Bruce Stephenson

Bruce Stephenson
Professor of Environmental Studies
Environmental Studies/Sustainable Urbanism Program, Hamilton Holt Program

Areas of Expertise:

Genius Reserve Guidebook

Sustainable Urbanism, Landscape Ecology and Restoration, Cultural Landscape History


Ph.D. (1988) Urban Studies and Environmental History Emory University
M.A. (1978) City and Regional Planning Ohio State University
B.A. (1976) Florida Southern College


John Nolen, Landscape Architect and City Planner. University of Massachusetts Press 2014

Introduction John Nolen, New Ideals in Planning Villages, Towns and Cities. Routledge Press 2014.

John Nolen's Legacy and the New Urbanism, View Summer 2014 (

Imagining a New Florida. Florida Humanities Council Documentary 2010, Contributing Scholar

Venice, Florida: Moving Forward by Looking Back Florida Humanities Council Documentary, Contributing Scholar


Grants and Awards:

EPA Sustainability Curriculum Grant, 2013-14 Sustainable Enterprise: Activating SunRail in Winter Park, FL

Associated Colleges of the South Faculty-Student Research, 2011, Metropolitan Greenspaces

Green School Award, 2011, Masters of Planning in Civic Urbanism, Winter Park City Commission

Community Achievement Award, 2011, Rollins College

Community Betterment Award, 1000 Friends of Florida, 2008, Genius Preserve


Student Projects:

Plan for Audubon Park 2014

Creative Village Plan 2013

Plan for Rollins Campus, Lake Nona 2013

Meadow Woods Transit Oriented Development 2012 


Public Service:

Healthy Central Florida Initiative, 2012-2104

Orlando Sustainability Task Force, 2012-2013

Winter Park Commuter Rail Task Force, 2007-2008 Board Member, 2002-06