ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR UC Irvine 2007-present
VISITING ASSOC. PROF. NUS 2009-2010
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR UC Irvine 2002-2007
VISITING ASST. PROFESSOR MIT 2000-2002
Director, Ph.D. in Planning, Policy, and Design
Co-Director, Social Ecology Research Center
Associate Editor, Environmental Science & Policy
Research and Practice
My environmental policy work began with the decision sciences (my PhD advisor was Lloyd Shapley, Nobel prizewinner in economics), and proceeded to the study of institutions. My research revolves around the social ecology, social justice and the environment, and integrative/interpretive methods of policy analysis. I have studied disparities in environmental quality and, in response, ways forward that involve spurring collective action and networked governance. My current research is proceeding along these fronts: (1) integrative modes of policy analysis (2) environmental governance as an ethic of care, (3) collective action, community, and commons (4) comparative urban governance, and (5) climate and sustainability narratives. Regardless of the diverse assortment of themes I encounter in my research --air/water quality, urban vulnerability to extreme events, ecology and poverty, common-pool resources and community-based institutions --these all share important institutional design issues. Much of my theory work involves new approaches to integrating the multiple dimensions of environmental and development issues.
Lejano, Raul (2006), Frameworks for Policy Analysis: Merging Text and Context, Routledge, New York.
Lejano, Raul, Mrill Ingram, and Helen Ingram (2013), The Power of Narrative in Environmental Networks, MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass.
Lejano, Raul P. and Daniel Stokols (2012), "Social ecology, sustainability, and economics," Ecological Economics (accepted, in press).
Lejano, Raul P. and Hongping Lian (2012), "Clash of institutions: Urbanization and the plight of the 'land-lost' in Changsha, China," (under review).
Lejano, Raul P. and Ching Leong (2012), “A hermeneutic approach to explaining and understanding public controversies,” JPART - J. of Public Administration Research and Theory http://jpart.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2012/04/04/jopart.mus001.abstract.
Lejano, Raul P. and S. Shankar (2012), "The contextualist turn and schematics of institutional fit: Theory and a case study from Southern India," Policy Sciences http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11077-012-9163-9/fulltext.html.
Lee, E., R. Lejano, and R. Connelly (2012), “Regulation-by-information in areas of limited statehood: Lessons from the Philippines' environmental regulation,” Regulation & Governance (accepted, in press).
Stokols, D., R. Lejano, and J. Hipp (2012), "“Enhancing the resilience of human-environment systems: A social ecological perspective,” Ecology & Society (accepted, in press).
Lejano, Raul P. and Helen Ingram (2012), "Modeling the commons as a game with vector payoffs," J. of Theoretical Politics 24(1):66-89. http://jtp.sagepub.com/content/24/1/66.abstract
Goldstein, B., A. Taufen Wessells, R. Lejano, and W. Butler (2012), "Narrating resilience: Transforming urban systems through collaborative storytelling," Urban Studies (accepted, in press).
Howlett, Michael and Raul Lejano (2012), "The rise and fall (and rebirth?) of policy design," Administration and Society http://aas.sagepub.com/content/early/2012/10/23/0095399712459725.abstract.
Lejano, Raul et al. (2012), "Patchwork of land use, tapestry of risk," J. of Environmental Planning & Management 55(1):1-15. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09640568.2011.574876
Lejano, Raul P. (2011), "Solution concepts for nontransferable utility games," J. of Math. Economics 47:777-780. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0304406811001091
Lejano, Raul, Gabriela Munoz-Melendez, Ismael Aguilar, and Sung Jin Park (2010), "On the need to redesign the CDM carbon trading program," Environmental Science & Technology, 44:6914-6916. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/es102546d
Lejano, Raul and Daniel Stokols (2010), "Understanding minority residents' perceptions of neighborhood health risks and environmental justice: New methods, findings, and policy implications," J. of Architectural Planning & Research 27(2):107-123.
Lejano, Raul and Helen Ingram (2009), "Collaborative networks and new ways of knowing," Environmental Science & Policy 12:653-662.
Erualdo Gonzalez and Raul Lejano (2009), "New urbanism and the barrio," Environment & Planning A 41:2946-63.
Lejano, Raul (2008), "The phenomenon of collective action: Modeling institutions as structures of care," Public Administration Review, May/June:491-504.
Lejano, Raul (2008), "Technology and institutions: A critical appraisal of GIS in a planning domain," Science, Technology & Human Values 33(5):653-678.
Lejano, Raul and Helen Ingram (2007), "Place-based conservation: Lessons from the Turtle Islands," Environment: Science & Policy for Sustainable Dev't 49(3):24-28.
Lejano, R., Ingram, H., Whiteley, J., Torres, D., and S. Agduma (2007), "The importance of context: Integrating resource conservation with local institutions," Society and Natural Resources 20:177-185.
González , E.R., R. Lejano, G. Vidales, R.F. Conner,Y. Kidokoro, B. Fazeli, R. Cabrales (2007), "Participatory action research for environmental health: Encountering Freire in the urban barrio, Journal of Urban Affairs 29(1):79-102.
Smith, C. Scott, Raul P. Lejano, Oladele Ogunseitan, and Aaron Hipp (2007), "Cost effectiveness of regulation-compliant filtration to control sediment and metal pollution in urban runoff," Environmental Science & Technology 41:7451-7458.
Lejano, Raul and Helen Ingram (2007), "How social networks enable adaptation to system complexity and extreme weather events," in Pahl-Wostl, Kabat and Moltgen (eds.), Adaptive and Integrative Management: Coping with Complexity and Uncertainty.
Lejano, Raul and C. Scott Smith (2006), "Incompatible land uses and the topology of cumulative risk," Environmental Management 37(2):230-246.
Lejano, Raul and Anne Taufen Wessels (2006), "Community and economic development: Seeking common ground in discourse and in practice," Urban Studies, 43(9):1469-1489.
Lejano, Raul (2006), "Theorizing peace parks: Two models of collective action," J. of Peace Research 43(5):563-581.
Lejano, Raul (2006). "The design of environmental regimes: social construction, contextuality, and improvisation," International Environmental Agreements 6(2):187-207.
Lejano, Raul and Alma Ocampo-Salvador (2006), "Context and differentiation: Comparative analysis of two community-based fishers' organizations," Marine Policy 30(7).
Hipp, A., O. Ogunseitan, R. Lejano, and C. S. Smith (2006), "Optimization of stormwater filtration at the urban/watershed interface, ES&T 40(15):4794-4801.
Nixon, H., R. Lejano, and R. Funderburg (2006), "Planning methodology for predicting spatial patterns of risk potential from industrial land uses," J. of Env. Planning and Management 49(6).
Lejano, Raul and Hirose Rei (2005), "Testing the assumptions behind emissions trading in non-market goods: The RECLAIM Program in Southern California, Environmental Science & Policy 8:367-377.
Lejano, Raul, "Problematizing the people power revolution," Budhi 10(1):71-110.
Kolodjiez, K., Lejano, R., Sassa, C., Maharjan, S., Ghaemghami, and T. Plant (2004), "The industrial archeology of Boston," URISA Journal 16(1):5-14.
Lejano, R. and J. Ericson (2004), "Tragedy of the temporal commons: Soil-bound lead and the anachronicity of risk," J. of Env. Planning and Management 48(2):299-318.
Lejano, R., B. Piazza, and D. Houston (2002), "Rationality as social justice and the spatial-distributional analysis of risk," Environment & Planning C 20:871-888.
Lejano, R. and C. Davos (2002), "Fair share: Siting noxious facilities as a risk distribution game," J. of Environmental Economics and Management 43:251-266.
Lejano, Raul (2006), "Optimizing the layout and design of branched pipeline water distribution systems, Irrigation & Drainage Systems 20(1):125-137.
Lejano, Raul and Hiro Iseki (2001), "The question of environmental justice: The spatial distribution of hazardous waste TSDs in Los Angeles," J.of Urban Planning and Development 127(2):51-62.
Lejano, Raul and Climis Davos (2001), "Siting noxious facilities with victim compensation: n-person games under transferable utility," Socio-Economic Planning Sciences 35:109-124.
Lejano, Raul and Climis Davos (1999), "Cooperative solutions for sustainable resource management," Environmental Management 24(2):167-175.
Lejano, Raul, Pacita Ayala, and Erlinda Gonzales (1997), "Optimizing the mix of strategies for the control of vehicular emissions," Environmental Management 21(1):79-87.
Lejano, Raul and Climis Davos (1995) "Cost allocation of multi-agency water resource projects," Water Resources Research 31(5):1387-1393.
P16 Lejano, R. (2011), Consolidated Report: Resilience of Health Systems to Disasters, Case Studies from the Western Pacific Region, WHO –World Health Organization.
P15 Lejano, R., Sablan, B., Bonje, A., and A. Dandiego (2010), Post-Flood Emergency Response Review: Testing the Toolkit for Needs Assessment and Recovery Planning, WHO –World Health Organization, Western Pacific Region.
P14 Lejano, R. et al. (2010), Policy Report 2010: Fertility Patterns Among the Urban Poor. Social Ecology Research Center, Irvine.
P13 Lejano, R., Sablan, B., Bonje, A., and A. Dandiego (2010), Post-Flood Emergency Response Review: Testing the Toolkit for Needs Assessment and Recovery Planning, WHO --World
P12 Lejano, R., Sablan, B., Aldaba, J., and J. Dumlao (2010), Assessing the Impact of Disasters on Health Systems: A Toolkit for Needs Assessment and Recovery Planning, WHO --World Health Organization, Western Pacific Region.
P11 Lejano, Raul (2010), "Urban Environmental Quality: Perceptions and Measures" in Encyclopedia of Environmental Health, Elsevier, Oxford.
P10 Sablan, B., Lejano, R., Dandiego, A., and A. Bonje (2010), Program Evaluation: Assessment of the Coverage of Health Services Provided in Response to Typhoons Ondoy, Peping, and Santi, WHO --World Health Organization, Western Pacific Region.
P9 Lejano, R., Sablan, B., and J. Aldaba (2009), Model Development: Risk Preparedness Methodology, WHO --World Health Organization, Western Pacific Region.
P8 Lejano, R. et al. (2006), Participatory Action Research for Community Health in Southeast Los Angeles, A Report to the First Five Commission, Huntington Park.
P7 Lejano, R. et al. (2004), Health Risk Assessment of the Chiquita Landfill, Irvine.
P6 Lejano, R. et al. (2002), Sonando en El Viento, Collaborative Environmental Health Research in Springfield, MA, MIT, Cambridge, Mass.
P5 Lejano, R. et al. (2002), The Palawan Island Sustainability Mapping Project, Palawan Council for Sustainable Development, MIT, Cambridge, Mass.
P4 Lejano, R. et al. (2000), Community-Based Waste Management Master Plan for Binan, Laguna.
P3 Lejano, R. (1997), Master Plan and Rate Study, San Jose Water Reuse Program, San Jose.
P2 Lejano, R. et al. (1997), Draft Environmental Impact Report, Terminal Island Water Reuse Project, Los Angeles.
P1 Lejano, R. et al. (1997), Water and Stormwater Master Plan for Cabanatuan City, Philippines, United Nations Development Programme.