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Mark Carper

Mark Carper


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Mark Carper has returned to university studies, and he is a second-year graduate student at the University of Cincinnati’s Master’s in Community Planning. His focus is on environmental/sustainable design and planning, and his graduate thesis addresses policy application of resilience capacity modeling. He holds a Certificate of Permaculture Design, and he is an active member and inhabitant of Cincinnati’s Enright Ridge Urban Ecovillage, where he serves on the Executive Board. 

Prior to his move to Ohio, he served as university faculty in geography, and his interests have included international political economy; processes and effects of globalization; international environmental issues; resource management; interrelationship between society, technology and the environment; social theory and geography; gendered perspectives in geography; and issues of language, ethnicity and identity in the Slavic world. His regional focus has been on Russia and Eastern Europe, with a thematic concentration on socioeconomic transition and with a focus on his adopted territory for research, Bulgaria.

These pursuits have encompassed area studies, language training, and travel. He was the recipient of a Fulbright scholarship (2002-2003) for dissertation research (Household Energy Management Strategies in Bulgaria's Transitioning Energy Sector), served as an exchange student at Lund University, Sweden (1997) where he conducted a portion of the fieldwork for his Masters Thesis (Societal Constructs of the Protected Landscape: A Case Study of Hackeberger Naturvardsomrade, Sweden, and the Buffalo National River, USA) and studied International Environmental Issues, Technological Change and Innovations: Tracking Trends and Forecasting the Future, and Environment, Technology, and Society, and participated in Board of European Students of Technology (BEST) Summer Program in Environmental Case Studies in Kosice, Slovak Republic; July 1997.


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Mark Carper joined the Climate CoLab communityMar 2, 2015