Chelsea Schelly (SS), PhD student Don Lee (EEP PhD student), Michigan Utility Consumer Participation Board Member Elise Matz, and Joshua M. Pearce (MSE/ECE) have published “Applying a Relationally and Socially Embedded Decision Framework to Solar Photovoltaic Adoption: A Conceptual Exploration” in Sustainability.
Mark Rhodes (SS), William Price (Ball State University) and Amy Walker (Cardiff University) have an edited volume titled Geographies of Post-Industrial Place, Memory, and Heritage due in print as part of Routledge’s Sustainable Urbanism Series November 23rd, 2020.
All industrialization is deeply rooted within the specific geographies in which it took place, and echoes of previous industrialization continue to reverberate in these places through to the modern day. This book investigates the overlap of memory and the impacts of industrialization within today’s communities and the senses of place and heritage that grew alongside and in reaction to the growth of industry.
Chelsea Schelly (SS) along with Emily Prehoda (EEP PhD Grad) and colleagues from The Nature Conservancy (Jessica Price) and Defenders of Wildlife (Aimee Delach and Rupak Thapaliya), have published “Ratepayer Perspectives on Mid- to Large-Scale Solar Development on Long Island, NY: Lessons for Reducing Siting Conflict through Supported Development Types” in Energies.
Adam Wellstead (SS) published “Trusting Datification Through Labification,” In: Sullivan H., Dickinson H., Henderson H. (eds) The Palgrave Handbook of the Public Servant. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.
This chapter examines the trust and big data literature, describing the current state of play internationally. It then questions whether the trend of policy innovation labs (PILs) can provide new pathways forward for government in the management of data, and retaining citizen trust. PILs play a critical role in governments’ attempts to address big data issues. They often provide an experimental environment where innovative tools and techniques can be employed. Critically, they use tools and techniques that foster trust and collaboration, which means they may go some way to address the much-debated trust deficit around big data
Adam Wellstead (SS) and Paul Cairney (Stirling University) published “COVID-19: effective policymaking depends on trust in experts, politicians, and the public” in Policy Design and Practice.
New paper from Tara Bal (CFRES), Mark Rouleau (SS), Terry Sharik (CFRES), & Adam Wellstead (SS) published — “Enrollment decision-making by students in forestry and related natural resource degree programmes globally” .
Sun Nguyen, Adam Wellstead, Nancy Langston and Micheal Howlett recently published, “Mining the evidence: Public comments and evidence-based policymaking in the controversial Minnesota PolyMet mining project”.
Don Lafreniere (SS/GLRC) along with colleagues Dayne Walling (U Minnesota) and Rick Sadler (Michigan State) presented a paper entitled “Rust Belt Cities as Exemplars for Urban Development Practice in a Low-Growth Future” at the International Seminar on Urban Form.
The paper outlines how slow- or no-growth communities in the American Rust Belt have responded to the socio-spatial processes shaping land use, development, and revitalization despite a long history of racial segregation and political fragmentation. The paper highlights the importance of community groups and civic networks in responding to these challenges in depopulating urban regions.
Alexis Pascaris, Environmental and Energy Policy MS student, and and Joshua Pearce recently published U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emission Bottlenecks: Prioritization of Targets for Climate Liability in the journal Energies.
Adam Welstead recently published Policy Innovation Labs in Farazmand A. (eds) Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance. Springer, Cham.