PhD Student, Complex Adaptive Systems Science, School of Sustainability
Motivated by the desire to transcend political aporia – in which communities feel they must choose between two bad choices – with creative solutions the biggest driving force in her work and life. At ASU Lauren seeks to design research at the intersection of environmental policy and nature/society studies, to investigate how political decision-making takes place across different scales within complex global systems in support of social-ecological thriving in urban environments. To better understand the socio-economic factors underlying resilience, she wants to investigate how people’s capacity to envision their available responses to climate change affects institutional decision-making in urban policy and planning. Current focus includes game theory, decision making, natural resource economics and complex adaptive system science.
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