- Senior Sustainability Scientist, Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation
- Professor, School of Politics and Global Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Dr. Webster's current interests are in are comparative urban dynamics, peri-urbanization, and urban management in East Asia. In addition to his academic work, he advises the World Bank on East Asian urbanization and on the private-sector developer's perspective. He works with the Shui On Corporation to develop innovative and city-transforming projects across China, frequently incorporating heritage resources and designs that fuse a myriad of global influences. Dr. Webster is a frequent advisor to East Asian Governments on urbanization; he acted as senior advisor to the Thai Government on urban policies for over a decade. He strives to develop graduates who will be adept global workers, understanding the important role that international agencies, voluntary organizations, and multi-national corporations play in shaping local economies and communities worldwide.
- PhD, City and Regional Planning, University of California - Berkeley, 1977
- MA, Regional and Natural Resources Planning, University of Waterloo, 1971
- BA, Economic Geography (Honors), University of Toronto, 1969
Webster, D., J. Cai, L. Xie, Z. Yang and A. Gulbrandson. 2011. Urban transformation in Beijing metropolis: Implications for land use efficiency. Working paper for the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy - China Program
Webster, D., F. Zhang and J. Cai. 2017. Chapter 16. China's pursuit: Smart sustainable urban environments. In: Hagen, B. and K. Pijawka eds., Sustainability for the 21st Century: Pathways, Programs, and Policies. Kendall Hunt. ISBN: 9781524969349.
Webster, D., F. Zhang and J. Cai. 2015. China's pursuit: Smart sustainable urban environments. Pp. Chapter 17 In: Pijawka, D. ed., Sustainability in the 21st Century: Pathways, Programs, and Policies. Kendall Hunt Publishing Company. ISBN: 9781465266712.
Webster, D. 2000. Helping out with ASU project doesn't bug E. Valley students.. East Valley Tribune (May 10):.
Webster, D. 2000. Helping out with ASU project doesnï¿½t bug E. Valley students. East Valley Tribune May 10.
Webster, D. 1999. Science Day plans to help children learn. The Tribune (January 21):.
Webster, D. 1998. Is your home in a scorpion zone?. The Tribune (Sept. 15):A1, A4.