Dylan Stevenson

Dylan Stevenson (Prairie Band Potawatomi descent) is interested in Indigenous planning and its relationship to environmental planning practice and public health outcomes. His research investigates the cultural norms embedded within water resource planning to identify opportunities for change that promote Tribal sovereignty and indigenous cultural restoration. Prior to coming to Cornell, Stevenson worked for public and quasi-public entities dealing with the implementation of local, state, and federal legislation. He holds a bachelor's degree in linguistics from the University of California–Davis with a minor in Native American studies, a master's degree in planning from the University of Southern California with a concentration in preservation and design of the built environment, and has obtained AICP candidate status from the American Planning Association.

Academic Research/Specialty Areas

  • Collaborative practice
  • Community-based planning and development
  • Historic preservation planning
  • Infrastructure
  • Land use/spatial planning
  • Participatory and collaborative planning
  • Planning history
  • Social policy
  • Sustainability
  • Visual representation

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Classes (Selected)

  • CRP 4080 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)Geographic Information Systems (GIS) have revolutionized the way we manage, analyze, and present spatial information. This course focuses on GIS in the social sciences. Many of the exercises and examples are based on planning issues, but the concepts can be applied to many other disciplines such as government, economics, natural resources, and sociology. Some of the issues covered include fundamentals of spatial analysis; overview of GIS technology and applications; designing a GIS project; gathering and analyzing data; and creating thematic maps.

Awards, Grants, and Fellowships (Selected)

  • Member, Writing (r)urban Narratives: The Production of Space Dissertation Writing Group, Cornell Society of the Humanities. Cornell University (2020)
  • Pamela Mikus Graduate Fellowship (2019)
  • APA National Student Design Competition, First Place (2019)
  • Member, Postcolonial Studies and Space Graduate Reading Group, The Institute for Comparative Modernities. Cornell University (2018)

Exhibitions and Presentations (Selected)

  • "More Than Frybread: On Developing Approaches to Food Systems Planning in Indian Country" for the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning. Toronto, ON (virtual) (November 6, 2020)
  • "Indigenous Planning and Public Health" for CRP 2000 The Promise and Pitfalls of Contemporary Planning. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (November 15, 2019)
  • "Native American Religions" for CRP 6690 Preservation Planning & Religious Properties, co-taught with Melissa Smith. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (February 6, 2019)
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