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Kathryn Terzano

Kathryn Terzano

Lecturer, Faculty of Leadership and Integrative Studies, College of Integrative Sciences and Arts

College of Integrative Sciences and Arts
Arizona State University, Downtown Phoenix campus
Phoenix, AZ -0604


  • Senior Global Futures Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory
  • Lecturer, Faculty of Leadership and Integrative Studies, College of Integrative Sciences and Arts


Kathryn Terzano is an urbanist with teaching and research interests in sustainability, social justice and leadership. In her work, she draws on the theoretical perspectives of advocacy planning and community-based planning. Prior to joining the faculty group of leadership and interdisciplinary studies in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts in 2017, Terzano taught geography and urban planning courses for ASU and Westfield State University (Westfield, Massachusetts). She also was an associate director of research for the Metropolitan Research Center at the University of Utah, and worked for one year as the content manager at the International Federation for Housing and Planning in The Hague, Netherlands.


  • PhD, City and Regional Planning, The Ohio State University, 2011
  • MCRP, City and Regional Planning, The Ohio State University, 2007
  • BA, Sociology, Ohio University, 2002


Journal Articles


Morckel, V. and K. Terzano. 2019. Legacy city residents’ lack of trust in their governments: An examination of Flint, Michigan residents’ trust at the height of the water crisis. Journal of Urban Affairs 41(5):585-601. DOI: 10.1080/07352166.2018.1499415. (link )


Ewing, R., G. Tian, T. Lyons and K. Terzano. 2017. Trip and parking generation at transit-oriented developments: Five US case studies. Landscape and Urban Planning 160(Apr):69-78. DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2016.12.002. (link )

Terzano, K. and V. Morckel. 2017. SimCity in the community planning classroom: Effects on student knowledge, interests, and perceptions of the discipline of planning. Journal of Planning Education and Research 37(1):95-105. DOI: 10.1177/0739456X16628959. (link )


Terzano, K. and A. Gross. 2016. Do wealthier neighborhoods have better conditions for walking? A comparison study in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour 42(Part 1):227-231. DOI: 10.1016/j.trf.2016.09.002. (link )


Hur, M., Y. Li and K. Terzano. 2015. Breaking the chain: Understanding the association between foreclosure intensity and neighborhood satisfaction. Applied Geography 58(Mar):7-17. DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeog.2015.01.004. (link )

Terzano, K. R. 2015. Review: Taking Sustainable Cities Seriously: Economic Development, the Environment, and Quality of Life in American Cities. Journal of Planning Education and Research 35(4):530-532. DOI: 10.1177/0739456X15604422. (link )


Morckel, V. and K. Terzano. 2014. The influence of travel attitudes, commute mode choice, and perceived neighborhood characteristics on physical activity. Journal of Physical Activity and Health 11(1):91-98. DOI: 10.1123/jpah.2011-0299. (link )

Terzano, K. 2014. Commodification of transitioning ethnic enclaves. Behavioral Sciences 4(4):341-351. DOI: 10.3390/bs4040341. (link )


Terzano, K. R. 2013. Bicycling safety and distracted behavior in The Hague, the Netherlands. Accident Analysis & Prevention 57(Aug):97-90. DOI: 10.1016/j.aap.2013.04.007. (link )


Terzano, K. R. and V. Morckel. 2011. Walk or bike to a healthier life: Commuting behavior and recreational physical activity. Environment and Behavior 43(4):488-500. DOI: 10.1177/0013916510366644. (link )


Nasar, J. L. and K. Terzano. 2010. The desirability of views of city skylines after dark. Journal of Environmental Psychology 30(2):215-225. DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvp.2009.11.007. (link )



Katari Gupta, P. and K. R. Terzano. 2008. Creating Great Town Centers and Urban Villages. Urban Land Institute. Washington, DC. ISBN: 978-0874200768.

Book Chapters


Terzano, K., D. Proffitt, F. Siddiq and R. Ewing. 2020. Planning journals and topics. Pp. 46-73 In: Ewing, R. and K. Park eds., Advanced Quantitative Research Methods for Urban Planners. Taylor & Francis. New York, NY. ISBN: 978-0367343262.


Terzano, K. R. and R. Ewing. 2018. Use of Planning magazine to bridge the gap between researchers and practitioners. Pp. 199-209 In: Sanchez, T. W. ed., Planning Knowledge and Research. Taylor & Francis. New York, NY. ISBN: 978-1138233768.


Terzano, K. 2014. Residential satisfaction. In: Michalos, A. C. ed., Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research. Springer, Dordrecht. DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-0753-5_2491. ISBN: 978-94-007-0753-5.