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    Nikhil Kaza
    Associate Professor; Associate Chair & Director of the Master’s Program
    314 New East
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    fax919.962.5206 (fax)
    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.

    My research seeks to analyse the motivations and plans of multiple intentional actors endowed with limited capabilities, imperfect foresight and distributed authority in urban settings. My focus has been on the relationships between stated intentions, unstated goals, continually changing situations and how planning by various government and non-government actors ought to, and do account for these interdependencies. Lately, I have been studying these issues in the context of local energy planning.

    See my website and my vita for more details.


    PLAN 057: What is a Good City? (First Year Seminar)

    PLAN 547: Energy, Transportation & Land Use

    PLAN 704: Planning Theory

    PLAN 799-60: Planning Seminar

    PLAN 805: Advanced Planning Theory

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