VCU Urban and Regional Planning

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Research Interests: Public Participation; Sustainable Community Development; Planning Process and Decision Making

Peer-Reviewed Publications:

Gough, Meghan Z. and John Accordino. 2013. Public Garden as Sustainable Community Development Partners: Motivations, perceived benefits and challenges. Forthcoming in Urban Affairs Review. Published online 24 February (DOI: 10.1177/1078087413477634)

Gough, Meghan Z. 2011. “Learning to Collaborate in Post-Katrina Mississippi.” In Blakely, E.J., Birch, E.L., Anglin, R.V., and Haruo Hayashi. Eds. Managing Disaster Recovery: International Policy and Practice (In Press).

Evans-Cowley, Jennifer S. and Meghan Z. Gough. 2009. Evaluating New Urbanist Plans in Post-Katrina Mississippi. Journal of Urban Design, 14(4).

Evans-Cowley, Jennifer S. and Meghan Z. Gough. 2008. Effective Citizen Engagement in Post-Katrina Planning. Cityscape, 10(3).

Evans-Cowley, Jennifer S. and Meghan Z. Gough. 2008. “Evaluating Environmental Protection in Post-Katrina Plans in Mississippi ”. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management , 51(3).

Evans-Cowley, Jennifer S. and Meghan Z. Gough. 2007. “Is Hazard Mitigation Being Incorporated into Post-Katrina Plans in Mississippi ?” International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Hazards, 25(3).

Evans-Cowley, Jennifer S. and Meghan Z. Gough. 2006. “Land Use Planning and Zoning in Ohio Townships”. Journal of Extension , 44 (4).

Lang, Robert E. and Meghan Z. Gough. 2005. “Growth Counties: Home to America 's New Suburban Metropolis”. In A. Berube, B. Katz, and R. Lang, Redefining Urban and Suburban America : Evidence from Census 2000, Volume III. Washington , D.C. : Brookings Institution Center on Urban and Metropolitan Research.

Lang, Robert E., Edward J. Blakely and Meghan Z. Gough. 2005. “Keys to the New Metropolis: America 's Big, Fast-Growing Suburban Counties ”. Journal of the American Planning Association, 71 (4).

Richardson, Jesse J., Meghan Z. Gough, and Robert Puentes. 2003. Is Home Rule the Answer?: Clarifying the Influence of Dillon's Rule on Growth Management. Washington , D.C. : Brookings Institution Center on Urban and Metropolitan Research.

Other Papers and Reports:

Gough, Meghan Z. 2010. “Green Mapping as a Decision-Making Tool for Sustainable Urban Planning”. VCU Teaching, Volume 11.

Evans-Cowley, Jennifer S. and Meghan Z. Gough. 2008. “Transforming Top Down to Bottom Up Planning in Post-Katrina Mississippi”. Progressive Planning Magazine.

Evans-Cowley, Jennifer S. and Meghan Z. Gough. 2007. “ Transforming Top Down to Bottom Up Planning in Post-Katrina Mississippi ”. Progressive Planning Magazine .

Evans-Cowley, Jennifer S. and Meghan Z. Gough. 2005. “Land Use Planning in Ohio Counties: Survey Result Highlights”. The Ohio County Commissioners Association of Ohio Magazine, Issue 1.

Gough, Meghan Z. and Jennifer Evans-Cowley. 2004. “Land Use Planning in Ohio Townships”. The Ohio Planner's News . Jul/Aug.

Gough, Meghan Z. and Jennifer Evans-Cowley. 2004. “Land Use Planning in Ohio Townships: Survey Result Highlights”. The Ohio Township News. May/Jun.

Gough, Meghan Z. and Jennifer Evans-Cowley. 2004. “Township Survey: Current Updates”. The Ohio Township News . Jan/Feb.

Gough, Meghan Z. and Robert E. Lang. 2003. “New Metropolis Counties: Suburbs of Suburbs.” Washington , D.C. : Metropolitan Institute at Virginia Tech. Census Note 02:05.

Gough, Meghan Z. and Jennifer Evans-Cowley. 2003. “Township Survey: Preliminary Results”. The Ohio Township News . Nov/Dec.

Supported Research ($85,920):

2011 U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant, Mississippi Gulf Coast Regional Sustainability Plan ($5,573)

2010 Institute for Museum and Library Services National Leadership Collaborative Planning Grant, Assessing the Role of Public Gardens in Promoting Sustainable Community Development ($49,919)

2010 University Sustainability Grant: VCU Green Mapping Initiative ($24, 948)

2010 Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Sustainable Communities Initiative Evaluation ($3,200)

2009 VCU Center for Teaching Excellence Small Grant Recipient ($2,280)