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Kathryn Davies

Research Assistant Professor
College of Social and Behavioral Science

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Kathryn K Davies is a social scientist and urban planner with eight years of experience working on collaborative and interdisciplinary projects that inform environmental governance and management at multiple scales. She is passionate about improving social and ecological outcomes, especially reducing vulnerabilities and risks for indigenous and local communities, through the co-production of knowledge and practice. Recent participatory efforts include tackling long range planning challenges in the Greater Salt Lake Municipal Services District of Utah and developing online serious games to support the implementation of climate change adaptation strategies in Aotearoa New Zealand.


Using serious games to address air quality as an environmental health problem

In Utah, air quality is a chronic concern for much of the state. Poor air quality contributes to health problems and reduces life expectancy, and the geography of air quality reinforces these as social and environmental justice issues. Choosing among...


Ben Davies (Project Owner)College of Social and Behavioral Science, Anthropology
Kathryn DaviesCollege of Social and Behavioral Science, Geography
Jeff RoseCollege of Health, Health-Kinesiology-Recreation
Danya RumoreS.J. Quinney College of Law, College of Law
Status: Funded 2020
Last Updated: 12/7/22