Keywords: Environmental Planning and Governance, Water and Sanitation, Poverty Alleviation, Environmental Justice, Community Engagement

Pronouns: She, Her, Hers

Email Contact: charisma.acey[at]berkeley.edu

Personal Website: https://ced.berkeley.edu/ced/faculty-staff/charisma-acey

Charisma Acey is an associate professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning. Her background includes work, research and travel to countries in West Africa, southern Africa and Central America. Her work focuses on local and regional environmental sustainability, with a focus on poverty reduction, urban governance, environmental justice, food justice and access to basic services. Her work relies on both quantitative and qualitative, community-based research approaches. Current and past research projects, teaching and service learning courses have focused on addressing barriers to sustainable development such as human-environment interactions at multiple scales in urban areas around the world, poverty and participation and voice in local governance and development, the financing and sustainability of publicly provided services and utilities such as water and sanitation, sustainability of local and regional food systems, and environmental justice domestically and globally.