© 2017-2019 Mahbubur Meenar

Ongoing Sponsored Research Projects 


Completed Sponsored Research Projects  


  • 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 Municipal Asset Profiler and 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

Other Ongoing Projects 

  • Glassboro Cultural Mapping Project (collaborator: Melanie Stewart)

  • Perceptions of Crime in and around Green Infrastructure (collaborators: Kimberley Houser, Stuti Jha, Christine Saum)

  • Rethinking Housing Infrastructure in Slums: Planning with Interstitial Spaces (collaborator: Istiaque Ahmed, Ashraful Alam) 

Six Focus Areas 


  1. LAND: Participatory Spatial Planning & Design, Land Use Allocation, & Equity

  2. WATER: Watershed Protection, Green Infrastructure, Equity, & Resiliency

  3. FOOD: Food Systems, Food Environment, Health, & Equity

  4. e-Planning, e-Government, & e-Participation

  5. Qualitative Geovisualization of Human Emotions, Feelings, & Perceptions

  6. Bangladesh: Megacity Dhaka & Nexus of Land + Water + Food

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