Dr. John Stehlin's presentation entitled, "Highway Removal Projects, Urban Development Politics, and Spatial Justice in the United States and Spain," focuses on urban political economy, mobility and transportation infrastructure, and questions of spatial justice. He teaches economic geography, qualitative research methods, and environmental political economy and is the author of Cyclescapes of the Unequal City: Bicycle Infrastructure and Uneven Development (University of Minnesota Press, 2019).
Dr. Marcia Hale's presentation entitled, "Cities as Instruments of Human Security? Water, food and trauma within environmental and climate injustice," seeks to understand complex systems and to guide social change toward positive peace by addressing injustice and social brutalities – essentially asking the question: How do we live together better? She is especially interested in how cities can serve as agents of global human security. Her research sits at the nexus of global environmental change, environmental justice, migration, water and agriculture.