I am a broadly trained human-environment geographer. My work seeks to understand processes of urban environmental change, especially in postindustrial cities in the United States.
Ph D Geography and Urban Studies
University of South Florida
BA Environmental Studies
New College of Florida
Foster, A. Igoe, J. 2017. The nature of spectacle: on images, money, and conserving capitalism. Tucson: University of Arizona Press. ISBN 978-0-8165-3044-1; US$29.95. Journal of Political Ecology 26.1 (2019): 2.
Lindquist, M., Campbell-Arvai, V., Foster, A., Sylte, S., & Deatom, F. 3D‐DSS: A NOVEL DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEM FOR COMMUNITY DIRECTED GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE DESIGN. United States Forest Service General Technical Report NRS-P-183 (2018): 286.
Foster, A., & Newell, J. Detroit's lines of desire: Footpaths and vacant land in the Motor City. Landscape and Urban Planning 189 (2019): 260--273.
Foster, A. Volunteer Environmental Stewardship and Affective Labour in Philadelphia. CONSERVATION & SOCIETY 16.1 (2018): 52-63.
Foster, A., Dunham, I., & Kaylor, C. Citizen Science for Urban Forest Management? Predicting the Data Density and Richness of Urban Forest Volunteered Geographic Information. Urban Science 1.3 (2017): 30.
Dunham, I., & Foster, A. Proximate Landscapes of Economic Inclusion in Southeastern Pennsylvania. PROFESSIONAL GEOGRAPHER 67.1 (2015): 132-144.
Foster, A., & Dunham, I. Volunteered geographic information, urban forests, & environmental justice. COMPUTERS ENVIRONMENT AND URBAN SYSTEMS 53 (2015): 65-75.
Documenting Greenspaces in Philadelphia. University Research Symposium. Illinois State University. (2020)
Growing Justice? Tree Canopy Change and Equity in Philadelphia. Illinois Innovation Network (IIN) Research Conference on Sustainability. Illinois Innovation Network (IIN). (2020)
Planting Justice? Sustainability, Urban Forests, and Environmental Justice in Philadelphia. Annual Meeting of the West Lakes Division of the American Association of Geographers. West Lakes Division of the American Association of Geographers. (2020)
Terra Nullius or Terra Incognita? Documenting Land Use Practices in South Kensington, Philadelphia. Illinois Innovation Network (IIN) Research Conference on Sustainability. Illinois Innovation Network (IIN). (2020)
Chicago’s Millennium Park: Finding Nature in the City. The University Research Symposium. Illinois State University. (2019)
Critical Mixed Methods for Participatory Urban Socioecological Research. Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers. (2019)
Terra Nullius or Terra Incognita? Documenting Land Use Practices in Philadelphia. Annual Meeting of the Illinois Geographical Society. (2019)
Grants & Contracts
2018-2019 IGS Research Grant Award. Illinois Geographical Society. State. (2019)
Urban Environmental Change in Detroit and Philadelphia. University Research Grant Program, College of Arts and Sciences, Illinois State University. Illinois State University. (2019)