Carissa Schively Slotterback

Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Carissa Schively Slotterback is an associate professor in the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. She teaches courses in environmental planning, participation and sustainability. Her research focuses on participation in environmental and land use decision making, environmental impact analysis, and planning processes and implementation, with a particular emphasis on how people use information to make decisions.

Slotterback's current projects focus on collaborative environmental planning processes related to landscape-scale forest planning in northeastern Minnesota and watershed planning to support biomass production and water quality in agricultural landscapes. In addition, she is working on a study of complete streets planning and implementation.

Slotterback directs the Graduate Sustainability Education Network, a University of Minnesota collaboration of faculty focused on enhancing sustainability education. She also founded and directs the Resilient Communities Project, which advances University–community collaboration to advance sustainable and resilient solutions. She serves as director of the urban and regional planning graduate program and has faculty appointments in conservation biology, natural resource sciences and management, and landscape architecture. In addition, she is a faculty scholar in the Center for Transportation Studies.

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Portrait: Carissa Schively Slotterback.