Alenka Poplin


is an Assistant Professor of Geoinformation Science and GeoDesign at Iowa State University and a founder of the GeoGames Lab. Her research interests intersect geospatial modelling, interactive virtual geo-environments, game-based modelling and design, and interaction with online mapping systems. Her main application areas include civic engagement, public participation in urban planning, energy games, and smart cities. She holds a PhD in Geoinformation Science from Vienna University of Technology, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Clemson University, SC and a Master in Surveying and Spatial Planning from the Technical University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. Alenka recently published in several journals including Journal of Urban Technology, Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, Computers, Environment and Urban Systems (CEUS), The Cartographic JournalTransactions in GIS, Cartography and Geographic Information Science, and others. She is one of the co-editors of the edited book The Virtual and The Real: Perspectives, Practices and Applications for The Built Environment, Routledge. 


last update: February 2018

Articles published on IXD&A: 

'Transforming Pervasive into Collaborative: Engaging Youth as Leaders with GIS through a Framework that Integrates Technologies, Storytelling, and Action', N. 35, 2017, pp. 182 - 204, abstractdownload