urban social-ecological-technical systems (SETS), urban planning, green infrastructure
2801 Sharon Turnpike; P.O. Box AB
Millbrook NY 12545-0129, USA
845 677-7600 x234
Dr. Matsler’s research focuses on green infrastructure policy, including emerging funding mechanisms, maintenance regimes, and performance metrics. As an interdisciplinarian, Dr. Matsler draws from urban ecology, sociology, political ecology, and science and technology studies (STS) theory to understand utility service delivery and infrastructure development in cities.
She integrates qualitative social science methods (including in-depth interviews, focus groups, and document analysis) with quantitative methods (including Q-method and spatial analysis) to answer a number of urban research questions, including: