Dr. Khila Dahal is a post-doctoral fellow at The New School Environmental Studies Program in NYC. He joined UREx SRN in August 2016. He is primarily associated with the Scenarios Working Group of the project, with a focus on scenario modeling. As a core member of the modeling team, Khila develops and implements computational models (most often spatially explicit) to generate different scenarios of future cities. Khila is a GIScientist and received his PhD in Geography from Texas State University with specialization in computational urban geography and holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Studies from Michigan Technological University. He uses advanced GIS tools and techniques, and other goecomputation methods including Cellular Automata and Agent-Based Modeling to explore various aspects of urban resilience. Before joining The New School, Khila worked for Boise State University as a postdoctoral researcher as part of the Idaho NSF-EPSCoR project. He also worked as a GIS analyst and researcher for the UN-funded International Transboundary Lakes Program. He has published a dozen plus research articles in various journals and technical reports.
Dahal, K., P. T. McPhearson and C. J. Farmer. 2017. Spatial disaggregation of census population data to cadastral lots in New York City: A novel approach. Poster presented at the 2nd Annual UREx SRN All Hands Meeting, New York, NY.
Depietri, Y., P. T. McPhearson and K. Dahal. 2017. Multi-hazard risk assessment in a coastal megacity: Identifying hotspots for ecosystem based climate adaptation in New York City. Poster presented at the 2nd Annual UREx SRN All Hands Meeting, New York, NY.
Farmer, C. J., K. Dahal and P. T. McPhearson. 2017. Strategic future scenarios of New York City: A modeling perspective. Poster presented at the 2nd Annual UREx SRN All Hands Meeting, New York, NY.
Depietri, Y., P. T. McPhearson and K. Dahal. 2017. Multi-hazard risk assessment in a coastal megacity: Identifying hotspots for ecosystem based climate adaptation in New York City. Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers, April 5-9, 2017, Boston, MA. (link )
McPhearson, P. T., C. Famer, K. Dahal, Y. Depietri, Z. Hamstead, J. Randhawa and D. Sauter. 2017. A social-ecological-technical systems approach to modeling future scenarios of heat and heat vulnerability in New York City. Presentation at the Baltimore Ecosystem Study LTER Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD.