FACULTY

Gordon Bradley

Gordon Bradley

Professor
Forest land use planning; Impact assessment; Conservation area planning; Urban ecology and urban forestry


Office: Bloedel 282
Phone: 206-685-0881 
Email: gbradley@uw.edu

Graduate Interest Group(s): SOCIAL SCIENCES; RESTORATION ECOLOGY AND URBAN HORTICULTURE

B.S.L.A., Environmental Design, Landscape Architecture, California State Polytechnic University, 1969
M.L.A., Environmental Planning, University of California, Berkeley, 1972
Ph.D., Urban and Regional Planning, University of Michigan, 1986


Gordon Bradley's teaching and research interests include environmental policy, planning, urban ecology and urban forest landscapes. Specific courses concern forest land use planning, environmental impact assessment, urban forest issues, conservation area planning, and urban ecology.

His research and consulting clients include public agencies at the federal, state and local level and numerous private natural resource management companies. The focus of his research is on human response to land use change along the urban to wildland gradient, and the relationship between forestlands and the built environment. Extensive research and consulting also revolves around forest practices in visually sensitive areas. An ongoing study on Capital State Forest involves the visual preferences of various interest groups to different harvest patterns.

Dr. Bradley edited Land Use and Forest Resources in a Changing Environment: The Urban Forest Interface (1984, University of Washington Press), and Urban Forest Landscapes (1995, University of Washington Press). He currently serves on the Board of Editors for Urban Ecosystems. Dr. Bradley serves on several state and local advisory panels, and served two terms on the National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council, a 15 member panel appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture.

Courses Taught:Quarter offered:
ESRM 200 Society and Sustainable Environments (5)Spring
ESRM 381 Management of Wildland Recreation and Amenities (3)Autumn
ESRM 470 Natural Resource Policy and Planning (5)Winter
SEFS 590 Urban Forest Policy and Practice (2)Spring
Current Sponsored Research:
PNW Ecosystems Studies Unit Program Support
Recent Publications:
Kearney, A.R. and G.A. Bradley. 2011. The effect of viewer attributes on preference for forest scenes: Contributions of attitudes, knowledge, demographic factors, and stakeholder group membership. Environment and Behavior 43(2): 147-181.
SEFS Committee Membership:Chair?
Planning Committee