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Laurel Phoenix

Laurel Phoenix

Associate Professor, Chair of Environmental Policy and Planning
MAC B331
Public & Environmental Affairs

Fields of Interest

Limits to Growth, Food/Water/Energy Nexus, Water Resources Management, Drinking Water Quality and Infrastructure, Rural Planning, Resilient Communities


Dr. Phoenix is currently researching Washington Island wastewater decision-making, and a comparative study of planning for catastrophic flooding in Green Bay and Houghton set in the context of climate change increases in intensive precipitation.


Ph.D., Watershed Management & Hydrology, College of Environmental Science and Forestry, State University of New York, Syracuse
M.A., Geography, University of Colorado, Boulder
B.A.,  Geography, University of Colorado, Boulder

Courses Taught

Water & Land Planning and Management, Transitioning to Sustainable Communities, Building Sustainable Landscapes, Environmental Planning