Emily Talen

Emily Talen
Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Professor, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning
Arizona State University
PO Box 875302
Tempe, AZ 85287-5302

Dr. Talen's research interests include urban form, sustainable cities, and new urbanism. She is the founding co-editor of the Journal of Urbanism and serves on the editorial boards of Open Urban Studies Journal and Urban Morphology. Dr. Talen teaches urban design, principles of urbanism, mapping urbanism, urban geography, and new urbanism

PhD, University of California-Santa Barbara, 1995

MCRP, Ohio State University, 1984

BA, Calvin College, 1980

Journal Articles


Myint, S. W., B. Zheng, E. Talen, C. Fan, S. Kaplan, A. Middel, M. Smith, H. Huang and A. J. Brazel. 2015. Does the spatial arrangement of urban landscape matter? Examples of urban warming and cooling in Phoenix and Las Vegas. Ecosystem Health and Sustainability 1(4):Art. 15. DOI: 10.1890/EHS14-0028.1. (link)



Talen, E. 2012. City Rules: How Regulations Affect Urban Form. Island Press. Washington, D.C.



Hale, A. and E. Talen. 2011. Analysis of zoning changes in Phoenix, AZ. Poster presented at the 12-13 January 2011 CAP LTER 13th Annual Poster Symposium and All Scientist Meeting, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link)