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“Social-Impact Network” For Wildfire Adaptation

by Daniel W. Zietlow, Ph.D., CSTPR Writing Intern

A “Social-Impact Network for Wildfire Adaptation” -- describes the research of one of our new core faculty members, Bruce Goldstein. Bruce is an Associate Professor in the Program in Environmental Design and the Program in Environmental Studies. His work focuses on how planners, activists, public agency managers and other stakeholders collaborate to address daunting social-ecological challenges, such as restoring fire regimes in a densely populated wildlands-urban interface, harmonizing common-property resource management with international efforts to protect biodiversity, and of course climate change. Bruce is particularly interested in how learning networks can catalyze change in stable and durable institutions that are approaching dramatic social and ecological thresholds. Read more ...


Environmental Rights and Adaption to Climate Change

by Daniel W. Zietlow, Ph.D., CSTPR Writing Intern

We also highlight the research of Steve Vanderheiden, who joined CSTPR as a core faculty member in 2015. Steve is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Environmental Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder, as well as Professorial Fellow at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics (CAPPE) in Australia. He joined the CU Boulder faculty in 2007, and specializes in normative political theory and environmental politics, with a particular focus on global governance and climate change. In addition to numerous published articles and book chapters on topics ranging from Rousseau’s environmental thought to the politics of SUVs, and edited books on political theory approaches to climate change, energy politics, and environmental rights, his Atmospheric Justice: A Political Theory of Climate Change (Oxford, 2008) won the 2009 Harold and Margaret Sprout award from the International Studies Association for the best book on international environmental politics. Steve received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Read more ...