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 Assistant Director for the MIT Science Impact Collaborative, the Project Manager for the New England Climate Adaptation Project, 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, water resources management, 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.

 

Recent Publications

Susskind, L., D. Rumore, C. Hulet, and P. Field (eds.) (forthcoming, 2015) Better Safe than Sorry: Helping Coastal Communities Anticipate and Manage Climate Change Risks, Anthem Press

Rumore, D. (forthcoming, 2015) Building Local Readiness to Adapt Through Role-play Simulations, chapter in Susskind et al. (eds.) Better Safe than Sorry: Helping Coastal Communities Anticipate and Manage Climate Change Risks, Anthem Press

Rumore, D. (forthcoming, 2015) Barriers to Adaptation: Understanding the Readiness Challenge, chapter in Susskind et al. (eds.) Better Safe than Sorry: Helping Coastal Communities Anticipate and Manage Climate Change Risks, Anthem Press

Susskind, L. and D. Rumore (forthcoming, 2015) Helping Coastal Communities Prepare for Climate Change, chapter in Susskind et al. (eds.) Better Safe than Sorry: Helping Coastal Communities Anticipate and Manage Climate Change Risks, Anthem Press

Russo, M., D. Rumore, and P. Kirshen (forthcoming, 2015) Summary Risk Assessments: Creating Usable Knowledge on Climate Change Risks and Adaptation Options, chapter in Susskind et al. (eds.) Better Safe than Sorry: Helping Coastal Communities Anticipate and Manage Climate Change Risks, Anthem Press

Rumore, D. (2014) Building the Capacity of Coastal Communities to Adapt to Climate Change Through Participatory Action Research, Carolina Planning Journal, Summer 2014

Research
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
2012-2014
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.