Public Participation and Decision Making

This project studies stakeholder involvement in sustainability decision making at the regional level.  The Knowledge Corridor (KC) region centers around the Connecticut River valley from Northampton, Massachusetts to Hartford, Connecticut....

Public Participation and Decision Making

Nearly 25 years after the United Nations’ Brundtland Commission convincingly argued for a sustainable economy, this goal remains sadly distant. Western economies are strong, innovative and increasingly efficient, but growth in population...

Public Participation and Decision Making

Seth Tuler spent four months during 2008/2009 as a Fulbright Scholar at the Faculty of Public Health, Thammasat University, Rangsit Center, Pathumthani, Thailand. He studied the public health risk communication activities about air emissions from...

Public Participation and Decision Making

Between November 1995 and October 1997 we led a participatory evaluation of the substantive impacts of the Sustainable Rural Community Development Project (SRCD) and the processes which the SRCD Project employed. The SRCD Project uses the “...

Public Participation and Decision Making

As part of an interdisciplinary project with colleagues from the Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA and University of Connecticut, Avery Point Campus, Groton, CT we studied the social and ecological transferability of integrated...

Public Participation and Decision Making

From 1996-1998 we investigated motivations behind decisions by local government officials (LGOs) to participate in environmental policy making and implementation. LGO participation is recognized as a critical component of successful policy...

Public Participation and Decision Making

 From 1995-1997 we conducted a study of public participation in a forest policy-making process in northern New England and New York. We sought to understand various perspectives about the process held by planners and participants in this...

Public Participation and Decision Making

 In spite of long commitment to community involvement and recent scholarship in the field, comprehensive efforts to evaluate "what works" and translate this information into improved practices is wanting. This project addresses...

Public Participation and Decision Making

Beginning with the assumption that members of the public, stakeholder interest groups, and professional experts should be involved in decision making about environmental and risk policies that are contentious and non-routine, this research...

Public Participation and Decision Making

This research explores the connection between the process for making a decision and the satisfaction that people have with the final decision. Making decisions in a democratic society about managing the environment or managing risks usually ends...