Bruce Goldstein is an Associate Professor in the Program in Environmental Design and the Program in Environmental Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder, Associate Director for Curriculum for the Masters of Environment Program, core faculty in the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research, and a faculty research associate in the Institute for Behavioral Science. He examines how planners, activists, public agency managers and other stakeholders develop collaborative responses to social-ecological challenges, such as rapid growth in the wildlands-urban interface, biodiversity protection, common-property resource management, and 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. Bruce’s current research focuses on community and network-scale resilience assessment in partnership with the Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network, and a study of the Locally-Managed Marine Areas Network. Members of his lab group and CSTPR doctoral affiliates Jeremiah Osbourne-Gowey, Lee Frankel-Goldwater, Julie Risien, Sarah Schweizer, and Claire Chase are working on analysis of these and other networks, included the 100 Resilient Cities Network and the National Alliance for Broader Impacts, and they recently collaborated on a report for APLU (the Association of American Public Land Grant Universities) on how to design and implement transformative learning networks.
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