Planning and Design
- PhD in City and Regional Planning (University of California, Berkeley, 2004)
- MS in Forest Ecology (Yale University, 1990)
- BA in Literature and Biology (dual major) (Wesleyan University, 1986)
- Environmental Planning and Policymaking
- Long-term, Large-scale Social-ecological Planning
- Collaborative Negotiation and Governance
Bruce examines how planners, activists, public agency managers and other stakeholders can develop collaborative responses to social-ecological challenges, such as rapid growth in the wildlands-urban interface, biodiversity protection, common-property resource management, and climate change. Bruce has just concluded a five-year study of the U.S. Fire Learning Network. This novel multi-scalar collaborative approach to restoring disrupted fire regimes across multi-jurisdictional landscapes was organized by the U.S. Forest Service and The Nature Conservancy, who sponsored the research. Bruce also has a new edited volume, Collaborative Resilience: Moving Through Crisis to Opportunity, published by MIT Press in December 2011. This book focuses on how crisis can offer opportunities for collaboration, consensus building, and transformative resilience. Contributors examine efforts to collaborate after natural disaster, technological failure, economic collapse, or acts of violence, and describe how communities have survived and even thrived by building trust and interdependence. Cases include environmental assessment in Cozumel, Mexico, governance of the Montana's Blackfoot Valley, fisheries management in Southeast Asia's Mekong region, and, drawing from his own research, restoration of fire regimes in the U.S.
Refereed Journal Articles:
- Goldstein, Bruce, Wessells, Anne Taufen, Lejano, Raul P., and William Butler. Narrating Resilience: Transforming Cities Through Collaborative Storytelling. Under review for special issue of Urban Studies on urban Resilience, anticipated publication date, Fall 2012.
- Goldstein, Bruce Evan. (2010). Epistemic Mediation: Aligning Expertise across Boundaries within an Endangered Species Habitat Conservation Plan. Planning Theory and Practice 11(4): 523-547.
- Butler, William Hale and Goldstein, Bruce Evan. (2010). The US Fire Learning Network: Springing a Rigidity Trap through Multi-scalar Collaborative Networks. Ecology and Society 15(3): 21.
- Goldstein, Bruce Evan. (2010). The Weakness of Tight Ties: Why Scientists Almost Destroyed the Coachella Valley Multispecies Habitat Conservation Plan In Order To Save It. Environmental Management 46(2): 268-284.
- Goldstein, Bruce Evan and Butler, William Hale. (2010). The U.S. Fire Learning Network: Providing a Narrative Framework for Restoring Ecosystems, Professions, and Institutions. Society and Natural Resources 23(10): 935-951.
- Goldstein, Bruce Evan, Butler, William Hale, and R. Bruce Hull. (2010). The Fire Learning Network: A Promising Conservation Strategy for Forestry. Journal of Forestry. 108(3): 121-125.
- Goldstein, Bruce Evan and Butler, William Hale. (2010). Expanding the Scope and Impact of Collaborative Planning: Combining Multi-stakeholder Collaboration and Communities of Practice in a Learning Network. Journal of the American Planning Association 76(2):238-249.
- Goldstein, Bruce Evan. (2009). Resilience To Surprises Through Communicative Planning. Ecology and Society 14(2): 33.
- Goldstein, Bruce Evan and Butler, William Hale (2009). The Network Imaginary: Coherence and Creativity within a Multiscalar Collaborative Effort to Reform U.S. Fire Management. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management 52(8), 1013-1033.
- Goldstein, Bruce Evan and R. Bruce Hull. (2008). Socially Explicit Fire Regimes. Society and Natural Resources, 21(6): 469-482.
- Goldstein, Bruce Evan. (2007). Skunkworks in the Embers of the Cedar Fire: Enhancing Societal Resilience in the Aftermath of Disaster. Human Ecology 36(1): 15-28.
- Goldstein, Bruce Evan. (2007). The Futility of Reason: Incommensurable Differences Between Sustainability Narratives in the Aftermath of the 2003 San Diego Cedar Fire. Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning 9(4): 227-244.
- Goldstein, Bruce Evan (ed.). Collaborative Resilience; Moving From Crisis to Opportunity. MIT Press, December 2011.
- Chapter 1, Goldstein, Bruce Evan. Introduction: Crisis and Collaborative Resilience
- Chapter 10, Goldstein, Bruce Evan and Butler, William. Collaborating for Transformative Resilience: Shared Identity in the US Fire Learning Network
- Chapter 15, Goldstein, Bruce Evan. Conclusion: Communicative Resilience
- Lalasz, Bob. (2011). The Fire Learning Network Goes Under the Microscope: An Interview with Lynn Decker, Will Butler and Bruce Goldstein. Science Chronicles, February: 21-26.
- Goldstein, Bruce Evan. Collaborative Learning Networks: From Capacity Building to Institutional Change. Book proposal in review.
- Editor of Special issue of Ecology and Society entitled “Resilience Through Multi-scalar Collaboration.” Articles are published on a rolling basis, began publication in September 2010.
- Goldstein, Bruce Evan and Hall, Rogers. (2007). Modeling without end: Conflict across organizational and disciplinary boundaries in habitat conservation planning. In R. Lesh, E. Hamilton & J. J. Kaput (Eds.), Models & Modeling as Foundations for the Future in Mathematics Education, Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Publishing Company.