Geography 2050

Dr. Deborah Popper

Princeton University

Dr. Deborah Popper is a Professor of Geography at the College of Staten Island, the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and Princeton University in New Jersey. Her work has focused on how large regions and urban areas adjust to environmental pressures and population loss. Along with her husband, Frank Popper of Rutgers University, she developed the concept of the Buffalo Commons, a principle that has served as a guide for a future based on ecological restoration. She is currently working on developing comparable alternatives for other American regions. She serves on the governing board of the American Geographical Society and is on the National Center for Frontier Communities board. Dr. Popper is also a Paul P. Vouras Medalist.