Dr. Alec Foster
Felmley Hall Annex FSA 430
Monday 2-4pm, Wednesday 1-3pm, or by appointment
- Awards & Honors
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.
205.001Environment, Resources, and Sustainability
287.009Independent Study - Geography
Ph D Geography and Urban Studies
University of South Florida
BA Environmental Studies
New College of Florida
Research Initiative Award
Illinois State University
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., Dunham, I., & Bukowska, A. An environmental justice analysis of urban tree canopy distribution and change. Journal of Urban Affairs (2022): 16.
Foster, A., Olson, A., Dunham, I., & Kunches, D. Documenting Land Use Practices in South Kensington, Philadelphia. Illinois Geographer 62.1 (2021): 49-69.
Foster, A. Volunteer Urban Environmental Stewardship, Emotional Economies of Care, and Productive Power in Philadelphia. Sustainability 2021, 13, 7867. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13147867
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.
Planting Justice? The Environmental Justice Impacts of Urban Tree Planting Campaigns. American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting. American Association of Geographers. (2023)
An environmental justice analysis of urban tree canopy distribution and change. Annual Meeting of the Illinois Geographical Society. (2022)
An environmental justice analysis of urban tree canopy distribution and change in Philadelphia. Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences Annual Conference. (2022)
The Impact of Revitalization on Access to Nature: Analyzing Greenspace Change in South Kensington, Philadelphia. University Research Symposium. Illinois State University. (2022)
There Goes the Neighborhood? Understanding Rapid Socioecological Change in Philadelphia. American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting. American Association of Geographers. (2022)
Mapping Detroit’s Lines of Desire: Green Infrastructure, Vacant Land, & Mobility in the Motor City. Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers. (2021)
Planting Justice? Procedural Urban Forest Environmental Justice in Philadelphia. Applied Geography Conference. (2021)
Planting Justice? Sustainability, Urban Forests, and Environmental Justice in Philadelphia. Illinois Geographical Society 81st Annual Meeting. Illinois Geographical Society. (2021)
Terra Nullius or Terra Incognita: Land Use Analysis of Greenspace in Olde Kensington Philadelphia. University Research Symposium. Illinois State University. (2021)
Volunteered Geographic Information, Urban Forests, and Environmental Justice. Collaborative Urban Forests Webinar Series. SLU (Swedish Lifesciences University) Urban Futures. (2021)
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)