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Michelle Stuhlmacher

  • Assistant Professor
  • ​​​PhD
  • Geography
  • Faculty
  • GIS
  • 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 planning more sustainable and equitable 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.

​​Courses Offered:

GEO 242 GIS II: Community GIS​​​
GEO 243 Remote Sensing I
GEO 442 GIS for Sustainable Urban Development            ​                                                                                                          GEO 343 Remote Sensing II

Selected Publications:

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. 

Stuhlmacher, M., Patnaik, S., Streletskiy, D., and Taylor, K. (2019). “Cap-and-trade and emissions clustering: A spatial-temporal analysis of the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme". Journal of Environmental Management. DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.109352. 

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