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Schulte, Stacey Lynn

Senior Instructor


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research overview

  • Stacey Schulte specializes in research related to environmental land use planning and design. Her work focuses on various aspects of public lands planning, open space preservation and the relationship between urban growth and the environment. Her work includes projects on fiscal impacts of land conservation, habitat quality of protected areas and hazard mitigation. Recent projects include willingness-to-pay for land conservation and public perception of large scale conservation projects. Much of her work is conducted through survey research including surveys on wildfire mitigation behavior and field research on recreation use and impacts.


  • land use planning and policy, environmental planning, relationship between urban growth and environmental quality, open space planning and preservation, public lands planning, funding for protected areas, public demand for & attitudes about conservation, habitat quality of protected areas, recreation use and demand, wildfire mitigation, economic implications of preservation and development, growth management, wildland-urban interface


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courses taught

  • ENVD 1004 - Introduction to Environmental Design Theory
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019
    Introduces methods, principles and philosophies that guide environmental design. Explores ways of thinking about, and accomplishing, the act of design. Students contemplate the processes and motivations behind design decisions including discussions of environmental sustainability and social responsibility.
  • ENVD 1040 - Studio 1: Introduction to Planning and Urban Design
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020 / Spring 2021
    The fourth of four introductory studios in which students learn concepts and strategies related to urban planning and design. Students collaboratively develop a design solution to a small-scale problem within an urban fabric using basic skills of analysis and design iteration.
  • ENVD 1140 - Studio 2: Fundamentals of Planning and Urban Design
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Fall 2020 / Fall 2021
    Through a small-scale urban planning and design project, students explore solutions to challenges in dynamic urban systems. Builds on knowledge and skills gained in the introductory studios to explore the human and environmental dimensions of intertwined systems within the built environment.
  • ENVD 1976 - First Year Scholarship Colloquium Seminar
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020 / Fall 2021
    Inspiration in the design profession can be found through a series of faculty and professional lectures. Students develop an understanding of the breath of environmental design careers, research and practice.
  • ENVD 2130 - Environmental Design Studio 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Exposes students to a sequence of design investigations that lead to the development of design concepts for critical evaluation and discussion. The intent of this introductory design studio is to expose students to the fundamental design practices that are common to the disciplines of architecture, urban design and landscape design - disciplines that share the responsibility for shaping the designed environment. Recommended corequisite: ENVD 3003.
  • ENVD 3200 - Advanced ENVD Studio
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Design studio dealing with problems at an intermediate level of complexity: emphasis is on the interaction of form, use, and multiple values and technologies in conjunction with issues and techniques drawn from other content area courses of the curriculum. May be repeated up to 18 total credit hours. Recommended prerequisite: ENVD 2130.
  • ENVD 4363 - Special Topics: Physical Factors in Environmental Design
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Summer 2020 / Fall 2020 / Fall 2021
    Includes such topics as appropriate technology, public policy and natural hazards, organization of the designing and building process, and physical elements of urban development.
  • ENVD 4979 - Honors Thesis
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2019
    Working with an advisor, students prepare, complete, and defend an honors thesis project, either written or creative.


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