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Ralph P. Hall

Professor, Urban Affairs and Planning (UAP)
  • Director, Undergraduate Studies, School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA)
  • Affiliated Faculty, Honors College
Ralph Hall
140 Otey Street
Blacksburg, VA 24060
  • Ph.D., Technology, Management & Policy, MIT, 2006
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, MIT, 2002
  • MEng., Civil Engineering, University of Southhampton, 1999
  • Provision of sustainable water supply services in developing countries
  • Sustainable transportation in developed countries
  • Strategies to transform the industrial state towards sustainable development
  • Inclusive capitalism
  • SPIA 2244 (GEOG 2244): Sustainable Urbanization
  • UAP 1004: Introduction to Carriers in Urban Affairs annd Planning
  • UAP 4914: Seminar in Public and Urban Affairs
  • UAP 5324: Water Supply and Sanitation in Developing Countries
  • UAP 5764: International Development Planning Studio



  • 020 USAID Long-Term Assistance and Services for Research (LASER), Partners for University-Led Solutions Engine (PULSE), [USAID LASER PULSE], “Exploring the Use of Blockchain Technology to Improve Food Security Through African Indigenous Vegetables in Western Kenya.”
  • Title: Convergence HTF: RCN: “Enhancing small and mid-level farm viability through a systems-based research network: Linking technology and sustainable development and practice”
    Description: NSF Research Coordination Networks (RCN) Grant
    Funder name: National Science Foundation
    Funder reference: 1745477
    Amount: USD 499,748
    Principal investigators: Srinivasan D; Niewolny K; Leonessa A
    Start date: 01 Sep 2017
    Status: Active
  • Beloved Community Initiative:
  • Mzuzu Library Initiative:
  • Water Supply and Sanitation in Developing Regions
  • Sustainable Transportation
  • Sustainable Development
  • Improving Data Quality
  • Inclusive Capitalism
  • Technology-Enhanced Learning