PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES*
Boyer, Robert H.W. 2017. Recreational Cycling as a “Gateway” Practice for Utility Cycling in Charlotte, North Carolina. Accepted in the International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, Published online September 21, 2017.
Boyer, Robert H.W. 2017. Intermediacy and the diffusion of grassroots innovations: The case of cohousing in the United States. Environmental Innovations and Societal Transitions. Published online August 12, 2017.
Boyer, Robert H.W., Nicole D. Peterson, Poonam Arora, and Kevin Caldwell. 2016. Five Approaches to Social Sustainability and an Integrated Way Forward. Sustainability, 8 (9) 878. doi: 10.3390/su8090878
Boyer, Robert H.W. and Lewis D. Hopkins. 2016. Acting under the Influence: Plans as Improvisational Gifts. Planning Theory. Published online June 24, 2016.
Boyer, Robert H.W. 2016. Achieving one-planet living through transitions in social practice: A case study of Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage. Sustainability: Science, Practice, & Policy, 12 (1).
Boyer, Robert H.W. 2015. Grassroots Innovation for Urban Sustainability: Comparing the Diffusion Pathways of Three Ecovillage Projects. Environment and Planning A. 47 (2): 320-337.
Boyer, Robert. 2014. Socio-Technical Transitions in Urban Planning: A Case Study of EcoCohousing in Tompkins County, New York. Journal of Planning Education and Research. 34(4): 451-464.
Chakraborty, Arnab; Dustin Allred; and Robert H. Boyer. 2013. The effects of zoning on housing foreclosures: Exploring a new link to the subprime mortgage crisis.” Housing Policy Debate. 23 (2).
CONFERENCE PAPERS and PRESENTATIONS
Bryan-Scaggs, Kaitlynn**, Robert Boyer, Wei-Ning Xiang, Sara Gagné. 2017. What information do planners need to conserve biodiversity? A poster presented at the Charlotte Research Scholars Symposium. June 26, Charlotte, North Carolina.
Robert Boyer. 2017. “Who is interested in Cohousing in the USA?: Results of a national survey on cohousing and the sharing economy.” A presentation accepted to the National Cohousing Conference, Nashville, TN, May 21.
Caldwell, Kevin** and Robert Boyer. 2017. “The Social Practice of Bicycle Commuting in Charlotte, North Carolina: Probing the importance of workplace variables.” A paper presented at annual conference of the American Association of Geographers, Boston, MA, April 9.
Robert Boyer and Lewis D. Hopkins. “Acting under the influence: Plans as improvisational gifts”. A paper presented at the 55th annual conference of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, Houston, Texas, October 22, 2015.
Robert Boyer. “Square peg in a round hole: hurdles to cohousing in US metropolitan regions” A presentation at a special session on EcoUrbanism at the Canadian Association of Geographers Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, June 2, 2015.
Robert Boyer. “Improvisational comedy as social learning; Scripted theater as instrumental rationality.” A paper presented at the 54th annual conference of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 1, 2014
Sara Gagné and Robert Boyer. “The contribution of landscape ecology to urban land use policy and planning.” Presentation at the 2014 Annual Symposium of US Regional Association of the International Association for Landscape Ecology. Anchorage, Alaska, May 19, 2014.
Robert Boyer. “Climate Mitigation as Social Learning: The Evolution of Eco-Cohousing and ‘Pedestrian Neighborhood Zoning’ in Tompkins County, New York.”Poster presented at the 2nd Conference of the Integrated Network for Social Sustainability. Charlotte, North Carolina, April 4, 2014.
Robert Boyer. “Transitioning to Sustainability: The influence of niche ecological communities on urban and regional planning. Presented at the 53rd Annual Conference of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, Cincinnati, Ohio, November 1, 2012.
Robert Boyer. “Transitioning to Sustainability: Measuring the influence of niche ecological communities on planning policy.” Poster presented at the Urban Affairs Association 42nd Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. April 20, 2012.
Arnab Chakraborty, Robert Boyer, and Dustin Allred. “The Effects of Zoning on Housing Foreclosures: Exploring a New Link to the Subprime Mortgage Crisis.” Paper presented at the Urban Affairs Association 42nd Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. April 19, 2012.
Robert Boyer. “Ecovillages and the Innovation Paradox.” Presented at the Doctoral Students in Urban Planning Seminar, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Illinois. Champaign, Illinois, November 2, 2011.
Robert Boyer and Brian Deal. “Sustainable Land-Use Planning: Tools for a new evaluative framework.” Paper presented at the 51st Annual Conference of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 7-11, 2010.
The Sustainable Development Handbook (2nd edition), edited by Giles Atkinson et al. in the Journal of Cleaner Production. 2016. Volume 112. Part 5. (co-authored with Claudia E. Henninger).
Ecovillages: Lessons for Sustainable Community, by Karen Litfin. Community Development. 2015. DOI: 10.1080/15575330.2015.1060040.
Droppers: America’s First Hippie Commune, Drop City, by Mark Matthews. Community Development 43 (4) (July 2012)18: 533-534.
Compassionate Statistics: Applied Quantitative Analysis for Social Services (with Exercises and Instructions in SPSS), by Vincent E. Faherty. Community Development 42 (3) (July 2011): 424–425.
HONORS AND AWARDS
List of Teachers Ranked As Excellent by Their Students, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Fall 2007, Fall 2008, Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013.
Outstanding Doctoral Student Award, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 2013.
AICP Outstanding Graduate Student Award, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009
National Science Foundation. Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE). The Third Pillar: Connecting Engineering and Design with Social Sustainability (Researcher, INVITED for full application as of April 7, 2015)
National Science Foundation. Research Coordination Networks, Engineering and Education for Sustainability track: Integrated Network for Social Sustainability (INSS): Concepts, Language, and Assessment. Co-PI as of 2014. (grant awarded in 2012)
Faculty Research Grant, University of North Carolina at Charlotte. On the origin of greenhouse gas reduction goals: Is climate mitigation planning a pragmatic undertaking? ($3,552).
Dissertation Travel Grant, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Graduate College, Fall 2012-2013 Competition ($1,135).
Publisher’s Travel Scholarship, Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning Conference, 2010 ($400)
* I am published as either Robert Boyer, Robert H. Boyer, or (most recently) Robert H. W. Boyer, having recently adopted a second middle name.
** UNC-Charlotte student