Rayman Mohamed

Associate Professor Urban Studies & Planning
Phone: 313-577-2701


2012: Green retrofitting: Cisterns for Detroit parking structures. (An EPA RainWorks Challenge Project in collaboration with the Departments of Fine Arts and Civil and Environmental Engineering).

2011: A greenhouse gas emissions inventory for buildings at Wayne State University.

2010: A limited greenhouse gas inventory and report for the City of Hazel Park, Michigan. 

Research Interests

Decision-making by developers
Psychology in planning
Brownfields Redevelopment 

Current Working Papers and Research

A spatial econometric analysis of the price premium of lots in conservtion subdivisions.

Does the Endowment Effect Influence Outcomes in Takings Cases? An Exploratory Look at Some Important Cases and Suggestions for Additional Research, in press, JPER. Click here for a longer version that discusses implications for planning ethics.

Micro-level racial patterns in large American cities: A reinterpretation of "things are heading south"

Recent Teaching

UP 5999:  Brownfields Redevelopment
UP 6120:  Planning Studies and Methods
UP 6320:  Quantitative Techniques
UP 6470:  Introduction to Environmental Planning
UP 6570:  State and Local Government Finance

Selected Publications

Jurisdictional spillover effects of sprawl on injuries and fatalities, Acciddent Analysis and Prevention, 2014, 72(Nov), 9-16.

The economics of conservation subdivisions: Price premiums, improvement costs, and absorption rates, Urban Affairs Review, 2006, 41(3), 376-399.

The psychology of residential developers: Lessons from behavioral economics and additional explanations for satisficing, Journal of Planning Education and Research, 2006, 26(1), 28-37.

Recent Grants

PI: U-Haul International, Moving to Opportunity: U-Haul’s Local Economic Impact and Contributions to Residential Mobility, $105,000.
Joint-PI: Office of the Vice President for Research, WSU, A Pilot Study on the effects of the M1, Joint-PI, $100,000.
Co-PI: Kellogg Foundation/Land Policy Institute, Toward Sustainable Coastal Communities: An Integrated Assessment of Brownfields Redevelopment Along Michigan’s Coasts, $28,000.
PI: Land Policy Center, Michigan State University, Priming the Pump: Assessing the Impact of Public Invesments in Brownfields Redevelopment, $20,000

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