+ MRP, Ph.D., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
+ A.B., The George Washington University
Research and practice
Dr. Burby is a member of the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Certified Planners and is a member of numerous other professional organizations. He has been an author or editor on 14 books and published extensively in planning and policy journals including, among others, Journal of the American Planning Association, Journal of Planning Education and Research, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Public Administration Review, Land Economics, Urban Affairs Review, Environmental Management, Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, Natural Hazards Review, Journal of Environmental Hazards, Earthquake Spectra, Disasters, and the International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters.
He has received many research grants and recently served as principal investigator on a study of urban growth boundaries funded by the National Science Foundation and P.I. on another NSF-funded project designed to improve the quality of applied research on disasters and mitigation of natural and technological hazards.
Current professional activities
+ Fellow, American Institute of Certified Planners
+ Member, Editorial Board - Journal of Planning Education and Research
+ Member, National Research Council Committee on Integrating Dam and Levee Safety with Community Resilience
+ Member, Association of State Floodplain Managers Foundation Advisory Committee
+ Member, National Academy of Environmental Design Research Committee
+ "The Effects of Confidence in Government and Information on Perceived and Actual Preparedness for Disasters." Victoria Basolo, Laura Steinberg, Raymond J. Burby, Joyce Levine, Anna Cruz, and Chi-yen Huang. Environment and Behavior, 41, 3 (May 2009): 338-364.
+ "Command or Cooperate? Rethinking Traditional Central Governments' Hazard Mitigation Policies." Raymond J. Burby and Peter J. May. In Building Safer Communities. Volume 58, NATO Science for Peace and Security Series - E: Human and Societal Dynamics. Urbano Fra, Ed. Amsterdam: IOS Press, 2009.
+ "Community Planning Perspectives on Saving Energy in Urban Areas Thirty Years Later." Raymond J. Burby. Popular Government (Spring-Summer 2008): 45-46.
+ "Are We Planning Safer Communities?" Michelle Steinberg and Raymond J. Burby. In Losing Ground: A Nation on Edge. Daniel Rodriguez, Ed. Washington: Environmental Law Institute, 2007, pp. 163-175.
A California Challenge: Flooding in the Central Valley. A Report to the Department of Water Resources, State of California. Gerald Galloway, John Boland, Raymond Burby, Christopher Gover, Susan Longville, Lewis Link, Jeffery Mount, Jeffery Opperman, George Sills, James Smythe, Ronald Stork, and Edward Thomas. Sacramento: California Department of Water Resources, 2007.
+ "Encouraging Residential Rehabilitation with Building Codes: New Jersey's Experience." Raymond J. Burby, David Salvesen, and Michael Creed. Journal of the American Planning Association, 72, 2 (Spring 2006): 183-196.
+ "Hurricane Katrina and the Paradoxes of Government Disaster Policy: Bringing About Wise Governmental Decisions for Hazardous Areas." Raymond J. Burby. The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 604 (March 2006): 171-91.
+ "Have State Comprehensive Planning Mandates Reduced Insured Losses from Natural Disasters?" Raymond J. Burby. Natural Hazards Review, 6, 2 (May 2005), 67-81.
+ "Impacts of Building Code Enforcement on the Housing Industry." Raymond J. Burby. In Revitalizing the City: Strategies to Contain Sprawl and Revive the Core, edited by F.W. Wagner, A.J. Mumphry, T.E. Joder, and K.M. Akundi, M.E. Sharpe, pp. 141-159. 2005.
+ "The Effect of Regional Smart Growth on Metropolitan Growth and Construction: A Preliminary Assessment," Arthur C. Nelson and Raymond J. Burby. In Fritz W. Wagner, Anthony J. Mumphrey, Timothy E. Joder, and Krishna M. Akundi, Eds. Revitalizing the City: Strategies to Contain Sprawl and Revive the Core. New York: M.E. M.E. Sharpe, pp.126-1402005.
+ "Urban Containment and Central City Revitalization," Arthur C. Nelson, Raymond J. Burby, Edward Feser, Casey J. Dawkins, Emil E. Malizia, and Roberto Quercia. Journal of the American Planning Association, 70, 4:411-425. 2004.
+ "Joint Seismic and Technological Disasters: Possible Impacts and Community Preparedness in an Urban Setting," Laura J. Steinberg, Victoria Basolo, Raymond Burby, Joyce N. Levine, and Ana Maria Cruz. Natural Hazards Review, 5, 4: 159-169. 2004.
+ "Mandating Citizen Participation in Planning: Six Strategic Planning Choices," Samuel D. Brody, David R. Godschalk, and Raymond J. Burby. Journal of the American Planning Association, 46, 3: 245-264. 2003.
+ "Making Plans that Matter: Citizen Involvement and Government Action," Raymond J. Burby. Journal of the American Planning Association, 46, 1. 2003 (in press).