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Laxmi Ramasubramanian
Position: Associate Professor
Campus Affiliation: Hunter College
Phone: (212) 772-5594
Degrees/Diplomas: PhD, University of Wisconsin, 1998
Research Interests: Public participation, GIS, environment-behavior studies, South Asia
Laxmi Ramasubramanian is an architect and city planner. Laxmi’s research examines both theoretical and pragmatic implications associated with the use of digital technologies such as GIS to support participatory planning and community decision-making. She is working on two book projects, one focused on sustainability and the other on urban data/information visualization in addition to her regular teaching duties at Hunter College where she has taught since 2004. As part of a larger team working with the newly formed Science and Resilience Institute, Laxmi has recently completed a research project that investigated community resilience practices in Jamaica Bay communities. Laxmi has recently been appointed co-Deputy Director of the CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities.

Recent Publications:
Ramasubramanian, L (in press) Engaging Vulnerable Populations Using Participatory Mapping: Lessons Learned and Guidelines for Community Advocates and Transportation Planners, URISA Journal, 26, 2.

Ramasubramanian, L (2011). Public Participation GIS implementation and the transformation of US planning practice, in T. Nyerges, R. McMaster, & H. Couclelis (Eds.), Handbook of GIS & Society, London: Sage, pp. 400 – 422.

Ramasubramanian, L (2010). Geographic Information Science and Public Participation. Heidelberg, Germany: Springer-Verlag.

Affiliations: CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities CUNY Institute for Urban Systems