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Ernest Sternberg, Ph.D.

Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Professor and Chair

Specialty/Research Focus

General conceptualization of disaster planning within a state, urban area, or facility

Dr. Sternberg’s current work is on the ethics of complex decision making to avert disasters, whether from terrorism or natural or technological hazards. His earlier research has examined complex resources whose allocation requires public planning because they are not effectively allocated by pure markets. He pursued this topic through successive studies of resource types, including technological research endowments, cultural and heritage resources, urban physical form and infrastructure systems, and (the opposite of such resources) geophysical and technological hazards. Some of the results may be seen in the publications listed below.  His most recent interest is the study of new radical ideologies affecting perceptions of public affairs.