About Prof. Deal
I am actively engaged in teaching and research on issues broadly relating to sustainability and planning. My scholarship includes the study of planning from an energy conservation perspective, urban land use transformation and modeling, planning for climate change, and approaches that enable communities to make better (more sustainable) decisions. I am the Director of the Illinois Smart Energy Design Assistance Center (SEDAC) and Director of the Landuse Evolution and impact Assessment Model (LEAM) laboratory.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BS in Architectural Studies, 1983
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, MA in Architecture, 1997
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Planning, 2003
Research and publications
Deal, B. Sustainable Land-Use Planning: The Integration of Process and Technology (Saarbrücken, Germany: VDM Publishing, 2008).
Deal, B., H. Pan, and Y. Zhaung. “Modeling Land-use Change in Complex Urban Environments,” in Comprehensive Geographic Information Systems, eds. B. Huang, T. Cova, M.H. Tsou, G. Bareth, C. Song, Y. Song, K. Cao, and E. Silva (Elsevier, 2017).
Deal, B., and Y. Gu. "Resilience Thinking Meets Social-Ecological Systems (SESs): A General Framework for Resilient Planning Support Systems (PSSs)." Journal of Digital Landscape Architecture (2018): 200-207.