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David Turcotte

David Turcotte
Dr. David A TurcotteResearch Professor, Director
  • CollegeCollege of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • DepartmentEconomics
  • Phone(978) 934-4682
  • EmailDavid_Turcotte@uml.edu

Research Interests

Sustainable housing and community economic development, community conflict resolution, and environmental justice.

Education

  • Other: Work Environment/Pollution Prevention/Cleaner Production, (2007), University of Massachusetts Lowell - Lowell, MA
  • MS: Community Economic Development, (1999), Southern New Hampshire University - Manchester, NH
  • BA: Sociology, (1979), University of Lowell - Lowell, MA
    Supporting Area: Political Science

Publications

  • Alvarez-Chavez, C.R., Flores-Bernal, J.L., Esquer-Peralta, J., Munguia-Vega, N.E., Corella-Madueno, M.A., Rascon-Careaga, A., Turcotte, D.A., Velazquez-Contreras, L.E. (2016) "Detection of allergen sources in the homes of sensitized children," Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 6 pp. 531
  • Ramirez-Tejeda, K., Turcotte, D.A., Pike, S. (2016) "Unsustainable Wind Turbine Blade Disposal Practices in the United States: A Case for Policy Intervention and Technological Innovation," New Solutions: A Journal Of Environmental And Occupational Health Policy: NS
  • Turcotte, D.A., Woskie, S., Gore, R., Chaves, E., Adejumo, K. (2015) "HEALTH EFFECTS OF HOUSING ON URBAN LOW-INCOME ASTHMATIC CHILDREN IN LOWELL, MASSACHUSETTS," pp. 111
  • Turcotte, D.A., Alker, H., Chaves, E., Gore, R., Woskie, S. (2014) "Healthy homes: in-home environmental asthma intervention in a diverse urban community," American journal of public health 104:4 pp. 665–671
  • Turcotte, D.A. (2014) "Healthy homes: In-home environmental asthma interventions in a diverse urban community," National Healthy Homes Conference
  • Carswell, A., Yust, B., Turcotte, D.A. (2013) "A Content Review and Impact Analysis of Housing and Society Through 40 Years," Housing and Society 40:2 pp. 232-245
  • Turcotte, D.A. (2013) "Healthy homes: In-home environmental asthma interventions in a diverse urban community," American Public Health Association Annual Convention
  • Turcotte, D.A. (2013) "Healthy homes: In-home environmental asthma interventions in a diverse urban community," 2013 Housing Education and Research Association
  • Turcotte, D.A. (2013) "Power: The architect of conflict," International Management Symposium (Symposio Internacial de Administracion)
  • Turcotte, D.A., Johnson Jr, M.P., Vidrine, E., Drew, R.B., Sullivan, F.M. (2012) "Reconstructing Neighborhoods: Case Studies in Foreclosed Housing Acquisition and Redevelopment in Distressed Urban Communities,"
  • Johnson Jr, M.P., Drew, R.B., Keisler, J., Turcotte, D.A. (2012) "Values, Objectives, and Decisions: Using Community-Based Operations Research for Neighborhood Redevelopment,"
  • Johnson, M.P., Drew, R.B., Keisler, J.M., Turcotte, D.A. (2012) "What is a strategic acquisition? Decision modeling in support of foreclosed housing redevelopment," Socio-economic planning sciences 46:3 pp. 194-204
  • Turcotte, D.A., Johnson, L.M., Drew, R. (2011) "Case Studies in Community Development Corporations - Efforts to Stabilize Neighborhoods From the Effects of Foreclosures," The Housing Education and Research Association
  • Turcotte, D.A., Geiser, K. (2010) "A framework to guide sustainable housing development," Housing and Society 37:2 pp. 87-117
  • Johnson Jr, M.P., Keisler, J., Solak, S., Turcotte, D.A., Drew, R.B., Bayram, A., Vidrine, E. (2010) "Decision Models for Foreclosed Housing Acquisition and Redevelopment: A University of Massachusetts Multi-Campus Collaborative Project-Processes and Findings to Date,"
  • Johnson, M.P., Turcotte, D.A., Sullivan, L.F., Drew, R.B. (2010) "Improving Policy Design and Practice for Acquisition and Redevelopment of Foreclosed Residential Housing in Urban Communities," Cleveland, OH: Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
  • Johnson, M.P., Turcotte, D.A., Sullivan, F.M. (2010) "What foreclosed homes should a municipality purchase to stabilize vulnerable neighborhoods?," Networks and Spatial Economics 10:3 pp. 363-388
  • Silka, L., Toof, R., Turcotte, D.A., Villareal, J., Buxbaum, L., Renault-Caragianes, P. (2008) "Community-university partnerships: achieving the promise in the face of changing goals, changing funding patterns, and competing priorities.," New solutions : a journal of environmental and occupational health policy : NS 18:2
  • Turcotte, D.A., Silka, L. (2008) "Reflections on the concept of social capital," Southeast Asian Refugees and Immigrants in the Mill City pp. 49-68
  • Turcotte, D.A., Silka, L. (2007) "Reflections on the concept of social capital: Complex partnerships in refugee and immigrant communities," J.Jennings.(Ed.), Race, neighborhoods, and misuse of social capital pp. 109-132
  • Turcotte, D.A. (2006) "Cases in Sustainable Housing: Where Do We Go From Here," A framework for sustainable housing development in the United States
  • Turcotte, D.A. (2006) "Framework For Housing Sustainability: Perspectives From the Field," A framework for sustainable housing development in the United States
  • Turcotte, D.A. (2006) "Sustainable development: a better holistic view.," New solutions : a journal of environmental and occupational health policy : NS 16:4 pp. 414-417
  • Turcotte, D.A., Villareal, J., Bermingham, C. (2006) "The Benefits of Building Green,"

Presentations

  • Reconstructing Neighborhoods: Foreclosed Housing and Redevelopment Strategies in Distressed Communities - UMass Lowell Seminar Series, November 2012 - Lowell, Massachusetts
  • Healthy Homes for All: Improving Children's Health in Diverse Communities - UMass Medical School, Center for Clinical & Translational ScienceÕs Challenges Issues in Community Health: The Role of Research Conference, November 2012 - Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
  • Symposium: As Housing and Society Turns 40:A Reflection Back and a Look Forward - Housing Education and Research Association Conference, October 2012 - Roanoke, Virginia
  • Case Studies in Community Development CorporationsÕ Efforts to Stabilize Neighborhoods from the Effects of Foreclosures - Housing Education and Research Association Conference, October 2011 - Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Healthy Homes for All: Improving Children's Health in Diverse Communities - National Healthy Homes Conference, June 2011 - Denver, Colorado
  • Case Studies in Community Development Corporations Efforts to Stabilize Neighborhoods from the Effects of Foreclosures - International Planners Network Conference, May 2011 - Memphis, Tennessee
  • Engaging Housing Groups in Healthy Homes Initiatives - Region One Conference of the National Community Development Association, October 2010 - Providence, RI
  • Jobs and Workforce Development - UMass Lowell Electric Vehicle Summit, October 2010 - Lowell, Massachusetts
  • Engaging Housing Groups in Healthy Homes Initiatives - Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Policy Summit-Housing Policy: Who Pays, Who Plays, Who Wins?, June 2010 - Providence, RI
  • Foreclosed Housing Acquisition and Redevelopment using Decision Models - Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Policy Summit-Housing Policy: Who Pays, Who Plays, Who Wins?, June 2010 - Cleveland, OH
  • Overcoming Program Challenges - HUDs 2010 Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Controls Program Manager School, June 2010 - Memphis, Tennessee
  • Cases Studies in Foreclosure Acquisition Efforts to Stabilize Neighborhoods - Urbanism Affairs Association Conference, March 2010 - Honolulu, HI
  • Integrated Pest Management and Health - Asthma Action Partnership Symposium for Integrated Pest Management, December 2009 - Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
  • Clean Energy Workforce Development - University of Massachusetts Clean Energy Career Pathways Conference, October 2009 - Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
  • Local Efforts to Mitigate the Impacts of Buildings on Global Warming - University of Massachusetts Lowell Climate Change Teach-In, October 2009 - Lowell, Massachusetts
  • The Benefits of Greening Your Homes and Business - Greater Lowell Chamber of Commerce Business Expo, September 2009 - Chelmsford, Massachusetts
  • Healthy Homes Healthy Live: Organizers for Green and Healthy Housing - 2008 Massachusetts Smart Growth Smart Energy Conference, December 2008 - Boston, Massachusetts
  • Urban Revitalization and Gentrification - Build Boston 2008 Conference, November 2008 - Boston, Massachusetts
  • Multi-dimensional Strategies to Reach High Risk Populations - 2008 National Healthy Homes Conference, September 2008 - Baltimore, Maryland
  • Energy: Planning: Get Started! Get Involved! - Southern New England American Planning AssociationÕs Conference, September 2008 - Providence, Rhode Island
  • Positioning Our Communities: Creating an Environment for Green Jobs/Economic Development - Green, Clean, and Sustainable Ð Economic Development Summit, May 2008 - Haverhill, Massachusetts
  • Cases Studies in Urban Sustainable Housing Development - Urbanism Affairs Association Conference, April 2008 - Baltimore, Maryland
  • Strengthening the Capacity of Health Professional Serving Minority and Low-income Communities to Better Identify, Manage, and Prevent Environmental Health Risks - American Public Health Association Annual Convention, November 2007 - Washington DC
  • A Framework for Sustainable Housing Development: Moving Beyond Green - Forum on Application of Sustainability Theory to Urban Development Practice, August 2007 - Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Safer Environments for Children: Homes, Child Care Settings, and Schools - Protecting Massachusetts's Children from Environmental Risks: Problems and Solutions Conference, June 2007 - Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
  • Safer Environments for Children: Homes, Waste Sites/Brownfields and Workplaces - Safer Environments for Children: Homes, Waste Sites/Brownfields and Workplaces, June 2007 - Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
  • Case Studies in Sustainable Housing - UMass Lowell Qualitative Research Network's Research Sharing Day, May 2007 - Lowell, Massachusetts
  • Community University Partnerships: Achieving the Promise in the Face of Changing Goals, Changing Funding Patterns, and Competing Priorities - International CITA Conference: Community-University Partnerships: How Do We Achieve The Promise?, April 2007 - Lowell, Massachusetts
  • Cases in Sustainable Housing - Sustainable Urbanism Conference, April 2007 - Texas A & M, College Station, Texas
  • Safer Environments for Children: Homes, Child Care Settings, and Schools - Protecting Rhode Island's Children from Environmental Risks: Problems and Solutions Conference, March 2007 - Pawtucket, Rhode Island
  • Safer Environments for Children: Homes, Waste Sites/Brownfields and Workplaces - Protecting Rhode Island's Children from Environmental Risks: Problems and Solutions Conference, March 2007 - Pawtucket, Rhode Island
  • Sustainable Housing, January 2007 - Tlaxcala, Mexico
  • The Benefits of Building Green - Green Building Forum, December 2006 - Lowell, Massachusetts
  • Safer Environments for Children: Homes, Waste Sites/Brownfields and Workplaces - Presentation at the Protecting New Hampshire's Children from Environmental Risks: Problems and Solutions Conference, 2006 - Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Safer Environments for Children: Homes, Child Care Settings, and Schools - Protecting New Hampshire's Children from Environmental Risks: Problems and Solutions Conference, 2006 - Manchester, New Hampshire
  • A Framework for Sustainable Housing Development - Second World Planning School Congress, July 2006 - Mexico City, Mexico
  • A Framework for Sustainable Housing Development - Planners Network Conference, June 2006 - Chicago, Illinois
  • Developing a Sustainable Housing Development Framework Using Qualitative Methods - UMass Lowell Qualitative Research Network's Stories of Qualitative Research Conference, April 2006 - Lowell, Massachusetts
  • Addressing the Challenges of the Built Environment in an Immigrant City - American Public Health Association Annual Convention, November 2004 - Washington DC
  • Are Current Drivers Sufficient to Sustain Green Building Development? - Sustainable Communities 2004 Conference, July 2004 - Burlington, Vermont
  • Sustainability Planning: Adapting the Danish Scenario Workshop to a Diverse U.S. Immigrant City - Sustainable Communities 2004 Conference, July 2004 - Burlington, Vermont
  • Are Current Drivers Sufficient to Sustain Green Building Development? - National Environmental Assistance Summit, April 2004 - Baltimore, Maryland
  • Sustainability Planning: Adapting the Danish Scenario Workshop to a Diverse U.S. Immigrant City - National Pollution Prevention Roundtable Conference, April 2003 - Louisville, Kentucky
  • Reflections on the Concept of Social Capital: Complex Partnerships in Refugee and Immigrant Communities - Diversity, Culture and Sustainable Development, The University of Massachusetts Lowell, Committee on Theory and Assessment International Conference, 2001 - Lowell, Massachusetts
  • University Engagement in Regional Development: Building Bridges - Approaches to Sustainable Regional Development: The Role of the University in the Globalizing Economy, The University of Massachusetts Lowell, Committee on Industrial Theory and Assessment International Conference, 2000 - Lowell, Massachusetts
  • Effective University Partnerships for Neighborhood Redevelopment - Annual Regional Conference of the American Planning Association, 1999 - Providence, Rhode Island
  • Building Effective University-Community Partnership - Building a Better Tomorrow 1999 Best Practices and Technical Assistance Symposium, 1999 - Kansas City, Missouri
  • Refugee and Immigrant Economic Development Leadership Project, 1999 - Manchester, New Hampshire

Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • SEP: Collaborative: Achieving a Sustainable Energy Pathway for Wind Turbine Blade (2012), Grant -
    Turcotte, D.A. (Co-Principal)
  • Achieving a Sustainable Energy Pathway for Wind Turbine Blade Manufacturing (2012), - National Science Foundation
    Schmidt, D. (Co-Principal), Niezrecki, C., Reynaud, E., Turcotte, D.A., Sherwood, J.A.
  • SEP: Collaborative: Achieving a Sustainable Energy Pathway for Wind Turbine Blade Manufacturing (2012), Grant - National Science Foundation
  • Healthy Homes for Elders: Multi-Trigger, Multi-Component Environmental Intervent (2013), Grant - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
    Turcotte, D.A. (Principal)
  • Healthy Homes for Elders: Multi-Trigger, Multi-Component Environmental Intervent (2013), Grant - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
    Turcotte, D.A. (Principal)
  • Greater Lowell/Merrimack Valley Lead Program (2013), Contract - U.S. DEPT OF HOUSING & URBAN DEVELOPMENT
    Turcotte, D.A. (Principal)
  • Lowell Lead Paint Program (2013), Contract - U.S. DEPT OF HOUSING & URBAN DEVELOPMENT
    Turcotte, D.A. (Principal)
  • Asthma Interventions in Public and Assisted Multifamily Housing Grant Program for Improving Children's Health: Effective Asthma Interventions in Public and Assisted Multifamily Housing (2011), Grant - United States Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Income Account: New England Healthy Homes Training Center and Network (2011), -
    Turcotte, D.A. (Principal)
  • Rebirth of the Lowell Asthma Coalition: Improving Quality of Life for Residents A (2012), Grant -
    Turcotte, D.A. (Principal)
  • Green Housing Study: Boston Follow-Up (2012), Contract - CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL & PREVENTION
    Turcotte, D.A. (Principal)
  • Green Housing Study: Boston Follow-Up (2012), Contract - CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL & PREVENTION
    Turcotte, D.A. (Principal)
  • Raising Public Awareness to Improve the Quality of Life for Residents Affected by (2013), Grant -
    Turcotte, D.A. (Principal)
  • Improving Children's Health: Effective Asthma Interventions in Public and Assiste (2011), -
    Turcotte, D.A. (Principal)
  • Green Housing Study (2012), Grant - Harvard School of Public Health
  • Greater Lowell Health Alliance Needs Assessment (2013), -
    Turcotte, D.A. (Principal)
  • Clean Energy Career Workgroup and Roundtable (2011), Grant - Massachusetts Clean Energy Center
  • Collaborative Proposal: Decision Models for Foreclosed Housing Acquisition and Re (2010), Grant -
    Turcotte, D.A. (Principal)
  • Collaborative Proposal: Decision Models for Foreclosure Acquisition and Redevelopment (2010), Grant - National Science Foundation
  • Workshop: 2011 Wind Energy Research Workshop, Lowell, MA August 2011 (2011), Grant -
    Turcotte, D.A. (Co-Principal)
  • Clean Energy Career Workgroup and Roundtable (2011), -
    Turcotte, D.A. (Principal)
  • Merrimack Valley Housing Report (2009), -
    Turcotte, D.A. (Principal)
  • ARRA Healthy Homes for All: Improving Children's Health In Diverse Communities (2009), Grant -
    Turcotte, D.A. (Principal)
  • UTEC Green Resource Center Project (2011), -
    Turcotte, D.A. (Principal)
  • Clean Energy Career Workgroup and Roundtable (2010), Grant - Massachusetts Clean Energy Center
  • Wind and Clean Energy Initiative to Build Collaboration and Cluster Competitiveness (2010), Grant - University of Massachusetts President's Office
  • Healthy Homes Demonstration Program Grant for Healthy Homes for All: Improving Children's Health In Diverse Communities (2009), Grant - United States Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Clean Energy Career Workgroup and Roundtable (2010), -
    Turcotte, D.A. (Principal)
  • Merrimack Valley Housing Report (2009), Grant - Community Teamwork, Inc.
  • Staffing and Supporting the Clean Energy Sector (2009), Grant - University of Massachusetts President's Office
  • Forecasting and Promoting the Clean Energy Sector (2008), Grant - University of Massachusetts President's Office
  • Technical Assistance and Research Center for Housing and Sustainability Outreach Partnership (2008), Grant - , Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
  • Technical Assistance & Research Center for Housing & Sustainability Outreach Part (2008), -
    Turcotte, D.A. (Principal)
  • Technical Assistance and Research Center for Housing Sustainability (2008), Grant -
    Turcotte, D.A. (Principal)
  • RESD Summer Student (2008), -
    Turcotte, D.A. (Principal)
  • Sustainability Outreach Partnership Center (2007), Grant - Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
  • Technical Assistance and Research Center for Housing Sustainability (2007), Grant - Parker Foundation
  • Sustainable Outreach Partnership Initiative (SOPI): Creating Green Buildings and (2007), Grant -
    Turcotte, D.A. (Principal)
  • Community Development Work Study Program (2005), Grant - United States Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Strengthening the Capacity of Health Professionals Serving Minority and Low-Income Communities to Better Identify, Manage, and Prevent Environmental Health Risks (2005), Grant - United States Environmental Protection Agency
  • Sustainable Urban Redevelopment Program Lowell Green Building Initiative (2005), Grant - Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Community Problem Solving Grant (2004), Grant - United States Environmental Protection Agency
  • Green Buildings and Sustainability (2005), Grant - Parker Foundation
  • Healthy Homes Demonstration Grant for Innovations in Reaching Diverse Groups (Awarded 2003, 2 years, $165,000) (2003), Grant - United States Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Lowell Composting Project (2003), Grant - City of Lowell
  • UMass Lowell Composting Project (2003), Grant - University of Massachusetts Lowell Executive Office of Environmental Affairs
  • Community Development Work Study Program (2002), Grant - United States Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Confronting the Housing Crisis in Lowell (2002), Grant - Sociological Inquiries Foundation and Parker Foundation
  • The Community EMS Initiative (2002), Grant - United States Environmental Protection Agency
  • Lowell Community Partnership for a Food Waste Composting Enterprise, Phase III (2001), Grant - University of Massachusetts Chelsea Center for Recycling and Economic Development
  • Citywide Restaurant Food Waste Composting Program (2000), Grant - University of Massachusetts Chelsea Center for Recycling and Economic Development
  • Immigrant and Refugee Self-Sufficiency Project (1998), Grant - Massachusetts Jobs Council