Professor Stephen M. Wheeler has written widely on urban sustainability, climate change planning, regional planning, and urban morphology. He is the author of The Sustainable Urban Development Reader (with Timothy Beatley; Third Edition Routledge 2014); Planning for Sustainability: Creating Livable, Equitable, and Ecological Communities (Second Edition Routledge 2013); Climate Change and Social Ecology (Routledge 2012); and Reenvisioning Sustainable Cities: Strategies for Designing Greener, Healthier, Fairer Communities (forthcoming from U.C. Press). Prof. Wheeler is particularly interested in strategies to reach carbon neutrality quickly, to better manage urban growth, to cool cities, to promote social equity and affordable housing, and to change institutions so as to promote urban sustainability and more effective governance.
William R. and June Dale Prize for Excellence in Urban and Regional Planning, Academic Leadership Award from the California Climate and Agriculture Network (CalCAN), Switzer Fellowship for Environmental Leadership, Cool Davis EcoHero