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
,h5.Turner, V. Kelly and Galletti, Christopher. (Forthcoming) Do sustainable urban designs generate more ecosystem services? A Case Study of Civano, Tucson, Arizona, USA. The Professional Geographer.
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, V. Kelly and Ibes, Dorothy C. 2011. The Impact of Homeowners Associations on Residential Water Demand Management in Phoenix, AZ. Urban Geography, 32(8):1167-1188.
Ellin, Nan and Turner, V. Kelly. 2010. Recycling the City: Darning Downtown Phoenix. Critical Planning, 17:155-173.