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Bruce Stiftel

Professor Emeritus of City and Regional Planning
Georgia Institute of Technology

Bruce Stiftel, FAICP, studies collaborative governance of environmental policy and international development. He was president of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (USA), and founding chair of the Global Planning Education Association Network. He is chair of UN-Habitat's Planners for Climate Action working group on research.

Biography

Bruce Stiftel is Professor Emeritus at Georgia Institute of Technology [USA] where he served as founding chair of the School of City and Regional Planning.  He was founding chair of the Global Planning Education Association Network (GPEAN), and served UN-Habitat as a member of expert groups on the International Guidelines on Urban and Territorial Planning, and the World Cities Report 2016. He chairs UN-Habitat’s Planners for Climate Action, Working Group on Research and Knowledge. Former president of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, editor of the Journal of Planning Education and Research, and associate dean of graduate studies at Florida State University, he is a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners, and member of the editorial boards of International Planning Studies, Journal of Comparative Urban Law and Policy, Journal of the American Planning Association, Planning Theory, and Town Planning Review.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Stiftel's work concerns collaborative governance of environmental policy and international movement of urban planning ideas.

Websites

Books

Articles

J Comparative Urban Law and Policy

Transport systainability in the United States: leading from below


Published: Jan 30, 2020 by J Comparative Urban Law and Policy
Authors: Catherine Ross, Chisun Yoo and Bruce Stiftel
Subjects: Environment and Sustainability, Urban Planning

This article develops a better understanding of the recent trends and progress toward sustainable transportation in the United States. We examine transport sustainability trends and develop indicators for the ten largest Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) in the United States.

Journal of the American Planning Association

With, not for: Dave Godschalk and citizen participation


Published: Jan 30, 2018 by Journal of the American Planning Association
Authors: Bruce Stiftel
Subjects: Political Science, Urban Planning

Reviews contributions to citizen participation theory and practice by David R. Godschalk.

Journal of Planning Education and Research

Of what meaning: journal prominence?


Published: Mar 30, 2011 by Journal of Planning Education and Research
Authors: Bruce Stiftel
Subjects: Urban Planning

Addresses the usefulness of bibliometrics in faculty evaluation, school performance assessment and strategic planning.

Urban Lawyer

Measuring regional transport sustainability: an exploration


Published: Nov 30, 2010 by Urban Lawyer
Authors: Catherine L. Ross, Bruce Stiftel, Myungje Woo and Arthi Rao
Subjects: Environment and Sustainability, Urban Planning

Asks how urban regions in the USA are confronting the challenge of sustainable transportation and how to improve measurement and implementation of sustainable transportation systems.

Journal of Planning Education and Research

Multiple objectives in planning school performance measurement: Can planners scholarship be meaningfully assessed at the national level?


Published: Sep 30, 2009 by Journal of Planning Education and Research
Authors: Bruce Stiftel, Ann Forsyth, Linda Dalton and Frederick Steiner
Subjects: Urban Planning

Recent developments surrounding planning school assessment in U.S. planning schools are considered in light of the history of university unit performance measurement internationally, and suggestions are made for development of a robust system of planning school assessment that includes the breadth of academic planners’ work.

Australian Planner

Planning the paths of planning schools


Published: Jan 30, 2009 by Australian Planner
Authors: Bruce Stiftel
Subjects: Urban Planning

Traces the history of planning education in its unplanned past, examines the pressures facing planning schools today, and suggests attitudes and tools we might adopt to balance competing objectives, learn more effectively as a discipline, and apply our own planning practice skills to the choices we face about our own futures.

Journal of Planning Education and Research

Remarks on receiving the Jay Chatterjee Award


Published: Dec 30, 2008 by Journal of Planning Education and Research
Authors: Bruce Stiftel
Subjects: Urban Planning

Reflects on the importance of the planning schools movement in fulfilling objectives of associations of schools and of a learned societies.

Town Planning Review

Thoughts on Anglo-American hegemony in planning scholarship: do we read each other’s work?


Published: Sep 30, 2007 by Town Planning Review
Authors: Bruce Stiftel and Chandrima Mukhopadhyay
Subjects: Urban Planning

The national affiliations of authors in 25 English-language planning journals over a recent five-year period are examined in order to assess the degree of internationalization in the scholarship published.While the English-language planning literature is substantially multinational when taken as a whole, non-anglophone scholarship is under-represented, and journals in certain countries are highly insular.

Journal of the American Planning Association

Planners guide to the digital bibliographic revolution


Published: Jan 30, 2007 by Journal of the American Planning Association
Authors: Bruce Stiftel and Rebecca Mogg
Subjects: Urban Planning

We outline recent changes in availability of online literature, including online electronic abstracting and indexing services that facilitate quick, comprehensive searches for relevant works, and aggregators that permit electronic access to the full text of journal articles. We examine recent developments from the perspectives of planning researchers, planning practitioners, planning employers, and planning journal editors.

Journal of Planning Education and Research

Supply side planning scholarship


Published: Sep 30, 2005 by Journal of Planning Education and Research
Authors: Bruce Stiftel
Subjects: Urban Planning

Reflections on the 25th anniversary of JPER. JPER has played an important role in offering an additional venue for publication of planning research, that there has been production of more high-quality work to make use of the venue, and that this work is well read and used by planning scholars.

Cadernos IPPUR

A constução da integração global das Escolas de Planejamento” [“The construction of global integration of the schools of planning”]


Published: Jun 30, 2005 by Cadernos IPPUR
Authors: Bruce Stiftel and Vanessa Watson
Subjects: Urban Planning

Brief history of the development of the planning schools movement from the origin of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) in 1957 to the creation of the Global Planning Education Association Network (GPEAN) in 2001.

Journal of Planning Education and Research

Faculty quality at U.S. graduate planning schools: an N.R.C.-style study


Published: Jan 30, 2004 by Journal of Planning Education and Research
Authors: Bruce Stiftel, Deden Rukmana, and Bhuiyan Alam
Subjects: Urban Planning

Faculty quality assessment methods of the National Research Council study of research doctorate programs are applied to U.S. urban and regional planning graduate programs.

Journal of Planning Education and Research

Faculty labor and intellectual capital: furthering disciplinary development and institutional positioning in the urban planning academy


Published: Nov 01, 1999 by Journal of Planning Education and Research
Authors: Bruce Stiftel
Subjects: Urban Planning

Presidential Address delivered at the 41st annual conference of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning on 23 October 1999 in Chicago, Ill.

Espaces et Socíetés

Les agences publiques de résolution des conflits: l'expérience de l'etat de Floride." ["State offices for conflict resolution: the Florida experience."]


Published: Jun 30, 1999 by Espaces et Socíetés
Authors: Bruce Stiftel, Robert M. Jones, and Thomas A. Taylor
Subjects: Environment and Sustainability

Examines the founding and first decade of experience of the Florida Growth Management Conflict Resolution Consortium among 26 state offices of environmental mediation in the USA

Mediation Quarterly

Mediation of mobile home landlord-tenant disputes: an assessment of government agency implementation of mediation


Published: Jun 30, 1996 by Mediation Quarterly
Authors: Bruce Stiftel
Subjects: Environment and Sustainability

Changes in Florida's mobile home landlord‐tenant mediation program show higher settlement rates when experienced mediators are used in a voluntary mediation context, but the voluntary program experiences greater attrition between the request for mediation and the actual mediation sessions.

Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design

Predicting performance in planning school: an assessment of credentials with consideration of gender, race and national origin


Published: Jun 30, 1996 by Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design
Authors: Peter L. Doan and Bruce Stiftel
Subjects: Urban Planning

The efficacy of prior grade point average and standardized test scores in predicting graduate school performance is examined. Findings suggest that over-reliance on quantitative credentials may not be effectively identifying those who are most likely to graduate.

Environmental Impact Assessment Review

Mediating environmental enforcement disputes: how well does it work?


Published: Mar 30, 1995 by Environmental Impact Assessment Review
Authors: Neil G. Sipe and Bruce Stiftel
Subjects: Environment and Sustainability

Using 19 mediated environmental enforcement cases involving Florida's primary environmental regulatory agency, we examine settlement rates, settlement quality, and participant satisfaction with the mediation process and the mediator. The results show that mediation is an effective method for settling environmental enforcement disputes.

Journal of Planning Literature

Submissions and reviews in the JOURNAL OF PLANNING EDUCATION AND RESEARCH: 1991-1992


Published: Feb 01, 1995 by Journal of Planning Literature
Authors: Bruce Stiftel and Charles E. Connerly
Subjects: Urban Planning

Author characteristics, manuscript characteristics, review processes, and manuscript review outcomes were examined for submissions to the Journal of Planning Education and Research over a two-year period.

Journal of Planning Literature

Myths about Journal Publication


Published: Nov 30, 1993 by Journal of Planning Literature
Authors: Bruce Stiftel
Subjects: Urban Planning

Identifies and disputes four widely-held opinions about journal manuscript review and publication.

Journal of the American Planning Association

On retaining our best and brightest


Published: Nov 30, 1990 by Journal of the American Planning Association
Authors: Bruce Stiftel
Subjects: Urban Planning

Examines retention of urban planning professionals, finding that often planners define planning too narrowly.

Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design

Balance of representation in water planning: an assessment of experience from North Carolina


Published: Mar 30, 1990 by Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design
Authors: Bruce Stiftel
Subjects: Environment and Sustainability, Urban Planning

Traditional perceptions of failure to properly represent private and public interests in water planning in the USA are shown to be invalid using data from the North Carolina statewide water quality planning program. Conclusions suggest participants respond to a wide variety of incentives and disincentives.

Environmental Impact Assessment Review

Florida's twenty day meeting: resolution of the appeal of the development order for the Tampa Bay Park of Commerce


Published: Dec 01, 1989 by Environmental Impact Assessment Review
Authors: Bruce Stiftel and Rafael Montalvo
Subjects: Environment and Sustainability, Urban Planning

A large multi-use development case is used to examine opportunities for negotiation and mediation as part of the procedures required by Florida's Environmental Land and Water Management Act. The case illustrates important postulates of public policy dispute resolution, while revealing difficulties in establishing rules for resolution of development impact conflicts.

Publius: the Journal of Federalism

Rural community response to federal mandates: an assessment of floodplain land use management


Published: Jan 01, 1987 by Publius: the Journal of Federalism
Authors: Beverly A. Cigler, Bruce Stiftel and Raymond J. Burby
Subjects: Environment and Sustainability

Rural governments face a difficult task in complying with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), which requires detailed planning, land use ordinances, and effective enforcement provisions to reduce flood losses. This study analyzes responses from a national sample of officials in 852 nonmetropolitan NFIP communities and flood management officials in all fifty state governments.

Water Resources Bulletin

SAGE: a new participant-value method for environmental assessment


Published: Dec 01, 1984 by Water Resources Bulletin
Authors: Eric L. Hyman, David H. Moreau, and Bruce Stiftel
Subjects: Environment and Sustainability

SAGE, a proposed method for environmental assessment, focuses on eliciting and incorporating value weights in multiple‐objective decision making. In this method, the value weights are inferred from the tradeoffs that people make in choices about alternatives. Results of a trial application of SAGE to a land use/watershed management problem in a growing urban area are presented.

Journal of Applied Behavioral Science

Making waves: public participation in state water planning


Published: Oct 01, 1981 by Journal of Applied Behavioral Science
Authors: David R. Godschalk and Bruce Stiftel
Subjects: Environment and Sustainability

Public participation under the North Carolina statewide water quality planning program is evaluated using a model of participation as an exchange process with three arenas: opportunities, information and response. The evaluation concludes the process was opened widely to citizens and their participation significantly influenced the outcome of the plan.

Environmental Impact Assessment Review

Retrospective of a research program on the theory and practice of environmental impact assessment


Published: Dec 01, 1980 by Environmental Impact Assessment Review
Authors: Eric L. Hyman and Bruce Stiftel
Subjects: Environment and Sustainability

Outlines evaluation of 15 environmental impact assessment methods in terms of treatment of probabilities, incorporation of indirect effects, dynamic characteristics, multi-objective approach, separation of facts and values, facilitation of participation, and efficiency.

Journal of the American Planning Association

Sources for the renewal of planning theory


Published: Jul 01, 1980 by Journal of the American Planning Association
Authors: George C. Hemmens and Bruce Stiftel
Subjects: Urban Planning

Reviews ideas of Jurgen Habermas in terms of applicability to urban planning, suggesting that Habermas challenges two dualisms in planning: separation of fact and value, and separation of theory-of-planning from theory-in-planning.