Project Participants



Joanna Ganning

University of Utah


Contact Information:

University of Utah
City & Metropolitan Planning
Office Address:
375 S 1530 E RM 235
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Office Phone:
( 801 ) 587 - 8129
Professional URL:



Joanna Ganning joined the University of Utah in 2013 as an Assistant Professor of City & Metropolitan Planning. She has served as the Executive Director of the Metropolitan Research Center since July 2014. Her research focuses on urban and regional economic development planning, and sometimes interfaces with natural resource management. Joanna holds a PhD in Regional Planning from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


iUTAH Involvement:

iUTAH Team Memberships:


Role in iUTAH:

I am participating primarily in RFA3 as a social scientist. I am collaborating closely with Courtney Flint at Utah State University investigating questions of capacity, vulnerability, and water-related risks at the community level.


iUTAH Interests:

Data and Modeling, iFellows, RFA3, Women in Science



Professional Interests & Expertise:

Coupled Human-Natural Systems, Demography, GIS, Planning


Environments & Scales:

Cities, Communities, Mountains, Neighborhoods, Organizations, Populations