Danya Rumore


Associate Director of the Environmental Dispute Resolution Program

Wallace Stegner Center, University of Utah


Danya's research and work focus on collaborative, adaptive environmental governance and consensus-based decision-making in the context of science intensive environmental decision-making, with a particular emphasis on climate change adaptation. She was previously the Project Manager for the MIT Science Impact Collaborative's New England Climate Adaptation Project, as well as an Associate at the Consensus Building Institute.

Danya was a New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities graduate student fellow in 2009. During her fellowship, she conducted research on collaborative, multi-level governance of urban sustainability initiatives. A 2007-2008 US Fulbright Scholar to New Zealand, she completed her MS in Environmental Management at the University of Auckland. She also holds a BS in Environmental Science and Resource Economics from Oregon State University.

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Role-play simulations: A tool for transformative civic education and engagement around science-intensive environmental issuesPh.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015
Managing climate change risks in coastal communities: Strategies for engagement, readiness and adaptationLondon, Anthem Press, 2015
Book review - Successful adaptation to climate change: Linking science and practice in a rapidly changing worldAnthem EnviroExperts Review, 27 September 2013
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Collective climate adaptation: Can games make a difference?Solutions Journal, February 2013
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Helping coastal communities prepare for climate changeCBI Reports, Fall 2013
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Re-politicizing urban sustainability and the politics of the possible: A critical yet hopeful analysis of the making of Project Twin Streams in Waitakere City, New Zealandthesis, University of Auckland, March 2010