Capstone Projects

Planning and Geography students complete Planning Studios, Research Projects, a Thesis, or a combination. Click on the images to see a Showcase of recent work. Or follow the links below to an archive of earlier work.

Planning Studio Projects


BS Geography Senior Projects


MS Geography Research Projects



2015-2016 Academic Year

  • Crossney, Kristen B., Beau Ryck. A Case Study of Rental Housing in Chester County. Fall 2015.
  • McMillin, Kendra McMillin. West Chester University Emerald Ash Borer Management Plan. Fall 2015.

2014-2015 Academic Year

  • Blough, Adam, Harmony Hill Conservation Area. Fall 2014.
  • Cruz, Jonathan. Philadelphia Then and Now. Fall 2014.
  • Flores, Geena, Policy Participation as Indicators of Inner Borders within the United States. Spring 2015.
  • Hauck, Emerson and Dr. Kristen Crossney. Inconsistent Weather Impacts Midwestern Cattle Ranchers and Beef Prices across the U.S. Spring 2015.
  • Griffiths, Jeffrey and Dr. Kristen Crossney. Effects of West Chester University Road Salt Usage on Water Quality of the Plum Run. Spring 2015.
  • Hammond, Stacey, Historic Preservation Tax Credit Project in Philadelphia. Spring 2015.
  • Hutchins, Peter J. Williamsburg, Brooklyn: Gentrification at its 'Best' in NYC. Spring 2015.
  • Johnson, Phil and Josh Marcinik. Spatial Analysis Perspective on Emergency Calls. Spring 2015.
  • Johnson, Phil and Josh Marcinik. Emergency Calls and Public Safety. Fall 2014.
  • McMillin, Kendra and Gerard Hertel. Emerald Ash Borer Management Plan. Spring 2015.
  • Purse, Jeffrey E. Combatting Sprawl with non-motorized transportation use. Spring 2015.
  • Rodriguez, Robert J. Relocation of the Atlanta Braves. Spring 2015.
  • Ryan, Kevin, Exton County Park: Forest Composition and Importance Value. Fall 2014.
  • Schad, Lioba. Public Transportation Usage, Commute Times, and Vehicle Ownership. Spring 2015.

2013-2014 Academic Year

  • Carrigan, Cody. Gentrify, Gentrifying, Gentrified: The Study of Philadelphia County. Spring 2014.
  • Goral, Adam. Developing Sexual Freedom: Constructing a Spatial Context for Sex Positive Countries. Spring 2014.
  • Keating, Ellen E. Urban Agriculture in the Context of Food Insecurity in Philadelphia. Spring 2014.
  • Murtoff, Colin. Socioeconomic Status and Bridge Sufficiency Ratings. Spring 2014.
  • Ryck, Beau. Spatial Analysis of Urban Carbon Footprints in the U.S.. Spring 2014.
  • Thomas, Anthony. Quantifying Sprawl in Chester County, PA. Spring 2014.
  • Van Halem, Ian. Electricity Consumption in the United States (2009). Spring 2014.

2012-2013 Academic Year

  • Tangert, Ian. Serving Geoprocessing Over the Internet: An Open Source Approach. Spring 2013.
  • McMillin, Kendra and Gerard Hertel. Cornfield to Forest 1967-2012. Spring 2013.
  • Ferenchak, Nick. The Accessibility of Trails in Chester County. Fall 2012.

2011-2012 Academic Year

  • Mackey, Dennis J. Gone Fishin' - Pennsylvania Bass Fishing Guide. Fall 2011.
  • Kaufman, Andrew, John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge. Fall 2011.
  • Spahr, Catherine and Dottie Ives-Dewey. GIS as a Tool for Historic Preservation Planning: Lessons from Newtown Township, Pennsylvania. Spring 2012.

2010-2011 Academic Year

2009-2010 Academic Year

Before 2009


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