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Prof. Stacey Swearingen White, Ph.D.

Social and Behavioral Sciences, School of Architecture & Design - SPAA - Urban Planning, School of Public Affairs & Administration, Urban Planning, Architecture & Design Administration
Director, School of Public Affairs and Administration
Primary office:
Wescoe Hall, 4060K
University of Kansas
1445 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, Ward, Stacey Swearingen White, and Brooke D. Lavelle. 2017. “The Prospect of Compassionate Planning.” Journal Articles. Journal of Planning Literature, https://doi.org/10.1177/0885412217735525.
Yasarer, Lindsey M.W., Belinda S.M. Sturm, and Stacey Swearingen White. 2016. “Climate Change and Kansas Water Management: Perspectives and Opportunities.” Journal Articles. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science 119 (2): 113–28.
White, Stacey Swearingen. 2014. “Farmers and Rural Kansas Communities: Planning for the Future.” Journal Articles. Journal of Rural and Community Development 9 (3): 227–42. http://www.jrcd.ca/viewarticle.php?id=1062&layout=abstract.

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