Micah Fisher, PhD

community planning | participatory mapping | land use change | political ecology | climate change adaptation | conflict resolution | evaluation

Overview

I am a planner interested in participatory methods and engaged methodologies for broader stakeholder involvement. My research focuses on land-use and watershed changes, and I am especially interested in solutions to addressing complex environmental challenges. I apply a critical analytical approach of political ecology for explaining the broader forces at work that contribute to environmental change. I have worked as a practitioner in urban and regional planning on sustainability and the environment, especially on disaster management and climate change adaptation initiatives.

Education

  • PhD, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, Department of  Geography and Environment (United States)

  • Mater of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa Department of Urban and Regional Planning 

  • Graduate Certificate of Conflict Resolution, the Matsunaga Institute, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa

  • Graduate Certificate of Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa

  • Bachelor of Arts University of Richmond, Urban Policy and Practice

 

Research

  • After recognition and titling: research examining the effects of global land governance schemes targeted at improving local rights, livelihoods and environmental management

  • Participatory Action Research methodologies for improved stakeholder involvement

  • Landscape and land cover analysis including spatial methodologies to better understand historical change

  • Disaster management training pedagogies: Approaches to developing Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience planning

  • Forest governance and community-based natural resource management

  • The role of youth as future land managers

Consulting

I have worked with the World Bank in the Sustainable Development Unit as a water management and urban and regional planning specialist, and for the USDA Forest Service International Programs. I have also consulted with the Center for International Forestry Research, and conducted evaluations for Social Impact on Millenium Challenge Corporation compact initiatives. I’ve also been on research teams implementing NOAA, USAID, and CIDA grants, and also done work for the International Rescue Committee.

11

professional publications and policy briefs

12

years working on environmental and community planning initiatives

20+

academic journals or book chapters

Selected projects (2)

2019 - present

Planning and Policy Development Consultant

The World Bank

2019 - 2020

MCC Indonesia Green Prosperity Participatory Land Use Planning (PLUP) Portfolio Evaluation

Social Impact

 

Selected publications (22)

2020

Open Access

Dwi Laraswati, Sari Rahayu, Muhammad A.K.Sahide, Emma Soraya, Andita Aulia Pratama, Micah Fisher, Ahmad Maryudi

Forest Policy and Economics

2019

Supratman, M Alif K Sahide, Micah Fisher

CABI

2019

Open Access

Sahide, Muhammad Alif K; Fisher, Micah R; Maryudi, Ahmad; Wong, Grace Yee; Supratman, Supratman; Alam, Syamsu

MethodsX

2019

Open Access

Micah R Fisher, Willem van der Muur

The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology

2019

Open Access

Willem van der Muur,Jacqueline Vel,Micah R. Fisher &Kathryn Robinson

The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology

2019

Open Access

Wilmar Salim, Keith Bettinger, Micah Fisher

Environment and Urbanization ASIA

2019

Open Access

M A K Sahide, M Muliati, R S Samad, E I Mas'ud, A Sabar, Y Yusran, Supratman and M R Fisher

IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science

2019

Open Access

Micah R. Fisher, Ahmad Dhiaulhaq, Muhammad Alif K.Sahide

Forest and Society

2019

Open Access

Wiwandari Handayani, Micah R.Fisher, Iwan Rudiarto, Jawoto Sih Setyono, Dolores Foley

International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction

2019

Open Access

Rudiarto, Iwan, Rizqa Hidayani & Micah Fisher

Journal of Rural Studies

2018

Open Access

Micah R. Fisher, Moira Moeliono, Agus Mulyana, E Linda Yuliani, Andi Adriadi, Junaid Judda, and M Alif K Sahide.

International Forestry Review

2018

Open Access

Sukanlaya Choenkwan and Micah Fisher

Forest and Society

2018

Open Access

Muhammad Alif K. Sahide, Micah R. Fisher, Ahmad Maryudi, Ahmad Dhiaulhaq, Christine Wulandari, Yeon-Su Kim, and Lukas Giessen

Land Use Policy

2018

Open Access

Micah Fisher and Tina Sablan

Conflict Resolution Quarterly

2017

Open Access

Fisher, M., A. Maryudi, and M. Sahide

Jurnal Administrasi Dan Kebijakan

2017

Open Access

Fisher, Micah R, Timothy Workman, Agus Mulyana, Institute Balang, Moira Moeliono, E Linda Yuliani, and Carol J Pierce Colfer

Land Use Policy

2016

Asnawi Manaf, Budi Setiyono, Imam Wahyudi, Micah R Fisher, and Hendri Yuzal

International Journal of Sustainable Society

2016

Open Access

Fisher, Micah R., Keith Bettinger and M Troy Burnett

ABC-CLIO

2016

Open Access

Asnawi Manaf, Suharnomo, Hendri Yuzal, Micah R Fisher

Housing, Care and Support

2015

Open Access

Camilo Mora, Iain R Caldwell, Jamie M Caldwell, Micah R Fisher, Brandon M Genco, and Steven W Running

PLoS Biology

2014

Keith Bettinger, Micah Fisher, and W. Miles

Emerald Group Publishing Limited

2012

Hongjoo Hahm and Micah Fisher

Global Development Partnership Center