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Prof. Stacey Swearingen White, Ph.D.

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - SPAA - Urban Planning, School of Public Affairs & Administration
Director, Urban Planning Program (on leave from Director role until July 1, 2018)
Primary office:
Snow Hall
Room 216
University of Kansas
1460 Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence, Kansas 66045


Teaching Interests

  • Sustainability
  • Environmental planning
  • Planning practice
  • Ethics
  • Citizen participation
  • Negotiation and dispute resolution


Primary interests are in the areas of environmental planning, environmental policy, and sustainability. Areas of emphasis include: diffusion of sustainability-related plan and policy innovations; environmental planning and policy implementation; public participation in environmental planning; social conflict over land use; water quality; and campus sustainability.

Research Interests

  • Sustainability planning and policy
  • Environmental planning and policy
  • Innovation diffusion
  • Campus sustainability

Selected Publications

Lyles, W. White, S. S., & Lavelle, B. D. (2017). The Prospect of Compassionate Planning. Journal of Planning Literature, https://doi.org/10.1177/0885412217735525.

Yasarer, L. M., Sturm, B. S., & White, S. S. (2016). Climate Change and Kansas Water Management: Perspectives and Opportunities. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science, 119(2), 113-128.

White, S. S. (2014). Farmers and Rural Kansas Communities: Planning for the Future. Journal of Rural and Community Development, 9(3), 227-242. http://www.jrcd.ca/viewarticle.php?id=1062&layout=abstract

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