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Josh Bruce

Senior Research Assistant I
Associate Director for Applied Research
Phone: 541-346-7326
Office: 231 Hendricks Hall
Research Interests: Community Resilience, Natural Hazard Mitigation, Disaster Recovery, Climate Adaptation, Environmental Planning

Master Community & Regional Planning
University of Oregon

BS Psychology
University of California, Davis

American Institute of Certified Planners
American Planning Association

Leadership-Energy & Environmental Design
United States Green Building Council

As Program Director of the CSC’s Oregon Partnership for Disaster Resilience (OPDR), Josh is responsible for program management and oversight of OPDR’s grants and projects, OPDR staff and students assistants. Josh's research interests include the identification, development and use of integrated, multi-objective approaches to achieve community resilience. Josh currently serves as a board member of the Cascadia Region Earthquake Workgroup (CREW).


  • Natural‐hazard mitigation
  • Recovery planning projects
  • Land-use permit review
  • Zoning administration
  • Land entitlements
  • Site design
  • Housing development
  • Green building as a sustainable business practice