American Institute of Certified Planners. (2008 - Present).
Urban Affairs Association. (1998 - Present).
American Planning Association. (1995 - Present).
Awards and Honors
Best Faculty Member of 2011-2012, Urban Planning Student Association. (2011 - 2012).
Who's Who in America. (2009 - 2012).
NEURUS / ICURD Program Director, University of California, Irvine. (1999 - 2012).
Network for European and United States Regional and Urban Studies (NEURUS) and International Certificate in Urban and Regional Development (ICURD). 1999- current. International student exchange program between three U.S. institutions and three European institutions (in Vienna, Berlin, and Groningen [Netherlands]). Since 1999, I have facilitated the engagement by more than 25 UCI students in research projects based at European universities and approximately 30 European students' research involvement at UCI.
Best Article, Journal of Urban Affairs. (April 2008).
“Urban Governance at the Nationalistic Divide: Coping with Group-Based Claims.”
Drew, Chace, and Erin Warmington Chair in the Social Ecology of Peace and International Cooperation. (July 1, 2007).
Appointed July 1, 2007 with five-year renewable terms.
Soka Gakkai International--USA Liberty Award. (June 2007).
In recognition of longstanding, meritorious contributions to the building of peace and the happiness of humanity.
Best Paper Award, 36th Annual Meeting of the Urban Affairs Association. (2006).
Paper-- “Urbanism, Conflict, and Transitions.” (327 paper presentations were delivered at the meeting).
Best Paper Prize Nomination. 2006. “Urban Planning and Peace Building”, Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP). (2006).
Best Article in the Journal of the American Planning Association for 2002. (March 2003).
Awarded for “Urban Planning and Inter-Group Conflict: Confronting a Fractured Public Interest.” Volume 68, 1: 22-42. Awarded by American Planning Association, Denver, CO.
Presidential Service Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning. (November 2000).
Faculty Interdisciplinary Research Award, School of Social Ecology and the Social Ecology Associates. (May 1996).
Certificate of Appreciation. Order of Omega, Panhellenic, and Interfraternity Council. (May 1994).
In recognition of commitment and dedication to students and University.
Certificate of Appreciation. Orange County Section, American Planning Association, California Chapter. (June 1993).
In recognition of significant contributions to section's successful operation.
Outstanding Teacher Award, Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning. (1990 - 1991).
Professional Merit Award, Boston Society of Landscape Architects. (1990).
Class project: "Quabbin to Wachusett Wildlife Corridor Study." Contributor and co-instructor.
Invited Guest Lecturer. City Planning Program, School of Public Administration and Urban Studies. (March 1990).
Dissertation Fellowship Award, Graduate School, Office of the Dean. (January 1987 - June 1987).
Rapporteur, Salzburg Seminar. (February 8, 1987 - February 21, 1987).
"The Divided Cities."
Donald and Alice Stone Graduate Student Award for the Best Graduate Student Paper on Intergovernmental Relations, American Society for Public Administration Section on Intergovernmental Administration and Management. (1985).
"An Intergovernmental Perspective on Special District Governments".