Greg Rybarczyk

Greg Rybarczyk
University of Michigan-Flint | UM-Flint · Department of Geography, Planning, and Environment

Ph.D.

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Introduction
I am an Associate Professor of Geography. My research is broadly centered on examining ways to promote active transportation, accessibility, mobility; with a strong focus on the links among urban design, public health, and mode-share.
Additional affiliations
September 2019 - present
The Center for Urban Design and Mental Health
Position
  • Fellow
October 2016 - December 2016
Bergische Universität Wuppertal
Position
  • Researcher
January 2015 - present
The Michigan Institute of Data Science
Position
  • Faculty Affiliate
Education
September 2006 - August 2010
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Field of study
  • Geography, GIS, Transportation

Publications

Publications (27)
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Bicycles-on-board (BoB) transit is a popular travel demand management (TDM) tool across many U.S. cities and universities, yet research on this mode within a university environment remains minimal. The purpose of this research is to investigate how personal and neighborhood factors influence this travel choice in a university setting. Relying on at...
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The aim of this research study was to facilitate our understanding of how objective and perceived factors near the home influence children’s AST in an understudied city, İstanbul, Turkey. Using data from a cross-sectional sample of students aged 12–14 from 20 elementary schools (n = 1802) and consenting parents (n = 843), we applied a nominal logis...
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Significant wetland loss (~72%; 1.4 million hectares) in the Province of Ontario, Canada, has resulted in damage to important ecosystem services that mitigate the effects of global change. In response, major agencies have set goals to halt this loss and work to restore wetlands to varying degrees of function and area. To aid those agencies, this st...
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Personal Mobility Devices such as skateboards and scooters are increasingly considered a form of active transportation in dense urban environments. Understanding the experience of users is paramount, especially for cities intent on implementing efficient policies that promote sustainable futures. To meet this need, the research examined the dynamic...
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The current research set out to measure the moderating effect that urban design may have on bicyclist physiology while in transition. Focusing on the hilly City of Wuppertal, Germany, we harnessed bicyclists with mobile sensors to measure their responses to urban design metrics obtained from space syntax, while also adjusting for known traffic, ter...
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To date, the research that examines food accessibility has tended to ignore ethnic food outlets. This void leaves us with a limited understanding of how such food stores may, or may not, impact food security. The study discussed herein addressed this by conducting a geospatial assessment of ethnic food outlet accessibility in two U.S. cities: Flint...
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Although the importance of urban infrastructure resilience can be inferred, its terminology remains convoluted within the literature due to a lack of systematic review from a sustainable development planning perspective. This review paper was designed to elucidate connected research themes, scientific popularity, and conceptual boundaries of the te...
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Since 2014, residents of Flint, Michigan have dealt with the effects of lead in their municipal system in a series of events known as the Flint water crisis. While several studies have examined the health effects of the crisis and changes in water lead levels over time, no study has considered whether the crisis has resulted or could result in resi...
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Captive breeding or headstarting is a management option to increase population numbers in threatened and endangered animals. The success of these programs depends on increasing population numbers while maintaining fitness within populations that contain some captive‐reared individuals. As part of an ongoing conservation project with Shiawassee Nati...
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Commute stress is a serious health problem that impacts nearly everyone. Considering that microblogged geo-locational information offers new insight into human attitudes, the present research examined the utility of geo-social media data for understanding how different active and inactive travel modes affect feelings of pleasure, or displeasure, in...
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Universities and surrounding communities stand to benefit when active travel mode choices are elevated. Despite this, there is little research on travel mode choice at commuter universities and, in particular, the nonlinear spatial relationships among active travel potential and various contextual and compositional factors. The purpose of this stud...
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CITY KNOW-HOW Human health and planetary health are both influenced by city lifestyles, city leadership, and city development. For both, worrying trends are leading to increasing concern. It is imperative that both become core foci in urban policy. Changing the trajectory will require concerted action. The journal Cities & Health journal is dedicat...
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Background Assessing and mapping public health within neighborhoods has long been a focus area for researchers. The major weaknesses of previous research have been the use of untimely and aggregated data. The advent of Big Data, however, has opened up new level of analysis and type of information which can be advantageous for assessing mental healt...
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Investigation of Headstarted Blanding's Turtles (Emydoidea blandingii) in Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge, Saginaw, MI. When implementing management decisions managers should utilize the most cost-effective strategies that also provide the most benefit for the managed species. There are many different management options to consider when the obj...
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While many researchers have examined strategies for revitalizing downtowns, few have done so in small or mid-sized legacy cities. This article adds to the literature by examining 1263 survey responses to statements about potential improvements to the downtown area of Flint, Michigan (USA). Descriptive statistics were used to identify perceptions of...
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Background Commuting stress is known to be a root of many problems, including cardiovascular problems such as increased heart rate, increased blood pressure, back problems, as well as certain types of cancer. Examining how travel stress (or enjoyment) varies through time and space may reveal previously unknown relationships among active commute mod...
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This article reports the findings from a localized spatial modeling approach and visual assessment of crime determinants in Flint, Michigan. Factors pertaining to socioeconomic condition, public health, social capital, environmental stress, and neighborhood context were analyzed spatially and statistically using exploratory data analysis, explorato...
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Background:Children with asthma may be less likely to engage in physical activity due to fears of experiencing exercise-induced asthma attacks. With treatment and education, asthmatic children should be able to fully participate in exercise. We focused on an area of limited research by examining the influence of asthma attacks on different types of...
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Aim: The study investigated the socio-demographic differences in the association between depressive symptoms and higher body mass index (BMI). Subjects and methods: In Genesee County, Michigan, random samples of households were drawn from all residential census tracts. The Speak to Your Health! Survey was administered among adults aged 18 years...
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With the increased recognition that bicycling is a sustainable transportation mode choice, there is a continued interest in understanding how the built environment affects bicyclist travel behavior. Research on the influence of small-scale built form elements, such as street characteristics, on bicyclist wayfinding is limited. wayfinding is defined...
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Nonmotorized transport modes such as bicycling are becoming important components to urban transportation systems in the United States, in particular with the recent emphases on sustainable urban development. Recent bicycle forecasting methods have included urban design elements to help explain bicycle behavior but most measures lack accountability...
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Assessing and mapping neighborhood quality has a long legacy toward enhancing the vitality and quality of life in cities in the United States. This study utilized factor analysis and GIS-weighted overlay techniques for assessing neighborhood quality in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The study integrates several objective neighborhood parameters that address...
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Sustainable transport has become an important goal in transportation planning and research in recent decades. One emphasis of sustainable transport is to develop a multi-modal transportation system, in which bicycling facility planning is playing an important role. Recently, many bicycle facility planning methods have been proposed, and can be divi...
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AIM: The study investigated the socio-demographic differences in the association between depressive symptoms and higher body mass index (BMI). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: In Genesee County, Michigan, random samples of households were drawn from all residential census tracts. The Speak to Your Health! Survey was administered among adults aged 18 years and...

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Hello,
I'm curious to learn about resources (i.e., standard practices) regarding the creation of a survey instrument and/or analysis of micro-mobility travel mode decisions and travel behaviors (route preferences) in a university environment? Thanks and I look forward to any and all comments!

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Understand barriers and motivators to urban foraging behavior