Urban Sustainability; Environmental Justice and Health; Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change; Risk, Hazards and Vulnerability; Urban Greening
I am an associate professor in the Geography and Urban Studies Department at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. My research bridges several themes in human-environment and urban geography: the social dimension of sustainability; environmental justice and health; and community resilience to environmental and economic stressors. My recent work has focused on environmental gentrification, the role of vacant land in urban greening efforts, and the impact of environmental justice on urban sustainability planning.
Masucci, M., H. Pearsall, and A. Wiig. [forthcoming]. The Smart City Conundrum for Social Justice: Youth Perspectives on Digital Technologies and Urban Transformations. Annals of the Association of American Geographers.
Anguelovski, I., J. Connolly, M. García Lamarca, H. Cole, and H. Pearsall. [forthcoming]. New scholarly pathways on green gentrification: What does the urban “green turn” mean and where is it going? Progress in Human Geography.
Roman, L. H. Pearsall, T. Eisenman, T. Conway, R. Fahey, S. Landry, J. Vogt, N. van Doorn, J. M. Grove, D. Locke, A. Bardekjian, J. Battles, M. Cadenasso, C. Konijnendijk van den Bosch, M. L. Avolio, A. Berland, D. Jenerette, S. Mincey, D. Pataki, C. Staudhammer. 2018. Human and biophysical legacies shape contemporary urban forests: A literature synthesis. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening 18: 157-168.
Pearsall, H., S. Gachuz, M. Rodríguez Sosa, B. Schmook, H. van der Wal, A. Gracia. 2017. Urban community garden agrodiversity and cultural identity in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Geographical Review. 107(3): 476-495.
Pearsall, H. 2017. Staying cool in the compact city: Vacant land and urban heating in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Applied Geography. 79: 84-92.
Rosan, C. and H. Pearsall. 2018. Growing a Sustainable City? The Question of Urban Agriculture. University of Toronto Press.
Geography of Hazards (ENST 3055)
Environmental GIS (GUS/ENST 4066)
Fundamentals of GIS (GUS/ENVST 3062)
Critical Issues in Globalization, Social Justice, and Sustainability (GUS 8031)