Todd Schenk is a a Graduate Associate with CBI, working on public engagement processes, scenario planning, and training.
Recent experience includes a public engagement process around Assabet River (MA) water quality, and the preparation of a complex scenario exercise for senior civil servants and other stakeholders in Ghana, centered on hydroelectricity planning in the face of climate change. Todd coordinates CBI's "Local Communities Adapting to Climate Change: Managing Risk in Decision Making" course and has produced an online version of the course.
Todd is a PhD Candidate in the Environmental Policy and Planning Group of the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where his research and work focus on climate change adaptation planning, particularly around infrastructure, multi-stakeholder planning and decision making in science-intensive public disputes, and representation in multi-stakeholder negotiations.
Prior to returning to graduate school, Todd spent five years working for the Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe.