Christopher Boone

Affiliate Faculty
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
5502
Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
5502
Affiliate Faculty
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
5502
Professor
Administrative
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
5502
Senior Sustainability Scientist
Administrative
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
5502
Dean & Professor
Administrative
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
5502

Biography

Christopher Boone is Dean of the College of Global Futures and Professor in the School of Sustainability and the School of Human Evolution & Social Change at Arizona State University. His research contributes to ongoing debates in sustainable urbanization, environmental justice, vulnerability, global environmental change, and innovation in higher education. At ASU, he has taught classes on sustainable urbanization, urban and environmental health, principles and methods of sustainability, environmental justice, interdisciplinary methods for socio-ecological research, urbanization, biodiversity, and innovation, and sustainable design (Innovation Space). Dr. Boone earned his Ph.D. in geography (1994) from the University of Toronto and was a post-doctoral fellow in the School of Environment at McGill University.

Publications

  • Boone, Christopher G. Urban sustainability and Ecology of Environmental Justice. Urbanization and Global Environmental Change Viewpoints (2012).
  • Boone, Christopher G., Cook, Elizabeth, Hall, Sharon J., Nation, Marcia L., Grimm, Nancy B., Raish, Carol, Finch, Deborah, and York, Abigail. A comparative gradient approach as a tool for understanding and managing urban ecosystems. Urban Ecosystems (2012).
  • Karen C. Seto, Anette Reenberg, Christopher G. Boone, Michail Fragkias, Dagmar Haase, Tobias Langanke, Peter Marcotullio, Darla K. Munroe, Branislav Olah, David Simon. Urban Land Teleconnections and Sustainability. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2012).
  • Zhuo, Xiaoding, Boone, Christopher G., Shock, Everett. Soil lead distribution and environmental justice in the Phoenix metropolitan region. Environmental Justice (2012).
  • Pataki, Diane E., Boone, Christopher G., Hogue, Terri S., Pincetl, Stephanie. Socio-ecohydrology and the urban water challenge. Ecohydrology (2011).
  • Pickett, S.T.A., Cadenasso, Mary L, Grove, J. Morgan, Boone, Christopher G., Groffman, Peter M., Irwin, E., Kaushal, Sujay, Marshall, Victoria, McGrath, Brian P., Nilon, Charles H., Pouyat, Richard V., Szlavecz, Katalin, Troy, Austin, and Warren, Paige. Urban ecological systems: Scientific foundations and a decade of progress. Journal of Environmental Management (2011).
  • Shrestha, Milan K., York, Abigail M., Boone, Christopher G., Zhang, Sainan. Land fragmentation due to rapid urbanization in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area: Analyzing the spatiotemporal patterns and drivers. Applied Geography (2011).
  • York, Abigail, Shresta, Milan, Boone, Christopher G., Zhang, Sainan, Harrington, John A., Swann, Amaris, Agar, Michael, Antolin, Michael F., Nolen, Barbara, Wright, John B., Skaggs, Rhonda. Land fragmentation under rapid urbanization: a cross-site analysis of Southwestern cities. Urban Ecosystems (2011).
  • York, Abigail, Smith, Michael E., Stanley, Benjamin W., Stark, Barbara L., Novic, Juliana, Harlan, Sharon L., Cowgill, George, Boone, Christopher G. Ethnic and class clustering through the ages: a transdisciplinary approach to urban neighborhood social patterns. Urban Studies (2011).
  • Boone, Christopher G. Environmental Justice, Sustainability, and Vulnerability. International Journal of Urban Sustainable Development (2010).
  • York, Abigail, Smith, Michael E., Stanley, Benjamin W., Stark, Barbara L., Novic, Juliana, Harlan, Sharon L., Cowgill, George, Boone, Christopher G. Ethnic and class clustering through the ages: a transdisciplinary approach to urban neighborhood social patterns. Urban Studies (2010).
  • Paige S. Warren, S. Harlan, C. Boone, S. B. Lerman, E. Shochat, and A. P. Kinzig. Urban Ecology and Human Social Organization. Urban Ecology (2010).
  • Boone, Christopher G. Environmental Justice, Sustainability, and Vulnerability. (2010).
  • Boone, Christopher G., Buckley, Geoffrey L., Grove, J. Morgan, and Chona Sister. Parks and People: An Environmental Justice Inquiry in Baltimore, Maryland. Annals of the Association of American Geographers (2009).
  • Cutts, Bethany B., Darby, Kate J., Boone, Christopher G., and Brewis, Alexandra. City structure, obesity, and environmental justice: An integrated analysis of physical and social barriers to walkable streets and park access. Social Science and Medicine (2009).
  • Merse, C. L., G. L. Buckley, and C. G. Boone. Trees and Urban Renewal: A Baltimore Case Study. The Geographical Bulletin (2009).
  • York, Abigail M., Zhang, Sainan, Boone, Christopher G., Shresta, Milan. Landscape Fragmentation under Rapid Urbanization. Urbanization and Global Environmental Change Viewpoints (2009).
  • Boone, Christopher G. Environmental Justice as Process and New Avenues for Research. Environmental Justice (2008).
  • James Wells, Geoffrey L. Buckley, Christopher G. Boone. Separate but Equal? Carroll Park and the Campaign to Desegregate Baltimore’s Golf Courses, 1923-1951. Geographical Review (2008).
  • S.T.A. Pickett, P.M. Groffman, M.L. Cadenasso, J.M. Grove, L.W. Band, C.G. Boone, W.R. Burch, Jr., S. Grimmond, J. Hom, J.C. Jenkins, N.L. Law, C.H. Nilon, R.V. Pouyat, K. Szlavecz, P.S. Warren, M.A. Wilson. Beyond Urban Legends: An Emerging Framework of Urban Ecology as Illustrated by the Baltimore Ecosystem Study. BioScience (2008).
  • . . Review of: Desert Cities: The Environmental History of Phoenix and Tucson (2008).
  • Christopher Boone. Improving resolution of census data in metropolitan areas using a dasymetric approach: applications for the Baltimore Ecosystem Study. Cities and the Environment (2007).
  • Pickett, S.T.A., Boone, Christopher G., Cadenasso, Mary L. Relationships of Environmental Justice to Ecological Theory. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America (2007).
  • Sara Grineski, Bob Bolin, Christopher Boone. Criteria Air Pollution and Marginalized Populations: Environmental Inequity in Metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, USA. Social Science Quarterly (2007).
  • Boone, Christopher G, Modarres, Ali. City and Environment. (2007).
  • . . Review of: Resources for the City: Contributions to an Environmental History of Modern Europe (2007).
  • H Haberl, E Furman, R Kaufmann, F Krausmann, E Langthaler, H Lotze-Campen, M Mirtl, C Redman, A Reenberg, A Wardell, B Warr, V Winiwarter, H Zechmeister, K Andersson, R Ayres, Christopher Boone, A Castillo, G Cunfer, M Fischer-Kowalski, W Freudenburg. From LTER to LTSER: Conceptualizing the Socioeconomic Dimension of Long-term Socioecological Research. Ecology and Society (2006).
  • Boone, Christopher G, Modarres, Ali. City and Environment. (2006).
  • Boone, Christopher G (Author) . Zoning and Environmental Inequity in the Industrial East Side. Land of Sunshine: An Environmental History of Metropolitan Los Angeles (2005).
  • . . Review of: Taking Sustainable Cities Seriously: Economic Development, the Environment, and Quality of Life in American Cities (2004).
  • Brad Jokisch, Christopher Boone. Teaching and Tragedy: Lessons from a Population and GIS Workshop in Cambodia. Journal of Geography (2003).
  • Christopher Boone. Obstacles to Infrastructure Provision: The Struggle to Build Comprehensive Sewer Works in Baltimore. Historical Geography (2003).
  • . . Review of: Concrete and Clay: Reworking Nature in New York City (2003).
  • . . Review of: Effluent America: Cities, Industry, Energy, and the Environment (2003).
  • Christopher Boone. An Assessment and Explanation of Environmental Inequity in Baltimore. Urban Geography (2002).
  • Michael Mercier, Christopher Boone. Infant Mortality in Ottawa, Canada, 1901: Assessing Cultural, Economic, and Environmental Factors. Journal of Historical Geography (2002).
  • . . Review of: Historic American Towns Along the Atlantic Coast (2001).
  • Boone, Christopher G., Cadenasso, Mary L., Grove, J. Morgan, Schwartz, Kirsten, Buckley, Geoffrey L. Landscape, vegetation characteristics, and group identity in an urban and suburban watershed: why the 60s matter. Urban Ecosystems (0).
  • Zhang, Sainan, Shresta, Milan, York, Abigail, Boone, Christopher G. Methodological Advances in the Spatial Analysis of Land Fragmentation. Professional Geographer (0).
  • Boone, Christopher G. The political ecology of floods and vulnerability in late nineteenth-century Montreal. Metropolitan Natures: Urban Environmental Histories of Montreal (0).
  • Buckley, Geoffrey L., Boone, Christopher G. "To promote the material and moral welfare of the community": Neighborhood Improvement Associations in Baltimore, Maryland, 1900 – 1945. Environmental and Social Inequalities in the City since 1800 (0).
  • Grimm, Nancy B., Redman, Charles L., Boone, Christopher G., Childers, Daniel L., Turner, Billie L., Harlan, Sharon. Viewing the urban socio-ecological system through a sustainability lens: lessons and prospects from the Central Arizona-Phoenix LTER program. Long Term Social and Ecological Research (0).

Research Activity

Courses

Spring 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 484Internship
ASB 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 493Honors Thesis
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 584Internship
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASB 592Research
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ASB 792Research
ASB 799Dissertation
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 484Internship
ASB 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 493Honors Thesis
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASB 592Research
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ASB 792Research
ASB 799Dissertation
Summer 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASB 792Research
ASB 799Dissertation
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 484Internship
ASB 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 493Honors Thesis
SOS 494Special Topics
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 584Internship
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASB 592Research
SOS 598Special Topics
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ASB 792Research
ASB 799Dissertation
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 484Internship
ASB 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 493Honors Thesis
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 580Practicum
ASB 584Internship
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASB 592Research
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ASB 792Research
ASB 799Dissertation
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
SOS 484Internship
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 493Honors Thesis
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 580Practicum
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASB 592Research
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ASB 792Research
ASB 799Dissertation
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 484Internship
ASB 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 493Honors Thesis
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 580Practicum
ASB 584Internship
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASB 592Research
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ASB 792Research
ASB 799Dissertation
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 493Honors Thesis
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 580Practicum
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASB 592Research
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ASB 792Research
ASB 799Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 484Internship
ASB 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 493Honors Thesis
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 580Practicum
ASB 584Internship
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASB 592Research
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ASB 792Research
ASB 799Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 493Honors Thesis
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 580Practicum
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASB 592Research
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ASB 792Research
ASB 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 484Internship
ASB 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 493Honors Thesis
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 580Practicum
ASB 584Internship
SSH 590Reading and Conference
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASB 592Research
ESS 790Reading and Conference
SSH 790Reading and Conference
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ESS 792Research
SSH 792Research
ASB 792Research
SSH 799Dissertation
ASB 799Dissertation
ESS 799Dissertation

Service

  • Cambridge University Press, book series on Sustainability, Co-editor of series (2012 - Present)
  • Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Manuscript review (2011 - Present)
  • Landscape and Urban Planning, Manuscript review (2011 - Present)
  • National Science Foundation, Proposal review (2011 - Present)
  • Environmental Justice, Manuscript review (2011 - Present)
  • P&T review for Joe McFadden to full prof, UCSB, External reviewer (2011 - Present)
  • P&T Review for Diane Pataki, University of Utah, P&T reviewer (2011 - Present)
  • P&T review for full prof, Jayajit Chakraborty, Univ of South Florida., External reviewer (2011 - Present)
  • Current Research on Cities, Associate Editor (2011 - Present)
  • Current Research on Cities, Associate Editor (2011 - Present)
  • International Journal of Health Geographics, Manuscript review (2011 - Present)
  • Landscape and Urban Planning, Manuscript review (2011 - Present)
  • University of Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras on the Urbanizing Tropics, San Juan, PR., External Advisory Board (2011 - Present)
  • Human Ecology Review, Manuscript reviewer (2010 - Present)
  • Urban Geography, Manuscript reviewer (2010 - Present)
  • AZ Republic, Interview (2010 - Present)
  • CIO Magazine, Interview (2010 - Present)
  • KTAR, Interview (2010 - Present)
  • Phoenix Business Journal, Interview (2010 - Present)
  • Urbanization and Global Environmental Change Scientific Steering Committee, Member (2010 - Present)
  • Urbanization and Global Environmental Change Scientific Steering Committee, Member (2010 - Present)
  • Urbanization and Global Environmental Change Scientific Steering Committee, Member (2010 - Present)
  • Wall Street Journal, Interview (2010 - Present)
  • Geographical Review, Manuscript reviewer (2010 - Present)
  • University of Texas, El Paso, External reviewer, Tenure and Promotion (2010 - Present)
  • Cities and the Environment, Manuscript reviewer (2010 - Present)
  • School of Sustainability, Associate Dean (2010 - Present)
  • School of Sustainability, Associate Dean (2010 - Present)
  • School of Sustainability, Associate Dean for Education (2010 - Present)
  • Applied Geography, Manuscript reviewer (2010 - Present)
  • CAP LTER Executive Committee, Member and Co-PI (2010 - Present)
  • CAP LTER Executive Committee, Member and Co-PI (2010 - Present)
  • CAP LTER Executive Committee, Member and Co-PI (2010 - Present)
  • Sabbatical Review, External reviewer (2009 - Present)
  • Sustainability Academic Programs Planning Committee, Chair (2009 - Present)
  • School of Sustainability, Executive Committee (2009 - Present)
  • School of Sustainability, Committee member, Wrigley Lecture Series (2009 - Present)
  • Journal of Environmental Management, Manuscript reviewer (2009 - Present)
  • Landscape and Urban Planning, Manuscript reviewer (2009 - Present)
  • Central Arizona Phoenix LTER, Executive Committee (2009 - Present)
  • Central Arizona Phoenix LTER, Executive Committee (2009 - Present)
  • Central Arizona Phoenix LTER, Executive Committee (2009 - Present)
  • Central Arizona Phoenix LTER, Executive Committee (2009 - Present)
  • School of Sustainability, Executive Committee (2009 - Present)
  • Association of American Geographers, Research Grants Committee (2009 - Present)
  • Central Arizona Phoenix LTER, Proposal Writing Team member (2009 - Present)
  • Cities and the Environment, Manuscript reviewer (2009 - Present)
  • Environmental Justice, Editorial Board (2009 - Present)
  • Environmental Justice, Editorial Board (2009 - Present)
  • International Journal of Urban Sustainable Development, Editorial Board (2009 - Present)
  • International Journal of Urban Sustainable Development, Editorial Board (2009 - Present)
  • International Journal of Urban Sustainable Development, Editorial Board (2009 - Present)
  • Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences, Manuscript reviewer (2009 - Present)
  • School of Sustainability, Graduate Chair (2009 - Present)
  • The Hindu, Interviewee (2008 - Present)
  • Central Arizona Phoenix LTER, Chair, CAP LTER Summer Graduate Student Summer Grant (2008 - Present)
  • Environmental Justice, Editorial Board (2008 - Present)
  • PhD Concentrations in Urbanism, Executive committee (2008 - Present)
  • Social Sciences and Health, Committee member (2007 - Present)
  • Social Sciences and Health, Committee member (2007 - Present)
  • Social Sciences and Health, Committee member (2007 - Present)
  • Social Sciences and Health, Committee member (2007 - Present)
  • Social Sciences and Helath, Committee member (2007 - Present)
  • School of Sustainability, Graduate chair (2006 - Present)
  • School of Sustainability, Graduate chair (2006 - Present)
  • School of Sustainability, Graduate Chair (2006 - Present)
  • Committee for Ph.D. degree in Environmental Social Sciences, Member and contributor (2006 - Present)
  • Ph.D. degree in Environmental Social Sciences, Executive Committee (2006 - Present)
  • Ph.D. degree in Environmental Social Sciences, Executive Committee (2006 - Present)
  • Ph.D. degree in Environmental Social Sciences, Executive Committee (2006 - Present)
  • School of Sustainability, Graduate chair (2006 - 2010)
  • Ph.D. degree in Environmental Social Sciences, Executive Committee (2006 - 2010)
  • LTER Bioscience Special Issue Committee, Member (2010 - 2010)
  • Sustainability Academic Programs Planning Committee, Chair (2009 - 2010)
  • Cities and the Environment, Manuscript reviewer (2008 - 2008)
  • Enviornmental Justice, Manuscript reviewer (2008 - 2008)
  • Journal of Environmental Management, Manuscript reviewer (2008 - 2008)
  • Environmental Justice, Manuscript reviewer (2008 - 2008)
  • PhD Concentrations in Urbanism, Organizer and implementer (2008 - 2008)
  • Drexel University, Tenure review (2008 - 2008)
  • Population and Environment, Manuscript reviewer (2008 - 2008)
  • ASU Alumni Association, Speaker (2008 - 2008)
  • Ecology and Society, Manuscript reviewer (2008 - 2008)
  • Louisiana State University Press, Book manuscript review (2008)
  • Human Ecology Review, Manuscript reviewer (2007)
  • Social Forces, Manuscript reviewer (2007)
  • Long-Term Ecological Research cross-site, inter-disciplinary proposal, Member of writing team (2007 - 2007)
  • Urbanism theme in SHESC, Co-convener (2006 - 2007)
  • Museum Steering Committee, Member (2006 - 2006)
  • Urban History Review, Manuscript reviewer (2006 - 2006)
  • Journal of Historical Geography, Manuscript reviewer (2006 - 2006)
  • Human and Social Dynamics Competition, National Science Foundation, Chaired 4 panels, Advisory Panel (2005 - 2005)
  • Historical Geography, Editorial Board (1996 - 2005)
  • Historical Geography Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers, Councilor (1997 - 2000)