Dr Thomas Sigler
|Dr Thomas Sigler|
Lecturer in Human Geography
PhD Geography, The Pennsylvania State University
MSc Geography, The Pennsylvania State University
BA Geography & International Relations, The University of Southern California
Urban Affairs Association
Institute of Australian Geographers
Association of American Geographers
Dr Thomas Sigler joined GPEM in 2012, relocating from his home in the US. Dr Sigler has worked abroad in several different contexts. In 2009, he worked with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and partner organizations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to formulate a conservation plan in the eastern part of the country. In 2007 and 2008, he worked in Honduras with an organization called Global Brigades creating programming for undergraduate students traveling to Central America to deliver sustainable enterprise workshops.
- Network-Based Approaches to Understanding Global City Formation
- Urban Morphology in the Global South
- Historical Urban Development
Principal supervison of PhD students:
Associate supervision of PhD students:
Sigler, TJ (Forthcoming). Monaco with Bananas, a Tropical Manhattan, or a Singapore for Central America: Explaining Rapid Urban Growth in Panama City, Panama. Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography.
Sigler, TJ (Forthcoming). Panama as Palimpsest: The Reformulation of the Transit Corridor in a Global Economy. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research—IJURR.
Sigler, TJ (2014). Panama’s Special Economic Zones: Balancing Growth and Development in a National Context. Bulletin of Latin American Research 33(1): 1-15.
Sigler, TJ (2013). Corporate clustering in Australian cities: An analysis of the geographic distribution of ASX-listed headquarters. In K Ruming, B Randolph, and N Gurran (eds.) State of Australian Cities Conference 2013: Refereed Proceedings.
Sigler, TJ (2013). Relational Cities: Doha, Panama City, and Dubai as 21st Century Entrepôts. Urban Geography 34(5): 612-633.
Sigler, TJ and R Albandoz (2013). Beyond Representation: Film as a Pedagogical Tool in Urban Geography. Journal of Geography.
Sigler, TJ and M Balaji (2013). Regional Place Representation in Hip-Hop Music. Communication, Culture, and Critique 6(2): 336-352.
Sigler, TJ (2009). Mixed-Use Megaprojects in the Global Context: Lessons from Las Vegas. Human Geography 2(2): 77-82.
What does your skyline say about your city? The Atlantic Cities, 23 August 2012.
Is There Such as Thing as ‘Rural’ Gentrification?. Planetizen, 21 February 2012.
A Fight to Save One of Latin America’s Oldest Neighborhoods. The Atlantic Cities, 15 November 2011.
In Defense of Publicly Owned Metros. The Atlantic Cities, 2 November 2011.
Metro Planning: A Snapshot of GIS Applications in Panama. Planning and Technology Today,11 August 2011.
Last updated: Aug 5, 2014