July 2022- BUFRG researcher awarded Fellowship at the Ostrom Workshop
Stephanie Freeman-Day has received a Fellowship from the Ostrom Workshop for the academic year 2022-2023. With the Workshop’s support, Freeman-Day will continue her research on sustainability and perseverance of urban forested patches. She specifically wants to learn more about governance practices that may be connected with a forested patch continuing as a community resource over time, particularly in the challenging biophysical and anthropogenic atmospheres typical in urban settings. Her research on urban forested patches began with a pilot project on IU Bloomington’s Campus. Past support of the Workshop has allowed the work to include the city of Bloomington. Now, her work will expand further to the more complex and urbanized environment of Indianapolis.