PROJECTS
Current Sponsored Projects 

 

  • Glassboro Food & Health Equity Project (2020 - 2022)

    • Sponsor - Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/ New Jersey Health Initiatives, Mahbubur Meenar (Lead-PI), Leslie Spencer (Co-PI), Melanie Stewart (Co-PI)​, $50,000

  • Glassboro-Camden Collaborative Learning Program on Health Equity (2021 - 2022)

    • Sponsor - Healthy Places by Design, Mahbubur Meenar (PI), $15,000 

  • Inclusive Healthy Community Grants Program (2021 - 2022)

    • Sponsor - New Jersey Division of Disability Services, Leslie Spencer (Lead-PI), Dara LoBuono (Co-PI), and Mahbubur Meenar (Co-PI), $75,000 for a sub-award through The Family Resource Network (lead applicant, $250,000)
       

Completed Sponsored Projects  

 

  • MRI: Acquisition of an Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer for Multidiscipline Research and Education (2020 - 2023)

    • Sponsor - National Science Foundation, Lei Yu (Lead- PI), Kauser Jahan (Co-PI), Tabbetha Dobbins (Co-PI), Harold Connolly (Co-PI), and James Grinias (Co-PI), Suzanne Bausch (Investigator), Gregory Caputo (Investigator), Renee Demarest (Investigator), Jeffrey Hettinger (Investigator), Subash Jonnalagadda (Investigator), Karen Magee-Sauer (Investigator), Mahbubur Meenar (Investigator), Elisha Moore (Investigator), Jane Rynex (Investigator), $144,389

  • New Jersey Underserved Communities Electric Vehicle​ Affordability Program (2020 - 2021)

    • Sponsor - New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, Ayman Ali (Lead-PI), Mohammad Jalayer (Co-PI), Kevin Keenan (Co-PI), Jie Li (Co-PI), Mahbubur Meenar (Co-PI)​, $94,588

  • Watershed Storytelling: Connecting People, Place, and Water​ (2019 - 2021)

    • Sponsor - New Jersey Council for the Humanities, Jennifer Kitson (Lead-PI), Megan Bucknum (Co-PI), Mahbubur Meenar (Co-PI)​, $20,000

  • Brownfields Area-Wide Plan for Philadelphia's Lower North Delaware Industrial District (2017 - 2019)

    • Sponsor - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Mahbubur Meenar (Solo-PI), $200,000 in two phases

  • Camden Waterfront South Green Infrastructure Master Plan (2018 - 2019)

    • Sponsor - Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority, ​Mahbubur Meenar (Solo-PI)​, $53,175

  • Equitable Distribution of Green Stormwater Infrastructure Projects in Philadelphia (2017 - 2018)

    • Sponsor - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Program, through a subaward from Temple University (Laura Toran - Lead-PI, Lynn Mandarano - Co-PI), Mahbubur Meenar (Solo-PI for Rowan University)​, $41, 020 in two phases

  • Watershed Storytelling: Experiential Tools for Connecting People, Place, and Water​ (2018 - 2019)

    • Sponsor - New Jersey Council for the Humanities, Jennifer Kitson (Lead-PI), Mahbubur Meenar (Co-PI)​, Megan Bucknum (Co-PI), $5,000

  • Using Immersive and Multi-Sensory Virtual Reality in Participatory Planning (2017 - 2018) 

    • Sponsor - Rowan University SEED grant, Mahbubur Meenar (Solo-PI), $10,000

  • Listen. Record. Play. Equitable Placemaking and Environmental Park Design in Camden through Audio Storytelling​ (2018 - 2019)

    • Sponsor - Rowan Research Experience for Diversity and Inclusion (REDI) grant, Jennifer Kitson and Mahbubur Meenar (Co-PIs)​, $5,000

  • NJ Map Watershed Explorer (2017 - 2018)

    • Sponsor - Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and Kirby Foundation, John Hasse (Lead-PI), Jennifer Kitson (Co-PI), Mahbubur Meenar (Co-PI), $82,000

  • The Montessori School Stormwater Management and Landscape Master Plan (2016 - 2017)

    • Sponsor - PA Department of Environmental Protection through Partnership for the Delaware Estuary and The Montessori School, Mahbubur Meenar (Solo-PI), $14,000

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Research Areas 

 

  1. Community food (systems + environment + security)

  2. (Blue + green + grey) infrastructure

  3. Sustainable (development + design + policy)

  4. Digital (tools + technologies + societies)

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Equity + justice     |     Climate change     |     Health + well-being
Planning sub-fields: environmental planning, food systems planning, community planning, and spatial planning