Connie P. Ozawa, Ph.D.
Connie P. Ozawa is Professor and Director of the Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning and Co-Director of the PSU-China Innovations in Urbanization Program at Portland State University. She has taught courses on planning theory, negotiations and collaborative decision making, environmental policy, urban environmental management and planning practice (studio). Her research focuses on the management of urban waters, institutional analysis and the social and political dynamics of innovation and change. Most recently, Dr. Ozawa has participated in interdisciplinary research teams in the Pacific Northwest and with a team from the United Kingdom examining the impacts of institutional factors on urban water management.
Dr. Ozawa holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies from U.C. Berkeley, a M.A. in Geography from the University of Hawaii and a Ph.D. in urban planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is author of Recasting Science: Consensus-Based Procedures in Public Policy Making (Westview, 1991), editor of The Portland Edge: Challenges and Successes in Growing Communities (Island Press, 2004), co-editor of Planning the Pacific Northwest (APA Press, expected spring 2015) and author of numerous chapters and journal articles on the role of science in decision making, mediation and collaborative processes and planning education.
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