Engaged Research for Community Resilience to Climate Change - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128155752

Engaged Research for Community Resilience to Climate Change

1st Edition

Authors: Shannon Vanzandt Jaimie Masterson Galen D. Newman Michelle Annette Meyer
Paperback ISBN: 9780128155752
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st August 2020
Page Count: 260
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Engaged Research for Community Resilience to Climate Change is a guide on integrating science into urban, regional and coastal planning activities as part of an effort to build truly sustainable communities that can withstand climate change. This requires a shift in the traditional thinking of academic researchers who must now work across disciplines, focus on the real-world human impacts of climate change, and strategize how the science can be used to advocate for change. This book will appeal to a wide audience, including university administrators looking to create and sustain interdisciplinary research groups, community and state officials, non-profit and community advocates, and more.

Key Features

  • Focuses on the process of building a successful, active partnership between climate change researchers and climate resilience professionals
  • Provides case studies of university-community partnerships in building climate resilience
  • Includes interviews and contributors from a wide variety of disciplines engaged in climate resilience partnerships


University administrators and researchers in a climate adaptation0related fields including climatology, meteorology, coastal science, ecology, geosciences, geography, and land use planning and policy

Table of Contents

Part I. Discovery
1. Introduction: The Case for Citizen-Engaged Science
2. Planning Theory/Traditions in Urban Planning
3. Transformative Research: Resilience is Rawlsian
4. The Origin of the Institute for Sustainable Communities
5. Discoveries & Reserach
6. Breaking Down InterdisciplinaryWalls

Part II. Process for Creating Citizen-Engaged Science
7. The Community in Work
8. Empowering Learners
9. Integrated Impact
10. Ethics of Community-based Research
11. Program Evaluation
12. Conclusion - Lessions and Regrets


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About the Author

Shannon Vanzandt

Shannon Van Zandt is professor and practitioner of urban planning. She currently leads the Department of Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning at Texas A&M University, Texas, United States. As a researcher, she engages in applied research on social vulnerability and the recovery of neighborhoods and communities after disaster. As a planner, she works with communities to develop programs, plans, and policies to increase their resilience and advocate for themselves.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, Texas A&M University, Texas, USA

Jaimie Masterson

Jaimie Hicks Masterson is a certified planner, instructor, and director of Texas Target Communities at Texas A&M University, Texas, United States. In this capacity, she liaises between researchers and community members to develop and execute research and applied planning projects that are responsive to the expressed needs of the community.

Affiliations and Expertise

Director of Texas Target Communities, Texas A&M University, Texas, USA

Galen D. Newman

Affiliations and Expertise

Texas A&M University, College Satation, Texas, United States

Michelle Annette Meyer

Affiliations and Expertise

Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States

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