Danya Rumore

Danya is a PhD candidate in Environmental Policy and Planning at MIT's Department of Urban Studies and Planning. She is also the Project Manager for the New England Climate Adaptation Project, a researcher at the MIT Science Impact Collaborative, and an Associate at the Consensus Building Institute. Danya's work and research focus on developing and testing tools for supporting more collaborative, science-based environmental decision-making, particularly around climate change adaptation and mixed-use natural resource planning. She was a 2008 Fulbright Scholar in New Zealand and holds an M.Sc. in Environmental Management and Geography as well as a B.S. in Environmental Science and Natural Resource Economics.

Dissertation: Building the Capcity of U.S. Communities to Adapt to Climate Change
Committee: Lawrence Susskind (MIT), Noelle Selin (MIT), and Paul Kirshen (UNH)
New England Climate Adaptation Project
A two-year action-research project testing the use of role-play simulations as a public education and engagement tool for climate change adaptation. The New England Climate Adaptation Project is a collaboration among the MIT Science Impact Collaborative, the Consensus Building Institute, the National Estuarine Research Reserve System, and four partner towns and cities in New England. The project website is: necap.mit.edu
Recent Publications
Rumore, D. (2013) “Helping Coastal Communities Prepare for Climate Change,” CBI Reports, Fall 2013. Available online at: http://www.cbuilding.org/node/1902?article=1901
Rumore, D. (2013) “Review of Successful Adaptation to Climate Change: Linking Science and Practice in a Rapidly Changing World”, Anthem EnviroExperts Review, September 27. Available online at: http://www.anthemenviroexperts.com/?p=563
Susskind, L. and D. Rumore (2013) Collective climate adaptation: Can games make a difference?, Solutions Journal, February, available online at: http://thesolutionsjournal.com/node/2021
Rumore, D. (2013) Designing the world in real time, MIT Scope, January 23, available online at: http://scopeweb.mit.edu/?p=2425
Rumore, D. (2012) Polar opposites, MIT Scope, October 23, available online at: http://scopeweb.mit.edu/?p=2219
Rumore, D., A. Lohani, and M. Imam (2012) Finn River Basin: Negotiating boundary crossing water-management agreements, Harvard Law School Program on Negotiations: Teaching Materials and Publications. Available online: http://www.pon.harvard.edu/shop/finn-river-basin-negotiating-boundary-crossing-water-management-agreements/
Rumore, D. (2011) Study: US drought risk to increase with climate change, MIT News, April 19, available online at: http://www.mit.edu/newsoffice/2011/drought-risk-climate-change.html
Rumore, D. (2010) 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 Zealand, Masters thesis, University of Auckland.