Daniella Hirschfeld is an assistant professor at Utah State University in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning. Professor Hirschfeld expertise is in spatial planning for long-term climate change impacts and the building of resilient systems. Her research focuses on projecting the costs of adaptation options, unpacking the implications of science-practice interactions, and understanding the adaptive capacity of governance systems. She is particularly interested in weaving together the connected disciplines of urban ecology and environmental planning to build bridge between theory and planning practice.
Daniella received her PhD in Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning from University of California, Berkeley. Her PhD was funded by McQuown Fellowship at UC Berkeley and by the State of California’s Ocean Protection Council. Daniella received her bachelor's degree in psychology and philosophy at Dartmouth College and her master’s degree in environmental management from Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment. Daniella also has professional experience in coastal zone management, sustainability planning, and urban planning.