Stacey Swearingen White

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
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