DANYA RUMORE portrait
  • Research Professor, College Of Law - Dean
  • Associate Professor (Clinical), City & Metropolitan Planning
  • Director, Environmental Dispute Resolution Program, College Of Law

Research Keywords

  • Water Resources, Management or Planning
  • Science Communication
  • Risk communication
  • Public education and engagement
  • Negotiation
  • Land Use Planning or Policy
  • Joint fact finding
  • Environmental dispute resolution
  • Environmental Science and Policy
  • Environmental Planning or Policy
  • Consensus building
  • Collaborative problem solving
  • Collaborative adaptive management
  • Climate Change Adaptation

Grants, Contracts & Research Gifts

  • Smart and Connected GNAR Communities: A tourism decision support system for Western gateway and natural amenity region communities . PI: Jordan Smith. Co-PI(s): Derek Van Berkel. https://www.usu.edu/gnar/research/nsf_research_pag... National Science Foundation, 01/01/2021 - 04/01/2021. Total project budget to date: $50,000.00
  • Gateway Communities and the Impacts of COVID-19. PI: Danya Rumore. Co-PI(s): Jordan Smith. National Science Foundation, 04/2020 - 06/2020. Total project budget to date: $1,000.00
  • Using serious games to address air quality as an environmental health problem. PI: Ben Davies. Co-PI(s): Danya Rumore, Katherine Davies, and Jeff Rose. University of Utah 1U4U Grant, . PI: Ben Davies. Co-PI(s): Danya Rumore, Kate Davies, Jeff Rose. University of Utah 1U4U Grant, 01/2020 - 08/2021. Total project budget to date: $15,000.00
  • National Park Service Cooperative Research and Training Programs: Colorado Plateau Dark Skies Cooperative. PI: Danya Rumore. National Park Service, 12/2017 - 09/2021. Total project budget to date: $0.00
  • Planning in gateway and amenity communities: understanding unique challenges associated with transportation, mobility, and access to opportunity. PI: Danya Rumore. Co-PI(s): Philip Stoker. National Institute for Transportation and Communities, 08/01/2017 - 04/15/2019. Total project budget to date: $113,000.00
  • Collaborative Regional Planning: Tools and techniques for teaching collaborative regional planning to enhance livability and sustainable transportation. PI: Danya Rumore. Co-PI(s): Sarah Hinners and Divya Chandrasekhar. National Institute for Transportation and Communities, 08/01/2016 - 07/31/2017. Total project budget to date: $39,793.00
  • Zion Region Collaborative. PI: Danya Rumore. Co-PI(s): Sarah Hinners and Divya Chandrasekhar. St. George Area Convention and Tourism Office, 08/01/2016 - 07/31/2017. Total project budget to date: $20,000.00
  • Impact Assessment of NCR RSF under the National Disaster Recovery Framework. PI: Divya Chandrasekhar. Co-PI(s): Danya Rumore. United States Department of Interior, 07/01/2016 - 03/28/2018. Total project budget to date: $30,000.00
  • Situation Assessment for Collaborative Planning in the Western Zion Corridor. PI: Danya Rumore; Sarah Hinners; Divya Chandrasekhar. College of Architecture and Planning Seed Grant, 01/04/2016 - 06/01/2016. Total project budget to date: $10,000.00
  • FOREST SERVICE CHALLENGE. PI: RUMORE,DANYA LEE. USDA FOREST SERVICE, 08/24/2017 - 08/11/2022. Total project budget to date: $104,269.53
  • USFSCONFLICT RESOLUTION. PI: RUMORE,DANYA LEE. ENVIROISSUES INC, 11/01/2016 - 03/31/2018. Total project budget to date: $40,575.00

Research Groups

  • Mikala Jordan, Graduate Student. City and Metropolitan Planning Department. 08/27/2018 - present. Awards/Scholarships/Stipends: Global Change and Sustainability Center Fellowship.
  • Leanne Bernstein, Graduate Student. City and Metropolitan Planning Department. 08/28/2017 - 06/03/2019. Awards/Scholarships/Stipends: Environmental Dispute Resolution Ppogram Fellowship.
  • Zacharia Levine, Graduate Student. City and Metropolitan Planning Department. 08/28/2017 - present. Awards/Scholarships/Stipends: Global Change and Sustainability Center Fellowship; National Institute for Transportation and Communities Research Assistantship.

Presentations

  • Collaboration, Conflict Resolution, and Leadership, World 50. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 01/21/2021.
  • Collaboration and Conflict Resolution, Salt Lake County Association of Municipal Councils. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2020.
  • Growth and Development Challenges in Gateway and Natural Amenity Region Communities, GNAR Initiative. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2020.
  • Collaboration and Conflict Resolution, Utah League of Cities and Towns and Wasatch Front Regional Council Conference. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/2020.
  • COVID 19 Impacts to Gateway Communities, Western Governors Association. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/2020.
  • GNARly Challenges: Planning in Western Gateway and Natural Amenity Regions, Stanford Bill Lane Center. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/2020.
  • Collaboration and Partnerships around National Parks. Qinghai Administration for Sanjiangyuan National Park: Short Course on Managing Outdoor Recreation and Tourism, Salt Lake City, Utah. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 12/2019.
  • GNARly Challenges: Planning in Gateway and Natural Amenity Region Communities, Utah State University Quinney College of Natural Resources Seminar, Logan, UT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/2019.
  • Voices from the Field, Association for Conflict Resolution Conference, Tucson, AZ. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/2019.
  • Planning in Gateway and Natural Amenity Region Communities. Destination: West Conference (hosted by the Stanford University Bill Lane Center), Park City, UT, 2019. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/06/2019.
  • Collaboration and Partnerships around National Parks. Qinghai Administration for Sanjiangyuan National Park: Short Course on Managing Outdoor Recreation and Tourism, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2018. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 12/17/2018.
  • Planning Across Boundaries: A Regional Approach, Mountain and Resort Town Planners Summit, Canmore, British Columbia, 2018. Conference Paper, Presented, 11/30/2018.
  • Planning in Gateway and Natural Amenity Regions, Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning Conference, Buffalo, NY, 2018. Conference Paper, Presented, 10/26/2018.
  • Gateway and Natural Amenity Region Initiative, Utah Outdoor Recreation Summit, Heber, UT, 2018. Presentation, Presented, 09/05/2018.
  • Collaboration 101 for Planners. Utah American Planning Association Conference (keynote), Hurricane, Utah, 2018. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/12/2018.
  • Resilient Communities and Disasters. Building Resilient Communities Conference, Utah, 2018. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 01/2018.
  • Collaboration, Leadership, and Effective Risk Communication for Climate Change Adaptation, Utah Climate Action Network, Salt Lake City, UT, 2017. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/2017.
  • Leadership and Planning, American Planning Association National Planning Conference, New York City, NY, 2017. Presentation, Presented, 04/2017.
  • Collaborative Regional Planning: A Tool for Helping Gateway and Small Resort owns Thrive, Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute, Denver, CO, 2017. Presentation, Presented, 03/2017.
  • Public Involvement, Collaborative Decision Making, and Facilitation, Women in Transportation Seminar and IAP2, Salt Lake City, UT. Panel, Presented, 01/2017.
  • Collaborative Regional Planning: A Tool for Helping Gateway Communities Thrive. Presentation. Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning Conference, Portland, OR, 2016. Conference Paper, Presented, 11/2016.
  • Water Diplomacy: Theories, Tools, and Techniques. Oregon State University Water Cooperation and Peace Seminar Series, Corvallis, OR, 2016. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/2016.
  • Collaborative Planning in the Zion Region, Women in Transportation Seminar Retreat, Springdale, UT, 2016. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2016.
  • Collaborative Planning: A Tool for Helping Gateway Communities Thrive. Utah Outdoor Recreation Summit, Cedar City, UT, 2016. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/2016.
  • Advancing the Evaluation of Collaborative Governance Through Research and ‘Pracademic’ Collaboration, University Network of Collaborative Governance Conference, Portland, OR. Conference Paper, Presented, 06/2016.
  • Best Practices for Communicating about Risk and Vulnerability and Engaging the Community in Planning. Invited talk. Cape Coastal Conference, Hyannis, MA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 12/10/2015.
  • Serious Games, Serious Learning: An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Role-Play Simulations as a Public Education and Engagement Tool for Science-Intensive Planning Issues, 2015. Presentation. Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning Conference, Houston, TX. Conference Paper, Presented, 10/24/2015.
  • Negotiation and Dispute Resolution for Planners. Invited presentation. Utah American Planning Association Chapter Conference, Lehi, UT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/02/2015.
  • Role-Play Simulations: A Tool for Building Capacity for Adaptation, 2015. Presentation. Association of Conflict Resolution Environment and Public Policy Section Conference, Denver, CO. Conference Paper, Presented, 06/03/2015.

Publications

  • Powell, J., D. Rumore & J. Smith (2021). The GNAR Initiative: Empowering gateway communities through collaboration. Innovative and Promising Practices in Sustainable Tourism, VUI Publications. Published, 12/2021.
    https://viurrspace.ca/handle/10613/25258
  • Stoker, P., D. Rumore, L. Romaniello & Z. Levine (2020). Planning and Development Challenges in Western Gateway Communities. Journal of the American Planning Association. Vol. 87(1), 21-33. Published, 08/2020.
  • Zajchowski, C., M. Brownlee, M. Blacketer, J. Rose, D. Rumore, J. Watson & D. Dustin (2019). “Can You Take Me Higher?”: Normative Thresholds for Air Quality in the Salt Lake City Metropolitan Area. Journal of Leisure Research. Vol. 50. Published, 02/2019.
    https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00222...
  • Czaika, E., D. Rumore, and T. Schenk (2016) Finding the Facts about Joint Fact-Finding: Criteria and Approaches for Rigorous Evaluation, Joint Fact Finding in Urban Planning and Environmental Disputes, London, UK: Routledge. Published, 11/2016.
  • Rumore, D., T. Schenk, and L. Susskind (2016) Enhancing Communities’ Readiness to Adapt to Climate Change Through Role-Play Simulations, Nature Climate Change.. Published, 07/2016.
    http://www.nature.com/articles/nclimate3084.epdf?a...
  • Schenk, T., E. Czaika, M. Russo, and D. Rumore (2016) Joint Fact Finding: An Approach for Advancing Interactive Governance When Scientific and Technical Information Is in Question, chapter in Edelenbos and van Meerkert (eds.) Critical Reflections on Interactive Governance, Edward Elgar Publishing. Published, 06/2016.
  • Cachelin, A., J. Rose and D.Rumore (2016) Leveraging Place and Community for Critical Sustainability Education: The Promise of Participatory Action Research, Journal of Sustainability Education, March. Published, 03/2016.
  • Susskind, L., D. Rumore, C. Hulet, and P. Field (2015) Managing Climate Change Risks in Coastal Communities: Strategies for Engagement, Readiness and Adaptation, London, UK: Anthem Press. Published, 09/2015.
    http://www.anthempress.com/managing-climate-risks-...
  • Susskind, L. and D. Rumore (2015) Using Devising Seminars to Advance Collaborative Problem Solving in Complicated Public Policy Disputes, Negotiation Journal, 31(3): 223-235. Published, 07/2015.
    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/nejo.12...
  • Rumore, D. (2014) Building the Capacity of Coastal Communities to Adapt to Climate Change Through Participatory Action Research, Carolina Planning Journal, Summer 2014. Published, 07/2014.
    http://carolinaplanning.unc.edu/volume-39-collabor...
  • Susskind, L. and D. Rumore (2013) Collective Climate Adaptation: Can Games Make a Difference?, Solutions Journal, February. Published, 02/2013.
    http://thesolutionsjournal.com/node/2021