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

May 2017| Undergraduate Summer Studio will kick off May 22nd. The Global Forum, in collaboration with Hollins University, Roanoke College, the VT Office of Undergraduate Research and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is sponsoring 3 summers undergraduate research studios based in Roanoke. For more information on the summer program please visit the VT website here.

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 the 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 | 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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