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Kelly Turner

Assistant Professor
Dr. V. Kelly Turner’s research is primarily concerned with the environmental outcomes of urban design and the role of social processes in mediating those outcomes. Other research interests include sustainable urban planning, urban ecology, water resource management, and decision-making under uncertainty. Dr. V. Kelly Turner holds a PhD in Geography from Arizona State University. She has extensive interdisciplinary experience through research activities with the Decision Center for a Desert City (NSF-DMUU), Central Arizona Project (NSF-LTER), and the Urban Ecology Program (NSF-IGERT) at Arizona State University.
Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Turner, VK., Benessaiah, K., Warren, S., and Iwaniec, D. Essential Tensions in Interdisciplinary Environment-Society Research Centers (In Revision)

Turner, VK. 2014. Institutional barriers to Sustainable urban Development: A Case Study of Civano in Tucson, Arizona. Cities and the Environment, 7(2):5.

Turner, VK. and Galletti, CS. 2014. Do Sustainable Urban Designs Generate More Ecosystem Services? A Case Study of Civano in Tucson, Arizona. The Professional Geographer.
DOI: 10.1080/00330124.2014.922021

Lerman, Susannah B., Turner, V. Kelly, and Bang, Christopher. 2012. Biodiversity in suburban developments: Homeowners Associations as a vehicle for promoting urban biodiversity. Ecology and Society, 17(4):45.

Turner, VK. and Ibes, DC. 2011. The Impact of Homeowners Associations on Residential Water Demand Management in Phoenix, AZ. Urban Geography, 32(8):1167-1188.

Ellin, N. and Turner, VK. 2010. Recycling the City: Darning Downtown Phoenix. Critical Planning, 17:155-173.

Larson, KL., Hall, SJ., Cook, E., Funke, B., Strawhacker, C., and Turner, VK. 2008. Social-Ecological Dynamics of Residential Landscapes: Human Drivers of Management Practices and Ecological Structure in an Urban Ecosystem Context. Report prepared for the Central Arizona Project Long Term Ecological Research Center (CAP LTER) Arizona State University.

Kelly Turner
Department of Geography
Center for Ecology and Natural Resources Sustainability
Phone: 330-672-9878