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APA Utah Fall Conference Speaker

Danya Rumore

Wallace Stegner Center Environmental Dispute Resolution Program, University of Utah

Danya Rumore, Ph.D., is the Director of the Wallace Stegner Center Environmental Dispute Resolution (EDR) Program and a professor of law and planning at the University of Utah. She is also the Founder and a Co-Director of the Gateway and Natural Amenity Region (GNAR) Initiative. Her work and research focus on supporting collaborative decision-making and stakeholder engagement around science-intensive environmental challenges, gateway and natural amenity region planning concerns, and public lands management. She teaches academic and professional courses on collaboration, negotiation, conflict resolution, facilitation, and effective communication. Danya holds a doctorate in Environmental Policy and Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and was the 2018 recipient of the Rob Williams Award for Emerging Environment and Public Policy Leaders.


Welcome to Zion, Now Take a Hike: What does Overtourism mean for Utah’s Rural Communities? »

2024 Spring Conference, May 8, 2024 3:45 pm

Popular tourist destinations around the world are experiencing "overtourism" -- more tourists than the local infrastructure can support. After years of promoting tourism as an economic development tool, many popular tourist destinations around the world are now realizing that too much of a good thing can actually be a bad thing. What is the state of tourism in Utah's rural communities? And what can Utah's rural tourist destinations learn from the growing trend of anti-overtourism policies in traditional tourist hotspots?

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