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Michelle Stuhlmacher

  • Assistant Professor
  • ​​​PhD
  • Geography and GIS
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  • Faculty
  • 773-325-3292

  • 990 West Fullerton,​​ 4th Floor, #4512​             ​​
    Chicago, IL 60614


Ph.D., Arizona State University
M.A., Arizona State University                                                                                                                                                              ​​​B.A., George Washington University​​    
Dr. Stuhlmacher’s research employs satellite imagery to measure green space and its social and environmental impacts on urban systems. Satellite and aerial imagery provide a view from above on the current and historic distributions of green space--essential information for designing more equitable and sustainable cities. Dr. Stuhlmacher’s current work includes:
1) examining the role of green space in social processes such as gentrification and public health;
2) quantifying the impact green space configuration (e.g., spatial pattern) has on urban systems globally; and 
3) a community engaged green space project in Pilsen, Chicago.
Read more about these and other ongoing projects here.

​​Courses Offered:
GEO 242 GIS II: Community GIS
GEO 243 Earth Observation I
GEO 442 GIS for Sustainable Urban Development                                                  
GEO 343/443 Earth Observation II

Selected Publications:
Crowley, M.A., Stuhlmacher, M., Trochim, E.D., Van Den Hoek, J., Pasquarella, V.J., Szeto, S.H., Howarth, J.T., Platt, R., Roy, S., Tellman, B., Chakraborty, T.C., Ignatius, A., Cherrington, E., Markert, K., Wu, Q., Madhusudan, M.D., Mayer, T., Cardille, J.A., Erickson, T., Moore, R., Clinton, N.E., and Saah, D.S. (2023) "Pillars of cloud-based Earth observation science education". AGU Advances. DOI: 10.1029/2023AV000894​

​Stuhlmacher, M., Kim, Y., and Kim, J.E. (2022). “The role of green space in Chicago’s gentrification”. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening. DOI: 10.1016/j.ufug.2022.127569.

Stuhlmacher, M., Georgescu, M., Turner, B.L. II., Hu, Y., Goldblatt, R., Gupta, S., Frazier, A.,
Kim, Y., Balling, R.C. and Clinton, N. (2022). “Are global cities homogenizing? An assessment
of urban form and environmental implications”. Cities. DOI: 10.1016/j.cities.2022.103705.

Stuhlmacher, M., Andrade, R., Turner, B.L. II, Frazier, A. and Li, W. (2020). “Environmental outcomes of urban land systems change: Comparing riparian design approaches in the Phoenix metropolitan area". Land Use Policy. DOI: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2020.104615. 

Uludere, N., Stuhlmacher, M., Smith, J.P., Clinton, N., and Georgescu, M. (2019). “Urban agriculture’s bounty: Contributions to Phoenix’s sustainability goals”. Environmental Research Letters. DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/ab428f.

Clinton, N. Stuhlmacher, M., Miles, A., Uludere, N., Wagner, M., Georgescu, M., Herwig, C., and Gong, P. (2018). “Global geospatial ecosystem services estimate of urban agriculture". Earth's Future. DOI: 10.1002/2017EF000536. 

Goldblatt, R., Stuhlmacher, M., Tellman, B., Clinton, N., Hanson, G., Georgescu, M., Wang, C., Serrano-Candela, F., Khandelwal, A., Cheng, W., and Balling, R. (2018). “Mapping urban land cover: A novel machine learning approach using Landsat and Nighttime Lights". Remote Sensing of Environment. DOI: 10.1016/j.rse.2017.11.026. 

See the full list of Dr. Stuhlmacher's publications on Google Scholar​