery of Intercity Bus Service in the United States: A Comeback for an Environmentally Friendly Transportation Mode?. Environmental Practice. 13(01), 7--15. http://journals.cambridge.org/abstract_S1466046610000694
Schwieterman, J. P., Fischer, L., Ghoshal, C., Largent, P., Netzel, N., Schulz, M. (2011). The intercity bus rolls to record expansion: 2011 update on scheduled motor coach service in the United States. Other.
Fischer, L., Schwieterman, J. (2011). Variations in the Rates of Passenger Usage of Portable Technology on Intercity Buses, Trains and Planes: Implications for Transportation Planning. Other. 78(1), 65.
Schwieterman, J. P., Fischer, L., Smith, S., Towles, C. (2007). The return of the intercity bus: the decline and recovery of scheduled service to American cities, 1960-2007. http://trid.trb.org/view.aspx?id=865815
Ph.D. Thesis
Fischer, L. (2019). The Transport Planning Process: A Political and Institutional Analysis. Columbia University.

Awarded Grants

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Grant - Research
Prybutok, G. L. (Co-Principal), Prybutok, G. L. (Co-Principal), Fischer, L. (Co-Principal), "Exploratory Study on Human-Robotic Adoption and Interaction for Frisco Personal Delivery Device Deployment and building uses cases of mobile data for future multimodal transportation in Frisco," Sponsored by McNatt Institute for Logistics Research., Local, $10000 Funded. (September 2020 – Present).
Fischer, L., Andrew, S. A. (Co-Principal), "Tools for Participatory Science: Pilot Project in Denton, Texas," Sponsored by Office of Research and Innovation, University of North Texas, $9000 Funded. (August 2020 – Present).
Champlin, S., Fischer, L., Liang, L., "Empowering and Mobilizing Communities: Examining the Intersection of Public Perceptions, the Built Environment, and Air Quality Levels to Foster Environmental Health Literacy," Sponsored by Office of Research and Innovation, University of North Texas, $5500 Funded. (December 1, 2020June 30, 2021).
Fry, M., Fischer, L., "Exploring Environmental Governance in Urban Ecosystems: Municipal Landscaping Regulations in DFW," Sponsored by ADVANCED eNVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE (AERI) summer seed funding, University of North Texas, University of North Texas, $7500 Funded. (January 2021August 2020).
Grant - Service
Andrew, S. A. (Principal), Fischer, L. (Principal), Kelly, A. (Principal), Jang, H. S., Lund, A. (Principal), Champlin, S. (Co-Principal), Liang, L. (Principal), "PARSci Faculty Network Mentoring," Sponsored by UNT Office of Faculty Success, University of North Texas, $4300 Funded. (January 1, 2021January 1, 2022).
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