Bruce Stiftel

Bruce Stiftel

Bruce Stiftel

Professor & Chairperson

School of City & Regional Planning

Bruce Stiftel
Professor & Chairperson
School of City & Regional Planning
Areas of Expertise: 
collaborative governance of environmental policy, water planning, planning school advancement
“The city of tomorrow will be very different as a result of changes in information technology. Planners are talking about cars that drive themselves which will radically change our ability to move around in urban places, buildings that contribute to the energy grid rather than take from it, marketplaces that are increasingly virtual, and workers who increasingly telecommute. These changes will alter the very nature of cities as we know them.”

Bruce Stiftel's research concerns collaborative governance of environmental policy, water planning, and planning school advancement. His most recent books are Adaptive Governance and Water Conflict (co-edited with John T. Scholz; Resources for the Future Press), and Dialogues in Urban and Regional Planning, volume 2 (co-edited with Vanessa Watson and Henri Ascelrad; Routledge). He regularly teaches courses in planning theory, environmental analysis, and citizen participation planning.  A graduate of the State University of New York at Stony Brook and of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Stiftel is former president of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, co-editor of the Journal of Planning Education and Research, and founding chairperson of the Global Planning Education Association Network. He is a member of the Planning Accreditation Board, serves as Reviews Editor of Planning Theory and as a member of the editorial boards of International Planning Studies, Journal of the American Planning Association, Journal for Education in the Built Environment, and Town Planning Review.