From contestation around Colombo Sri Lanka's wetlands to forests in Oregon, my research examines the interface between top-down and bottom-up development approaches. Learn more about my research in this area from these publications:
Molden, O.C. (2019). Water Heritage and Urban Development: Lessons from Nepal’s Kathmandu Valley. Journal of Heritage Management.
Molden O. & Meehan K. (2017). Sociotechnical imaginaries of urban development: social movements around “traditional” water infrastructure in the Kathmandu Valley. Urban Geography, 39(5), 763- 782.
Molden, O., Abrams J., Davis E.J, Moseley, C. (2017). “Beyond localism: The micropolitics of local legitimacy in a community-based organization.”Journal of rural studies, 50, 60-69.
Meehan, K. & Molden, O. (2015) Political Ecologies of the State In J. Agnew, B.V. Mamadough, A. Secor, & J. Sharp (Eds.), The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Political Geography (438-450). John Wiley & Sons