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Tischa Muñoz-Erickson

Tischa A. Muñoz-Erickson’s research focuses on urban sustainability governance. She is currently exploring the role of knowledge systems and social networks in decision-making and governance, the visions and imaginaries underlying sustainability plans and actions, and how the social organization of stewardship and innovation shape urban transition strategies. Tischa recently developed the knowledge-action systems analysis (KASA) tool to assess how the networks of actors interacting, formally or informally, in the production, sharing, and use of knowledge for sustainability work and shape the governance of social-ecological systems, and how these may be improved or better designed to contribute to innovative and adaptive capacities towards sustainability. In addition to scientific research, she is actively involved in developing transdisciplinary platforms and tools to facilitate collaborative knowledge production, development of future scenarios, and exploration of transition strategies among diverse research and policy stakeholders. As Program Manager of the International Institute of Tropical Forestry’s Urban Field Station and San Juan ULTRA program, Principal Investigator of a USAID grant on climate adaptation in the Dominican Republic, and now as Co-PI of the UREx-SRN, Tischa is working to establish linkages between sustainability and social-ecological scientists across cities in the Caribbean and Latin America region.


  • –present
    Research Social Scientist, Arizona State University