Professor Bruce Glavovic
Earthquake Commission Fellow in Natural Hazards Planning Resource & Environmental Planning Programme
Phone: +64-6-356 9099 x 2036
Fax: +64-6-350 5689
Professor Glavovic has a multi-disciplinary education, with degrees in economics and agricultural economics, environmental science, and urban and environmental planning. He has 20 years of work experience in academia, private consulting and Government. He has worked mainly in South Africa, the United States of America, and more recently New Zealand. He was the Programme Co-ordinator of the Resource and Environmental Planning Programme at Massey University (Feb 2002-Dec 2005) before his appointment as the Earthquake Commission (EQC) Fellow in Natural Hazards Planning in July 2005.
His research focuses on the role of planning in building sustainable, hazard-resilient communities. It is clustered around several themes: natural hazards planning; negotiation, collaborative planning and consensus building processes; integrated environmental management (with a particular focus on coastal, ocean and water resources); and understanding poverty-environment linkages and driving forces. He has authored more than 100 consulting reports and government documents, and published articles in academic journals and popular literature. He has lectured at universities in South Africa, the USA and New Zealand; and has been responsible for training and capacity building programmes on varied topics in environmental science, planning and policy analysis.
He is a member of: Massey University’s Emergency Services Management Board of Studies; the Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences Natural Hazards Planning Advisory Group; the Organising Committee for the 1 st International Conference on Resilient Infrastructure: Investing in Our Social and Economic Future held in August 2005; and the International Organising Committee of the biannual Coastal Zone Asia Pacific Conference. He was a member of the Interim Board of Sustainable Aotearoa New Zealand, initiated under the auspices of the Royal Society of New Zealand (2003-2005). He was a member of an International Working Group investigating indicators for integrated coastal management for UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (2003-2004).
Prior to joining Massey University, he was a founding partner in a South African based consulting organisation, and was responsible for managing a wide range of large-scale, complex environmental planning projects. Amongst other things, he was the Project Manager of the team that designed and facilitated South Africa's coastal policy formulation process that culminated in the Government’s White Paper for Sustainable Coastal Development. Much of his work has focused on building sustainable communities by facilitating dialogue and collaboration between people with diverse and often contending interests, including decision-makers at the highest levels of Government, business leaders, non-governmental and community-based organisations, academics and citizens from many walks of life.
- Doctor of Philosophy, University of Virginia (UVA), USA (Fulbright Scholar) (2000).
- Master of Planning, UVA, USA. (1994).
- Master of Science, Environmental Science, University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa (1988).
- Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Economics and Agricultural Economics, University of Natal, South Africa (1983).
- Certificates in Basic Mediation Skills and an Orientation Course to Virginia's Judicial System both certified by the Supreme Court of Virginia, USA.
- PADI Advanced Open Water SCUBA certificate.
- June 2005 – present: EQC Fellow in Natural Hazards Planning, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.
- February 2002 – December 2005: Programme Co-ordinator, Resource and Environmental Planning Programme, Massey University.
- 1997 – January 2002: Founding Partner, Common Ground Consulting, South Africa, specialists in environmental studies, planning and public policy (Nov 1997 – Jan 2001).
- 1996: Founding Partner, Environmental Interface, South Africa, consulting environmental scientists, planners and policy analysts (Nov 1996 – Oct 1997).
- 1996: Environmental Planner and Policy Analyst with Watermeyer Prestedge Retief, consulting coastal, ocean and environmental engineers, South Africa (Mar– Oct 1996).
- 1992-1996: Intern and Graduate Assistant, Institute for Environmental Negotiation, UVA, USA.
- 1992: Independent Environmental Consultant on contract to Kapp Prestedge Retief, consulting coastal, ocean and environmental engineers, South Africa (Mar 1992-Jun 1992).
- 1986-1991: Senior Environmental Officer, Department of Environment Affairs, South Africa (Jul 1986-Feb 1992).
- 1985-1986: Researcher, Department of Environmental and Geographical Sciences, UCT, South Africa (Jan 1985-Jun 1986).
Current research is focused on understanding how to build sustainable and resilient communities, with a particular focus on coastal communities, and the role of negotiation, collaborative planning and consensus building.
Current projects include:
- A review of the planning hazard-resilient communities literature, focused on sustainable livelihoods, risk, vulnerability, resilience, collaboration, governance and complex systems.
- Case studies of recent disasters and lessons learned for natural hazards planning: Hurricane Katrina, the Asian Tsunami and the 2004 Manawatu Floods in New Zealand.
- A synthesis and integration of understanding from the disciplines of ecology and economics about the functions, value and governance of coasts and oceans. (Forthcoming book entitled Ecological Economics of Coasts and Oceans edited by Patterson & Glavovic.)
- An evaluation of South Africa’s coastal policy implementation efforts and the challenges and opportunities for building sustainable coastal communities.
- A comparative analysis of coastal management in Brazil and South Africa , with a particular focus on coastal governance, poverty-environment linkages, and building sustainable coastal communities.
Books, Technical Reports and Book Chapters
- Krishnamoorthy, R., Alagappan, R., Glavovic, B.C., Green, D.R., Han, Z., Kannen, A., Pelot, R., Rosen, D.S. & S. Tinti (Eds.) In prep. Integrated Coastal Zone Management: The Global Challenge, New India Publishing Agency (Manuscript submission in 2006).
- Glavovic, B.C. In prep. Sustainable coastal development in South Africa: Bridging the chasm between rhetoric and reality, in Krishnamoorthy et al. (Eds.) Integrated Coastal Zone Management: The Global Challenge, New India Publishing Agency.
- Patterson, M. & B.C. Glavovic (Eds.) In prep. The Ecological Economics of Oceans and Coasts, Edward Elgar. (Manuscript submission in 2006).
- Glavovic, B.C. In prep. The drivers of ocean and coastal impacts, in Patterson, M. & B.C. Glavovic (Eds.) The Ecological Economics of Oceans and Coasts, Edward Elgar.
- Glavovic, B.C. In prep. Poverty and justice at sea, in Patterson, M. & B.C. Glavovic (Eds.) The Ecological Economics of Oceans and Coasts, Edward Elgar.
- Glavovic, B.C. In prep. Sustainable ocean and coastal governance, in Patterson, M. & B.C. Glavovic (Eds.) The Ecological Economics of Oceans and Coasts, Edward Elgar.
- Glavovic, B.C. 2000 a. Building Partnerships for Sustainable Coastal Development: The South African Coastal Policy Experience – The Process, Perceptions and Lessons Learned, Cape Town: Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism.
- Glavovic, B.C. 2000 b. Our Coast, Our Future: A New Approach to Coastal Management in South Africa, Cape Town: Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism.
- Glavovic, B.C. 2000 c. Our Coast for Life: From Policy to Local Action, Cape Town: Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism.
- Glavovic, B.C., Browne J. & M. Coetzee 2001. Integrated Coastal Management in South Africa, in Voabil, C & S. Engahl (Eds.) The Voyage from Seychelles to Maputo – Successes and Failures of Integrated Coastal Zone Management in Eastern Africa and the Island States, 1996-2001, Maputo: SEACAM.
- Heydorn, A.E.F., Glazewski J.I. & B. Glavovic, 1992. The Coastal Zone, in: Fuggle, R.F. & M.A. Rabie (ed.) Environmental Management in South Africa, Cape Town: Juta & Co Ltd, 669-689.
Academic Journal articles
- Glavovic, B.C. Under review. The evolution of coastal management in South Africa: Why blood is thicker than water, Journal of Ocean and Coastal Management.
- Glavovic, B.C. & S. Boonzaaier Under review. Confronting coastal poverty: Building sustainable coastal livelihoods in South Africa, Journal of Ocean and Coastal Management.
- Glavovic, B.C. In press a. ICM as a Transformational Practice of Consensus Building: A South African Perspective, Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue 39.
- Glavovic, B.C. In press b. Perceptions of South Africa’s Coastal Policy Formulation Process, Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue 39.
- Glavovic, B.C. In press c. Lessons Learned from South Africa’s Coastal Policy Experience, Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue 39.
- Glavovic, B.C. 2006. Coastal Sustainability – An Elusive Pursuit? Reflections on South Africa’s Coastal Policy Experience, Coastal Management, 34: 111-132.
- Glavovic, B.C. 2000 d. A New Coastal Policy for South Africa, Coastal Management, 28:261-271.
- Glavovic, B.C. & F. Dukes 1997. Co-ordinating Integrated Environmental Management Studies: Lessons from the Theory and Practice of Negotiation, South African Journal of Environmental Law and Policy, 4(1):45-55.
- Glavovic, B.C., Dukes F. & J. Lynott 1997. Training and Educating Environmental Mediators: Lessons from Experience in the United States, Mediation Quarterly, 14(4):269-291.
- Glavovic, B.C. 1996. Resolving People-Park Conflicts Through Negotiation: Reflections on the Richtersveld Experience, Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 39(4):483-506.
- Glavovic, B.C. 1992. Visitor Perceptions of Appropriate Future Recreation Use of the Cederberg Mountains, South Africa, South African Journal of Science, 88:67-73.
- Glavovic, B.C. 2005. Waves of adversity, layers of resilience: Imperatives for natural hazards planning, CAE Information Bulletin, No. 33: 6-7.
- Glavovic, B.C. 2003 a. Educating Planners of the Future, Planning Quarterly, 151:24-28.
- Glavovic, B.C. 2003 b. Training a new generation of environmental professional, Water & Wastes in New Zealand, July 2003, No. 130:14-16, 18.
- Glavovic, B.C. 1998. South Africa Launches Coastal Management Programmes, Intercoast Network, 31:4-5.
- Glavovic, B.C. 1991. Coastal Resource Management: Current Practice and Future Challenge, Veld & Flora, 77(4):16-17.
- Glavovic, B.C. 1990. Objectives for Coastal Zone Management - Reconciling Conservation and Development, Muniviro, 7:4.
- Henderson, C. & B.C. Glavovic, 1988. No room for complacency, Conserva, 3:5.
- Glavovic, B.C. 2005. In search of the holy grail of coastal sustainability: Reflections on the South African crusade, in Dans, A. & E. Salas (Eds) Regional Encounter: Collaboration in the Coastal Space, Proceedings of the ECOPLATA Cooperation on Coastal Spaces Conference, held in Montevideo Uruguay, 28-30 September 2004, pp 31-46.
- Glavovic, B.C. 2004. Confronting Coastal Poverty: Bridging the Chasm between Rhetoric and Reality, Proceedings of the Coastal Zone Asia-Pacific Conference 2004, Improving the quality of life in coastal areas (CDROM), 5-9 September 2004, Brisbane, Australia, pp 279-287.
- Glavovic, B.C. 2003. Conversations with planners in New Zealand about educating the next generation of planners, Edited by T. Austin, ANZAPS 2003: From Hippies to Highrise, Proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Planning Schools Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, 26-28 September 2003, Auckland: Department of Planning, University of Auckland, pp 94-102.
- Glavovic, B.C. 2003. Sustainable coastal development – an elusive pursuit?: Lessons from South Africa, Edited by P. Kench & T. Hume, Proceedings of the Coasts & Ports Australasian Conference 2003, held in Auckland, New Zealand, 9-12 September 2003.
- Glavovic, B.C. 2003. Blood is Thicker than Water: The Evolution of Coastal Management in South Africa, in Storey, D., J. Overton & B. Nowak (Eds). Contesting Development: Pathways to Better Practice, Proceedings of the Third Biennial Conference of the Aotearoa New Zealand International Development Studies Network (DevNet), Massey University, December 5 th-7 th, 2002, Institute of Development Studies, pp. 323-327.
- Glavovic, B.C. 2003. Neighbours, Worlds Apart: Livelihood Prospects in Malawi and Mozambique, in Storey, D., J. Overton & B. Nowak (Eds). Contesting Development: Pathways to Better Practice, Proceedings of the Third Biennial Conference of the Aotearoa New Zealand International Development Studies Network (DevNet), Massey University, December 5 th-7 th, 2002, Institute of Development Studies, pp. 328-333.
- Glavovic, B.C. 1995. Resolving People-park Conflicts in Developing Countries: Reflections on the Richtersveld Experience, in: Linn, R.M. (ed.) Sustainable Society and Protected Areas, Hancock MI: The George Wright Society, 62-69.
- Glavovic, B.C. 1992. Some Thoughts on the Environment and Land Reform: A Context for Confrontation or Consensus-building, in: Proceedings of The Southern Africa International Conference on Environmental Management, held in Somerset West, South Africa, 28-29 October 1991.
- Glavovic, B.C. 1991. Facing the challenge of rapid socio-political change and its environmental consequences for the coastal zone of southern Africa, Coastal Zone '91, edited by O.T. Magoon, H. Converse, V. Tippie, L.T. Tobin & D. Clark, American Society of Civil Engineers: New York, 3:2744-2749.
- Glavovic, B.C. 1987. Wilderness versus more intensive recreation development - perceptions of the Cederberg Controversy, in: Proceedings of the 4th World Wilderness Congress, held at Denver, Colorado, USA in September 1987.
- Glavovic, B.C., Scheyvens, R. & J. Overton 2003. Waves of Adversity, Layers of Resilience: Exploring the Sustainable Livelihoods Approach, in Storey, D., J. Overton & B. Nowak (Eds). Contesting Development: Pathways to Better Practice, Proceedings of the Third Biennial Conference of the Aotearoa New Zealand International Development Studies Network (DevNet), Massey University, December 5 th-7 th, 2002, Institute of Development Studies, pp. 289-293.
- Glavovic, B.C. 2005. Book Review of “Plan-making for Sustainability: The New Zealand Experience”, Urban Policy and Research, 23(4): 539-542.
- Requested by Oxford University Press to review a manuscript of: Van Roon, M & S. Knight 2004. Ecological Context of Development: New Zealand Perspectives, Oxford University Press.
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