JONATHAN K. LONDON
DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS
Ph.D. University of California at Berkeley. 1995-2001
Environmental Science, Policy, and Management.
Specialization in rural social science and natural resource policy.
Dissertation: “Placing Conflict and Collaboration in Community Forestry”
MCP University of California at Berkeley City and Regional Planning. 1993-1995
Specialization in community-based environmental planning.
Master‟s Project: “Community-design for King Estate Park, Oakland.”
BA Brown University Environmental Studies, Honors, Magna cum laude. 1987-1991
Honors Thesis: “Amazônia in the American Mind: The U.S. Rainforest Movement”
School for International Training: Brazil-Amazon Studies. Fall 1989
Independent Research Project: “Riberiños and the Reservoir: Social Impacts of the Tucurui
TEACHING/ RESEARCH INTERESTS
Education for sustainability
Environmental/ natural resource policy
Community and youth participation
GRANTS/ CONTRACTS DEVELOPED
Ford Foundation. $50,000. Research on environmental justice in the Central Valley. Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety. $7500. Research on environmental justice.
Great Valley Center, $30,000: Central Valley Community Well-being Indicators Report Plumas Rural Services, $12,000: Participatory evaluation of rural planning collaborative W.K. Kellogg Foundation, $500,000 over 4 years, Capacity-building for Youth In Focus Walter Johnson Foundation; $450,000 over 6 years, Youth-led action research James Irvine Foundation, $365,000 over 3 years, Youth-led action research Cricket Island Foundation, $225,000 over 3 years, Youth-led action research Surdna Foundation, $200,000 over 3 years, Youth-led action research
AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS
UC Davis, Academic Federation: Nomination for Excellence in Teaching Award National Science Foundation, Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant: (1998) Ford Foundation Community Forestry Graduate Fellowship: (1997) ESPM Departmental Block Grants (1998, 1997, 1996, 1995)
Social Science Research Grant, UC Berkeley (1997)
Phi Beta Kappa (1991)
President's Community Service Fellowship, Brown University (1990) LONDON: VITA 2007 1
Establish new research center within the College of Director,
Agricultural and Environmental Sciences: develop inter-Center for the Study of
disciplinary and collaborative research and outreach Regional Change
2007-present projects on regional change; raise extra-mural funds.
Conduct research on equity issues in rural development Senior Researcher
within the Environmental Justice Project of the John Muir UC Davis
2006-present Institute for the Environment and the California
CRD 164: Community Change Organizations, Lecturer
CRD 240: Theories of Community Development UC Davis
2005-present CRD 440: Professional Community Planning Field
University Extension: “Planning for Rural Community
Developed and taught an undergraduate summer institute Instructor,
course, “Community-based Environmental Education.” University of
- Conducted research with Dr. Nancy Peluso on relations Graduate Researcher,
between the federal government and Native American Department of
relative to public lands management. Environmental Science,
- Conducted research with Dr. Louise Fortmann for a book Policy and Management,
on forest land tenure in California. U.C. Berkeley
1995-1997 - Developed literature review for Dr. Louise Fortmann on
the correlation between land concentration and rural
Assisted Dr. Louise Fortmann in organizing and teaching Graduate Student
Sociology of Natural Resources. Taught three discussion Instructor
sections. ESPM U.C. Berkeley
Conducted research with Dr. Randolph Hester on making Graduate Researcher
American cities more democratic and ecologically sound. Department of Landscape Architecture, U.C. Berkeley
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Co-founded and directed a non-profit organization that Executive Director
builds youth leadership through youth-led research, Youth In Focus
1999-2005 evaluation and planning in the Central Valley and San
Francisco Bay areas. Leadership included strategic
planning, writing articles and presenting at regional and
national conferences, board development, and fund
raising. Raised and managed $2 million over five years.
Facilitated environmental planning and design projects with Project Manager,
a focus on community involvement. Moore Iacofano Goltsman
Development and implementation of research and Program Associate,
education projects on well-being in forest communities, and Forest Community
collaborative natural resource management in the Pacific Research
Researched and co-authored “Coordinated Resource Researcher,
Management” for the Sierra Nevada Ecosystem Project. Sierra Nevada Ecosystem
- Developed and raised funds for programs on international Program Coordinator/
forest protection, indigenous people, and environmental Environmental Educator,
education. Pacific Environment and
- Developed and taught programs on global environmental Resources Center
1992-1994 issues for primary and secondary school students.
Peer-reviewed Journals / Book Chapters
London J. (in press). Challenges of Sustainability in Youth-led Participatory Action Research:
Lessons for Community Development. Children and Youth Environments. Special Issue on
Richardson, James and J. London (2007). “Strategies and Lessons for Reducing Persistent Rural
Poverty: A Social-Justice Approach to Funding Rural Community Transformation” in
Community Development: Journal of the Community Development Society. Special
edition on Poverty, Guest edited by John Allen and Bruce Weber.
Suleiman, Ahna Ballonoff, Samira Soleimanpour, and London J. (2006) “Youth Action for Health
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Through Youth-Led Research.” Co-published simultaneously in Journal of Community
Practice (The Haworth Press, Inc.)Vol.14, No. 1/2,2006, pp.125-145; and: Youth
Participation And Community Change (ed: Barry N. Checkoway, and Lorraine M.
Gutiérrez) The Haworth Press..
London, J., Paul Starrs and Louise Fortmann (2005). “Power Plants and Forest Plans: Two Decades
of Mobilization in a Mountain Forest Community.” In Lee, Robert and Don Field (Eds.)
Communities and Forests: Where People Meet the Land. Corvallis, OR: Oregon State
London, J. (2005) “Youth-led Research.” In, Sherrod, L., Flanagan, C.A., & Kassimir, R. (Eds.).
Youth Activism: An International Encyclopedia. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing
London, J., Kristen Zimmerman, Nancy Erbstein (2003) “Youth-led Research, Evaluation and
Planning as Youth, Organizational and Community Development.” New Directions in
Evaluation. No. 98, Summer 2003. American Evaluation Association.
London, J. (2002). “Native American Management of Non-Timber Forest Products on National
Forest Lands” in McLain, R., E. Jones, (Eds.) Non-timber Forest Products in the United
States. Lawrence KS: University of Kansas Press.
Kusel, J., S. Kocher, J. London, L. Bittulph, E. Schuster (2000). “The Effects of Displacement
and Outsourcing on Woods Workers and Their Families” Society and Natural Resources
London, J. (1998). “ The Quincy Library Group, Northern California” in Poffenberger, M. (Ed.)
Communities and Forest Management in Canada and the United States: A Regional Profile
of the Working Group on Community Involvement in Forest Management. Berkeley, CA:
London, J. (1998). “Common Roots and Entangled Limbs: Earth First! and the Growth of Post-
Wilderness Environmentalism on California‟s North Coast” Antipode: A Radical Journal of
Geography: (Capital and Nature in the American West) 30(2):155-176.
Manuscripts Under Review/ In Production
London J. and Bradshaw, T. “Towards a New Rural Pattern Language: Agency, Equity and the
Global” Under review: Rural Sociology: Journal of the Rural Sociological Society.
Erbstein, N. and London J. “The Missing E: The Role of Education in Community
Sustainability/Community Sustainability as a Framework for Education Research and
Practice” In preparation for Community Development: Journal of the Community
Shilling, F, and London J. “Towards More Democratic Water Management in California: Assessing LONDON: VITA 2007 4
London, J. (2000), “Youth-led Research, Evaluation and Planning: The Experience of Youth In
Focus” Focal Point, Summer 2000. pp 34-35.
London, J. (1996). Book review: “Beverly Brown Hears Voices in Timber Country: A Review of
Beverly Brown‟s „In Timber Country: Working People‟s Stories of Environmental Conflict and
Urban Flight‟” The Common Property Resources Digest, No. 29: 11-12.
London J. (1994). “Legal Developments in Nepal: 1993” In Gunther Handl (Ed,) Yearbook
of International Environmental Law, Volume 4: 1993. Oxford: Clarendon Press.
London J. (1993). “Legal Developments in Nepal: 1992" In Gunther Handl (Ed,) Yearbook of
International Environmental Law, Volume 3: 1992. Oxford: Clarendon Press.
London, J. (1989) “The Benefits of Working with Nature: Solar Aquatics Sewage Technology”
The Buzzard’s Bay Project Quarterly Report. Boston: EPA Region 1.
INVITED SPEAKER (partial list):
2007 “Communities and Sustainability: Making the Connection” Opening remarks at the Division
of Agriculture and Natural Resources coordinating conference. (Lead conference organizer).
2007 “Complex Theories of Poverty and Implications for Complex Practice” Speaker and
moderator of plenary session on Theories of Poverty and Policy. National Poverty Summit.
2007 “Planning for Rural Community Sustainability” University of California Extension. One-day
training for professional planners.
2007 “Environmental Justice and Clean Air in the Sacramento Metro Region” Presentation to the
Cleaner Air Partnership of Sacramento.
2007 “Challenges of Sustainability in Youth-led Participatory Action Research: Lessons for
Community Development.” Doing and Debating Development seminar, UC Davis
Department of Human and Community Development.
2007 “Innovations in Community-based Focus Group Methods.” Training for the Community
Liaison Program/ Public Service Research Program. John Muir Institute of the Environment.
2006 “Turning Towards the New Central Valley: Challenges and Opportunities of Diversity for
UCCE.” Cap-note address at the University of California Cooperative Extension, Central
Valley Region Conference.
2006 “Youth-empowerment, youth incarceration in the Central Valley.” Community and Regional
Development 2: Ethnicity in Communities.
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2006 “Youth-led action research for community change” Community and Regional Development
152: Local Governance.
2006 “Participatory action research methods.” Community and Regional Development 160:
2005 “Participatory action research methods.” Community and Regional Development 160:
2004 “Youth-involvement in program evaluation.” Community and Regional Development 168:
2001 “Conflict and Collaboration in Community Forestry.” UC Berkeley Environmental Politics
2000 “New Perspectives on Community Forestry.” Main Family Forestry Lecture. UC Berkeley.
2000 “Participatory field methods for community research” UC Berkeley Department of
Environmental Science Policy and Management, Doctoral Field Methods Seminar.
1999 “Forestry Policy and Politics in the United States” UC Berkeley Department of Geography.
SELECTED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
London, J. (2007) “Power, Agency, Equity in a Global Rural”. Presented as part of a panel on
Structural Racism and Rural Poverty. Rural Sociological Society Annual Meeting. Santa
Clara, CA: August 2-5, 2007.
London. J. and Livéanos, R. (2007) “California State Agencies Response to Environmental Justice.
Presented at the University of Michigan conference in Environmental Justice. Ann Arbor, MI:
June 7-9, 2007.
London J. and Sommer, S. (2007) “Community Well-being in the Central Valley” Presented at the
Great Valley Center annual conference. Sacramento, CA: May 8-9, 2007.
London, J. (2007) “Towards a New Rural Pattern Language: Agency, Equity and the Global”.
Presented as part of a panel on Re-envisioning Rural Geographies. Association of American
Geographers Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA: April 17-21, 2007.
London J. (2006) “Political Ecology of Youth Erosion: Action Research in the Central Valley.”
Presented as part of a panel on action research with rural communities at the American
Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL. March 7-11, 2006.
London J. (2006) “Health Equity by Design in Rural Places” presented at Healthy Places:
Redesigning Communities to Foster Environmental Health and Social Equity. University
Extension. Davis. June 7, 2006.
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London J, (2005) “Rural Philanthropy and the Central Valley Partnership.” Presented as part of a th Annual Meeting. San Diego CA. panel on Rural Philanthropy. Council on Foundations, 56
April 10-13, 2005.
London, J. (2005). “The Power and Pitfalls of Youth Voice in Community Design: Lessons from San
Francisco.” Presented at Community Taipei 2005: International Community Planning Forum.
Taipei, Taiwan, ROC. October 30 - November 1, 2005.
London, J. (2004) “Finding a Place that Fits Community Forestry.” Presented as part of a panel on thCommunity and Place Attachment, at the 67 Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociological
Society, Sacramento, CA, August 11-15, 2004
London, J. (2004) Organizer and Panel Chair, “Strategies for Rural Community Empowerment: thLessons from the National Rural Funders‟ Collaborative.” Presented at the 67 Annual
Meeting of the Rural Sociological Society, Sacramento, CA. August 11-15, 2004,
London, J. (2003) “Youth-led Action Research: A Response to Spatial Inequality In the Central
Valley.” Presented at the Rural Sociological Society Meeting, Montreal, Canada,
July 26-30, 2003.
London, J. and S. Knecaya Green (2003). “Pushing the Boundaries of Youth-led Action Research and
Evaluation.” Presented at the Society for Applied Anthropology. Annual Conference. Portland,
OR, March 6-9, 2003.
London, J. (2002). Youth-led Evaluation: A Promising Practice for Philanthropy. Presenter and Co-
Chair of Panel, “Youth-led Evaluation: Methods for Improving Grantmaking and Nonprofit
Performance” at the Council on Foundations 53rd Annual Conference, Chicago, IL April
29-May 1, 2002.
London, J. and R.L. Carver (2002), “Taking Youth Voice Seriously: Youth-led Research and
Evaluation. Symposium Session. American Educational Research Association. New Orleans,
LA: April 2002.
London, J. (2001) “New Directions for Community Forestry” Presented at the Rural Sociological
Society Meeting. Albuquerque, NM. August 16-18, 2001.
London, J. (2001) “Youth Development, Organizational, and Community Benefits of Youth-led
Research and Evaluation.” Mini-Plenary on Youth-led Research and Evaluation. The Search
Institute Conference on Healthy Youth/ Healthy Communities. Indianapolis, IN, November 1-
London, J. (2001) “Youth Development/ Community Development,” Presented at the Sierra Business
Council Annual Conference. Sutter Creek, CA. October 6, 2001.
London, J, (2001) “Youth, Community and Sustainability” Training workshop at the Oregon
Sustainability Forum. Portland Oregon. September 6, 2001
London, J. (2000) “Engaging Youth in Community Sustainability” Presenter and Co-Chair of Panel
on Youth and Community Sustainability. National Network of Forest Practitioners Annual
Meeting. Fairlee, Vermont. October 25-28, 2000
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London, J. (2000) “Engaging Youth in Socio-Economic Monitoring” Presenter and participant in
working group on socio-economic monitoring in rural communities. Ashland OR.
October 19-20, 2000
London, J. (2000) “Engaging Youth in Community Indicator Projects” Presenter and participant in
the Community Indicators Workshop. The Great Valley Center. Redbluff CA.
October 10, 2000
London, J. and K. Zimmerman (2000). “Representing Youth In Indian Country: Community
LORE‟s Youth REP program.” Presented at the 23rd Annual California Indian Education and
Youth Leadership Conference. Anaheim, CA. April 13-15, 2000.
London, J. (1998). “Locating A Critical Place for Community Stewardship: Ethnicity, Class, and
Resource Access in Northern California” Presenter and Chair of panel “Contesting Claims:
The Cultural Politics of Natural Resource Use in the American West” International
Association for the Study of Common Property, Vancouver B.C., June 10-14, 1998.
London J. and J. Kusel (1996). “The Social Watershed as Commons: Coordinated Resource
Management in the Northern Sierra” Paper presented at the Conference of the
International Association for the Study of Common Property. University of California at Berkeley. June 5-8 1996.
London J. (1994). “Common Spaces and Contested Places: Community Forestry Narratives from the
Middle Hills of Nepal” Paper presented at „SPACE‟: The U.C. Berkeley South Asian Studies
Conference. Berkeley, CA: March 25, 1994.
Antipode: Radical Journal of Geography
Journal of Community Practice
Journal of the Community Development Society
Raoul Livéanos. “California State Agencies‟ Response to Environmental Justice. Supervised research.
Department of Sociology.
Marisela Rodriguez. “Digital Stories and Transnational Youth Development” Masters Thesis,
Department of Human and Community Development
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Stephen Worker. “Risk Perception and Land Use Conflicts” Masters Thesis, Department of Human
and Community Development.
Angela Mejia. “Environmental Justice Research Inventory” Undergraduate Honors Challenge project.
Emily Glanville. “Collaboration in Community-based Resource Management. Independent research.
Department of Human and Community Development
Leticia Casanueva. “Migrant Remittances and Transnational Community Development” Independent
research. Department of Human and Community Development
Carolina Restrepo. “Theories of Collective Action and Community Capacity in International
Perspectives.” Department of International Agricultural Development. Independent Research.
CONCUR Training Programs. Berkeley, CA.
Negotiating Effective Environmental Agreements, 1993
Facilitating and Mediating Effective Environmental Agreements, 1994
American Association of Geographers
California Institute for Rural Studies (President of the Board)
Community University Research Alliance and Action for Justice (Board of Directors) International Society for Natural Resource Management
National Network of Forest Practitioners
Pacific Rim Participatory Community Design Network
Rural Sociological Association
Society for Applied Anthropology
Youth In Focus (Board of Directors)
National Rural Funders Collaborative (former Steering Committee member) Central Valley Partnership for Citizenship and Civic Engagement (former board member)
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