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Wayne State University (Academia)


Dr. Richard Smith

Wayne State University (Academia)

Richard Smith, PhD areas of expertise include sustainable community development, ecocities, & ecosocial work, technology in communities and organizations, urban neighborhood change, and poverty, inequality and comparative social policy. In Detroit he works with community-based organizations on Detroit's East Side to plan ways to mitigate basement flooding. Smith's research has been published in Natural Hazards Review, Cities, Risk, Hazards & Crisis in Public Policy, Journal of Urban Affairs, International Journal of Social Welfare, Urban Studies and others. His international work includes serving as a core advisor for Ecocity Builders, Inc. as well as participating in an exchange with the Zurich University of Applied Sciences.

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