Prof. Stacey Swearingen White

Stacey Swearingen White

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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


Teaching interests:

  • sustainability
  • environmental planning
  • planning practice
  • ethics
  • citizen participation
  • negotiation and dispute resolution

Selected Publications

Lyles, Ward, Stacey Swearingen White, and Brooke D. Lavelle. 2017. “The Prospect of Compassionate Planning.” Journal Articles. Journal of Planning Literature,, 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.