Global Forum on Urban and Regional




Rupinder Paul Khandpur noted for his work at the Discovery Analytics CenterClick here to read about it in the VT News.


David Bieri, a Principal Research Associate at the Global Forum, has been awarded the Program in Real Estate Junior Faculty Fellowship by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.




Deborah Brosnan, a Fellow of the Global Forum, has become a regular contributor to the Huffington Post on topics of science, environment, climate change, and resilience

April 10, 2017| A panel discussion showcasing Environmental Justice Research with special guest Simin Davoudi; Topics addressed include: food justice and labor, technological domination, regulatory and legal frameworks, artistic spaces for environmental resistance, and many others. See flyer here.

March 2017| Dr. Steger selected to be a member of hte National Academy of Sciences. Read about it in the VT News.

March 2017| The Global Forum seeks to hire a senior research scientist who can contribute to the growth and development of its resilience research. For more information, click here.

January 2017 | Deborah Brosnan article: "Why Science Must Continue After Friday"

January 2017 | Dr. David Bieri discusses economic impacts that Trump’s inauguration could have on Virginia businesses on local TV station WDBJ.  View the interview here.

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April 11, 2017 | Dr. David S. Bieri article featured in Housing Policy Debate, Volume 27, Issue 3, May 2017. See full text of the article here.


February 3, 2017 | Nicolas Waingortin, an undergraduate student working with David Bieri was invited to attend a reception for the Vice-President of Argentina, Gabriela Michetti. View more here.


January 2017 | Dr. David Bieri discussed economic impacts that Trump’s inauguration could have on Virginia businesses on local TV station WDBJ.  You can view the interview here.


January 2017 | GFURR Symposium featured in the Biocomplexity Institute news.


October 31, 2016 | Dr. Charles Steger – Executive Director of the Global Forum received the honor of having the Biocomplexity Institute building at the corner of Washington St. & Duckpond Dr. named after him on Friday, November 11 at 3 pm. For full information please see the VT article at


August 31, 2016 | Dr. Charles W. Steger a plenary speaker at the 6th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC 2016 in Davos, Switzerland. You can view more information here.

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