Richard Greene is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography at Northern Illinois University. He received his Ph.D. degree in 1989 from the University of Minnesota and writes on the subject of urban studies with an emphasis on urban regeneration, edge cities, and land conversion processes on the urban-rural fringe with principal comparisons drawn from Chicago, Los Angeles, and China’s Pearl River urban region. Utilizing geographic information systems (GIS), global positioning systems (GPS), and remote sensing technologies he is actively engaged in researching demographic and land-use change as a result of urban expansion. He recently published two books, one titled Exploring the Urban Community: A GIS Approach (2nd Edition)<\i> and an edited book titled Chicago's Geographies: Metropolis for the 21st Century<\i>.
Biography Updated on 26 June 2012