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Theodore Lim

Assistant Professor, Urban Affairs and Planning (UAP)
Theodore Lim
140 Otey St
Blacksburg, VA 24061
  • Ph.D., City & Regional Planning, University of Pennsylvania, 2017
  • M.S., Environmental Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University (China), 2011
  • B.A., Immigrant Studies, Swarthmore College, 2007
  • Environmental planning
  • Environmental data and models in decision-making processes
  • Water resources and hydrology
  • SPIA 2005/2006: Introduction to Urban Analytics
  • SPIA 2104: Urban Analytics for Decision-Making
  • SPIA 4464: Data and the Art of Policy-Making and Planning
  • SPIA 4854: Urban Infrastructure
  • UAP 5125: Planning Studio: Real World Problems and Solutions
  • "Examining privilege and power in US urban parks and open space during the double crises of antiblack racism and COVID-19" Socio-Ecological Practice Research, with Fushcia Hoover (2020)
  • “Rocky Steps towards Adaptive Management and Adaptive Governance in Implementing Green Infrastructure at Urban Scale in Philadelphia.” Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, with David Hsu and Ting Meng (2020)
  • "Model emulators and complexity management at the environmental science-action interface" Environmental Modelling & Software (2020)
  •  “Use of the McHargian LUSA in agricultural research and decision-making in the age of non-stationarity and big earth observation data.” Socio-Ecological Practice Research (2019)
  • “Assessing variability and uncertainty in green infrastructure planning using a high-resolution surface-subsurface hydrological model and site-monitored flow data,” with C. Welty, Frontiers of the Built Environment (2018)
  • “An empirical study of spatial-temporal growth patterns of a voluntary residential green infrastructure program,” Journal of Environmental Planning and Management (2017)
  • “Effects of spatial configuration of imperviousness and green infrastructure networks on hydrologic response in a residential sewershed,” with C. Welty, Water Resources Research (2017)
  • “Predictors of urban variable source area: a cross-sectional analysis of urbanized catchments in the United States,” Hydrological Processes (2016)
  • Green Infrastructure 2.0
  • Open data portals, information accessibility and smart communities
  • Integrated carbon and water cycle planning
  • Agriculture and rural planning
  • Climate change mitigation
  • Green infrastructure planning and implementation
  • Water resources management and impacts of land use on hydrology
  • Data science and “big data” applications in urban and environmental planning