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David H. Kaplan

I have long been interested in aspects and geographic manifestations of ethnic identity. This has led to extensive research on 1) urban segregation patterns in cities around the world, including its relationship to housing finance and economic opportunity; and 2) national identity, borderlands, and separatist movements.

In addition, I am studying the consequences of global urbanization, mortgage lending, urban planning and design, and sustainable transportation issues.

I have also served as editor of National Identities for twelve years.  Recently I spent a year as the Visiting Chair of Geopolitics at the University of Paris 8 
Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities
  • “Transportation Sustainability on a University Campus.”  International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2014.
  • Urban Geography, with S. Holloway, third edition.  John Wiley and Sons.  2014.
  • “Ethnicity, Poverty and Place within a Parisian Neighborhood” with C. Recoquillon.  The Geographical Review, 2014.
  • ”Geopolitics : la géopolitique dans le monde anglo-américain” with F. Douzet.  Herodote 146-147 (2012) pp. 237-252.
  • Human Geography. with J. Malinowski. McGraw-Hill. 2012.
  • “Prospects for Poor Neighborhoods in the Broadband Era:  Neighborhood Level Influences on Technology Use at Work" with K. Mossberger. Economic Development Quarterly.  2012.
  • “How Geography Shapes National Identities” with G. Herb.  National Identities 13:4 (2011)
  • “Research in Ethnic Segregation III: Segregation Outcomes” with F. Douzet. Urban Geography 32:4 (2011), 589–605.
  • Cambridge World Atlas, with G. Herb and M. Monmonier. Cambridge University Press, 2010.
  • "Saisies immobilières et prêts à taux variables dans les quartiers: quelques exemples américains".  Hérodote 132 (2009), 81-103. 
  • "An Analysis of the Relationship between Housing Foreclosures, Lending Practices, and Neighborhood Ecology: Evidence from a Distressed County" with G. Sommers.  The Professional Geographer 61:1  (2009), 101-120.  
  • Nations and Nationalism: A Global Historical Overview (4 volumes) with G. Herb. ABC-CLIO.   2008.
  • "Traffic Congestion on a University Campus: A Consideration of Unconventional Remedies To Nontraditional Transportation Patterns." with T. Clapper.  Planning for Higher Education 36:1 (2007), 28-39.  
  • Landscapes of the Ethnic Economy, with W. Li (eds). Rowman and Littlefield.  2006.
  • Boundaries and Place: European Borderlands in Geographical Context, with J. Hakli (eds). Rowman and Littlefield. :2002.
  • Nested Identities, with G. Herb (eds). Rowman and Littlefield. :1999.
David H. Kaplan
Department of Geography
440 Mcgilvrey Hall
Phone: 330-672-3221
Fax: 330-672-4304