Professor BenDor's research and teaching focus on producing better ways to understand the impacts that human activities and development can have on sensitive ecological and environmental systems. His research uses both qualitative and quantitative techniques to explore 1) improvements in environmental policy, particularly environmental markets, such as those used domestically to elevate water quality and protect and restore wetlands, 2) better and easier to use models of urban growth and change, and 3) improvements in environmental conflict resolution techniques. Dr. BenDor is also the Director of Carolina Planning's Ph.D. Program and head of the land use and environmental planning specialization in the MCRP program.
Dr. Berke teaches courses in land use and environmental planning and policy, environmental analysis and land use planning, and planning theory.
Professor Brower teaches courses in land use and environmental planning, environmental ethics, planning law, coastal zone management, and sustainable development.
Raymond Burby is professor emeritus in the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Burby has research interests in state and local land-use management approaches to natural hazard mitigation, watershed protection, and other environmental problems. His publications deal with these topics as well as report the results of earlier work on building code enforcement, energy conservation, new community development, and low-income housing.
David R. Godschalk is Professor Emeritus in the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Chair of the APA Working Group on Plan Standards and a regular book reviewer for Urban Land, his recent publications include:
Myrick Howard has been the Marion S. Covington Visiting Lecturer in Historic Preservation at DCRP since 1988. As President of Preservation North Carolina (PNC) since 1978, he has helped to build the organization into one of the nation’s most prominent preservation nonprofits.
Dr. Howarth's research interests focus primarily on urban redevelopment and real estate markets, development finance in distressed communities, and community engagement.
Dr. Kaiser's research and teaching interests included improving the quality of local land use plans
and developing land use planning strategies for hazard mitigation and environmental protection.
Dr. Kaza studies the phenomena of plans and their uses in public and private decision-making. Of particular interest are urban development processes, energy planning and land use impacts.
Social scientist, urban economic development planner.
Chicago sports fan and dog lover.
Dr. Lowe's research focuses on the institutional arrangements that lead to more inclusive forms of economic development and specifically, the role that practitioners can play in aligning growth and equity goals.
Dr. Malizia has expertise in the related areas of regional economic development, real estate development, and urban redevelopment.
My work focuses on travel behavior and addresses cross-cutting policy questions in the fields of planning, education, and public health around youth and young adult mobility and community design.
Dr. Moreau has research interests in the analysis, planning, financing, and evaluation of water and related environmental programs. His publications include work in systems analysis, planning and management of urban water systems, management of water supplies during droughts, and planning and evaluation of watershed management programs.
Dr. Mai Thi Nguyen's research focuses on housing policy, social and spatial inequality, urban growth phenomena and governance, the relationship between the built and social environments, and socially vulnerable populations.
She is currently the MCRP Admissions Director and the Housing & Community Development Specialization Director.
She also serves as the Director of New Faculty Programs at UNC.
Trudier Harris Distinguished Professor, Department of City and Regional Planning; Director, UNC Center for Community Capital
Dr. Quercia is a mortgage finance expert who has published numerous articles, primarily on the topics of low-income homeownership, affordable lending and the assessment of lending risks, and homeownership education and counseling.
Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor & Director of the Center for Urban and Regional Studies
New East 304 + Hickerson House 104
Dr. Rohe teaches courses in central city and neighborhood revitalization, and has published 3 books and over 60 journal articles on the topics of housing and community development policy and practice.
Research Professor; Director, US Department of Homeland Security’s Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence
Dr. Smith’s research interests include hazard mitigation, planning for post-disaster recovery, and climate change adaptation. Translational activities include advising international, federal, state and local governments on a number of issues including the linkage between sustainable development and risk reduction, pre- and post-disaster policymaking, and improving the nexus between disaster management initiatives and emerging climate change adaptation measures.
Dr. Song's research interests includes low carbon and green cities, plan evaluation, land use development and regulations, spatial analysis of urban spatial structure and urban form, land use and transportation integration, and how to accommodate research in above fields by using planning supporting systems such as GIS and other computer-aided planning tools.
My work focuses on plan and policy implementation and addresses policy questions in the areas of planning, public health, environmental and social justice, and dispute resolution.
Dr. Tewari works on the political economy of economic and industrial development, poverty alleviation, small firms, and the urban informal economy from a comparative, institutional perspective. She teaches in the areas of economic development, historical and institutional analysis of development processes, and microeconomics.
Dr. Whittemore is an Assistant Professor at DCRP teaching in the Placemaking and Real Estate Development specialization. Whittemore’s research focuses on urban form and design, planning history and theory, land use planning and zoning, primarily in the North American context.
Dr. Whittington is a Professor of Environmental Sciences & Engineering, City & Regional Planning, and Public Policy, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Since 1986 he has worked for the World Bank and other international agencies on the development and application of techniques for estimating the economic value of environmental resources in developing countries, with a particular focus on water and sanitation and vaccine policy issues.