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Dr. Deden Rukmana will conduct a research seminar on "The Prevalence of Obesity among Residents of Low-Income Neighborhoods: Case Study of Low-Income Neighborhoods in Savannah, Georgia".
Deden Rukmana is an associate professor and coordinator of Urban Studies and Planning Program at Savannah State University, USA. He received a PhD degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Florida State University and completed master’s degrees from the University of Southern California as well as Bandung Institute of Technology. Prior to joining Savannah State University, he worked as a planning analyst with the Florida Department of Community Affairs. He also has eight years of experience as urban planner in Indonesia. He has authored a book (Residential Origins of the Homeless: Spatial Distribution Analysis and Implications to Homelessness Prevention Interventions), a number of journal articles, book chapters, encyclopedia entries, book reviews, and dozens of Op-ed pieces in various publications, newspapers and magazines in the US, Indonesia, Singapore and the UK. His current research centers on health disparities, homelessness and poverty in the US, and spatial planning, street vendors and development challenges in Indonesia.