Chris Fowler

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Associate Professor, Geography

Research Summary

Research examines the outcomes of local planning and economic development policies and local spending decisions to better understand how local policy decisions affect different groups, particularly the poor. Current research is focused on neighborhood and regional population movements in response to land use and economic development policy choices in U.S. cities.

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Recent Publications

Change in the Spatial Clustering of Poor Neighborhoods within U.S. Counties and Its Impact on Homicide: An Analysis of Metropolitan Counties, 1980-2010

Baumer, E. P., Fowler, C., Messner, S. F. & Rosenfeld, R., 2021, (Accepted/In press) In: Sociological Quarterly.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Day time, night time, over time: geographic and temporal uncertainty when linking event and contextual data

Folch, D. C., Fowler, C. S. & Mikaelian, L., Dec 2021, In: Environmental Health: A Global Access Science Source. 20, 1, 51.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Proximity to sources of airborne lead is associated with reductions in Children's executive function in the first four years of life

Gatzke-Kopp, L. M., Warkentien, S., Willoughby, M., Fowler, C., Folch, D. C. & Blair, C., Mar 2021, In: Health and Place. 68, 102517.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Bridging the gap between geographic concept and the data we have: The case of labor markets in the USA

Fowler, C. S. & Jensen, L., Oct 1 2020, In: Environment and Planning A. 52, 7, p. 1395-1414 20 p.

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Who are the People in my Neighborhood? The “Contextual Fallacy” of Measuring Individual Context with Census Geographies

Fowler, C. S., Frey, N., Folch, D. C., Nagle, N. & Spielman, S., Apr 1 2020, In: Geographical Analysis. 52, 2, p. 155-168 14 p.

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Key assumptions in multiscale segregation measures: How zoning and strength of spatial association condition outcomes

Fowler, C. S., Nov 1 2018, In: Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science. 45, 6, p. 1055-1072 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

“Planning Dissonance” and the Bases for Stably Diverse Neighborhoods: The Case of South Seattle

Lumley-Sapanski, A. & Fowler, C. S., Mar 1 2017, In: City and Community. 16, 1, p. 86-115 30 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Reassessing and Revising Commuting Zones for 2010: History, Assessment, and Updates for U.S. ‘Labor-Sheds’ 1990–2010

Fowler, C. S., Rhubart, D. C. & Jensen, L., Apr 1 2016, In: Population Research and Policy Review. 35, 2, p. 263-286 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Segregation as a multiscalar phenomenon and its implications for neighborhood-scale research: The case of South Seattle 1990-2010

Fowler, C. S., Jan 2 2016, In: Urban Geography. 37, 1, p. 1-25 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review