Planning Theory; Planning Process, Collaborative Planning; Research Methods; Urban Social Structure and Equity; Water Policy; Transportation Policy; Metropolitan Governance.
- Ph.D. Urban Studies and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- B.A. English Literature, Harvard College
Judith Innes holds a Ph.D. from MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning and an undergraduate degree in English from Harvard University. Her dissertation and first book looked at theory and practice of social indicators use in public policy. She has done research on the processes of planning and decision making across a wide range of substantive topics, including land use and environmental policy, water management, growth management, transportation, human rights, environmental justice and social policy. Her recent interests have focused on collaborative policy making and action at the state and regional levels. She maintains a continuing interest in how to improve the use of information in planning and public policy. She taught planning theory for many years, developing ideas through her research on communicative planning. She believes that the next agenda for planning thought and planning practice must be about how to address contemporary challenges to the traditional institutions and practices of decision making and how to develop new concepts of governance to deal with collaboration and with the many voices and competing versions of reality that confront planners today. Her most recent book, Planning with Complexity: An Introduction to Collaborative Rationality for Public Policy (Routledge/Taylor and Francis, Oxford), with David E. Booher, outlines a new theory and approach to planning.
Professor Innes’ teaching spanned courses in land use and environmental policy, urban social structure and processes in the multiethnic city, research methods for master's students and for doctoral students, introduction to planning practice, organizational behavior in government agencies, land use studios, indicators for policy and planning, contemporary theory of planning, and methods of negotiation and collaboration. Her most recent course was on metropolitan governance and planning.
From 1993 through 2003, Dr. Innes was the director of the Institute of Urban & Regional Development, a campus-wide organized research unit addressing a wide range of topics through externally funded faculty and student research. In her capacity as director she also directed the Community Partnerships office (former the University Oakland Metropolitan Forum) and was involved in managing a variety of community development efforts, action research, and community-based learning projects in partnership with localities, foundations and NGO’s.
She is author, editor or coauthor of more than 50 articles and book chapters, four books and two major monographs. Her articles have been translated into Chinese, French, Italian, and Korean. She has given presentations on her research in countries around the world.
- Courses Taught
- CY PLAN 203 Metropolitan Governance and Planning
- CY PLAN 209 Collaborative Methods of Planning
- CY PLAN 280A Research Design for the Ph.D.
- CY PLAN 281 Planning Theory and Practice
- Selected Publications
Planning with Complexity: An Introduction to Collaborative Rationality for Public Policy, Routledge/Taylor and Francis, Oxford, 2010.
Knowledge and Public Policy: The Search for Meaningful Indicators, Transaction Books, Rutgers, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1990.
The Land Use Policy Debate in the United States. (ed) Plenum Press, New York, 1981.
Social Indicators and Public Policy: Interactive Processes of Design and Application, Elsevier Scientific Publishing Co. Amsterdam, 1975.
Bay Area Transportation Decision Making in the Wake of ISTEA: Planning Styles in Conflict at MTC. With Judith Gruber. University of California Transportation Center, Berkeley CA, 2001.
Coordinating Growth and Environmental Management Through Consensus Building, California Policy Seminar Policy Research Program Report, University of California at Berkeley, December 1994. With J. Gruber, M. Neuman and B. Thompson. (Report, Appendix)
"Governance for Resilience: CALFED as a Complex Adaptive Network for Resource Management" (with David Booher), forthcoming in Ecology and Society.
"Informality as a Strategy of Planning: Collaborative Water Management in the CALFED Bay-Delta Program" (with Sarah Connick and David E. Booher), Journal of the American Planning Association, 73, 2, 195-210, Spring 2007.
“Collaborative Regional Initiatives: Civic Entrepreneurs Work to Fill the Governance Gap” (with Jane Rongerude), Insight, James Irvine Foundation and Institute of Urban and Regional Development, University of California Berkeley, Working paper 2006-04, January 2006.
“Collaborative Governance in the CALFED Program: Adaptive Policy Making for California Water” (with Sarah Connick, Laura Kaplan and David E. Booher). Working Paper # 2006-01 Institute of Urban and Regional Development, University of California Berkeley, CA, January 2006.
“Reframing Public Participation: Strategies for the 21st Century” (with David E. Booher) Planning Theory and Practice, 5, 4, 419-436, 2005.
“Planning Styles in Conflict: The Metropolitan Transportation Commission” (With Judith Gruber), Journal of The American Planning Association. 71, 2, Spring, 177-188, 2005.
“Outcomes of Collaborative Water Policy Making: Applying Complexity Thinking to Evaluation” with Sarah Connick, Journal of Environmental Planning and Management 46, 2, March, pp. 177-197, 2003.
“Collaborative Policy Making: Governance Through Dialogue,” (with David E. Booher) Chapter 1 in Deliberative Policy Analysis: Understanding Governance in the Network Society, Hajer, Maarten and Hendrik Wagenaar eds., Cambridge University Press. 2003.