Champlin, Carissa

 

 

 

 

Name

Carissa Champlin, MSc.

Department

Construction Management & Engineering

Room

HT-300

Tel.

053-489 6859

Tel. secretary

053-489 4254/2670

Fax

053-489 2511

E-mail

c.j.champlin@utwente.nl

Position

PhD researcher

 

 

 

Postal address

University of Twente

Faculty of Engineering Technology

Department of Construction Management & Engineering

P.O. Box 217

7500 AE Enschede

The Netherlands

Education

2006-2008

MSc Urban Management, Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Specialization: Urban Transport & Governance

2003-2005

MSc International Trade & Development, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, United States

Specialization: Non-profit development & Sociology

1999-2003

BSc Political Science & German, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, United States

Specialization: International Relations

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Employment record

2012-current

PhD candidate at the department of Construction Management and Engineering, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands

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Topic: The Design of Needs-Based Planning and its Instruments: Enhancing PSS usability for integrated revitalization planning strategies

2008-2012

Freelance Urban Planner at Stadt. International Urban Consulting (co-founder), Berlin and Technische Universität Berlin

2007-2008

Research Assistant, Habitat Unit Technische Universität Berlin

2005-2006

International Bureaus Coordinator, School of International Studies, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma

2003-2005

Strategic Recruiter, United States Peace Corps, Stillwater, Oklahoma

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Research

PhD research: The Design of Needs-Based Planning and its Instruments: Enhancing PSS usability for integrated revitalization planning strategies

Current planning practices show growing disparity between strategic blueprinting preferred by policy makers and the ad hoc procedures applied by practitioners. Particularly in the case of revitalization projects, fragmented landscapes of pre-existing physical and social structures must be integrated into comprehensive visions and strategies.

With this in mind, planning support systems (PSS) carry powerful potential. Still in its infancy, the field that explores PSS applications must strengthen understandings of user-oriented design and the adoption of PSS tools. In order to close the policy-practice gap, PSS must be designed for flexibility, innovation and speed while positioning decision-making results within an integrated planning process.

This research draws on insights from the field within the Revitaplan framework, an EU-Interreg funded project to develop a holistic package of planning support systems to support decision making in municipal revitalization projects in the Dutch-German border region. In return, it will provide tangible improvement recommendations for the design of PSS tools and their indicators creating integrated strategies that align better with ad hoc planning practices.

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Teaching

Currently no teaching

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Other Activities

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Publications