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    Todd BenDor
    Associate Professor; Director, Ph.D. Program
    307 New East
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    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. Dr. BenDor is also the Director of the DCRP Ph.D. Program.


    PLAN 055: First Year (Freshman) Seminar - Sustainable Cities (Fall)
    PLAN 641: Ecology and Land Use Planning (Fall)
    PLAN 721:
    Advanced Planning Methods (Spring)
    PLAN 745: Development Impact Assessment (Spring)
    PLAN 799(2): Planning Seminar: Urban Modeling Workshop

    All syllabi can be found at:

    Research, teaching, and practice

    I am part of the land use and environmental planning group in the Department of City and Regional Planning.  My research aims to better understand the impacts that human activities and development can have on sensitive ecological and environmental systems.  In 2009, I was a GlaxoSmithKline Faculty Fellow at the North Carolina State University Institute for Emerging Issues (IEI).  During the 2011-2012 academic year, I was on sabbatical at the University of Paris I (Pantheon-Sorbonne) and at the MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning.  In 2012, I became the 3rd Frederick J. Clarke Fellow at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Institute for Water Resources (IWR), which is meant to involve and attract external faculty in the Corps' work on improving water resources across the United States.  As of January 2014, I am the Director of Graduate Studies, running the Masters in City and Regional Planning program, as well as the head of the Land Use and Environmental Planning Specialization in our department.

    If you're interested in learning more about my research and teaching please see my professional website: and

    Public service

    + Modeling Facilitator. Confluence I: Seeking Common Ground for Floodplain Functionality and Development. A Workshop for River Stakeholders to Collaboratively Capture Information and Challenge Assumptions. Organized by: The Nature Conservancy. National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium, Dubuque, Iowa. (August 16-18, 2005).

    + Community Facilitator for Champaign County, IL “big.small.all” visioning and planning project.

    +Facilitator for Water Resources meeting at the Emerging Issues Forum of the NC State Institute for Emerging Issues (February, 2010)

    + Member of the Advisory Board, System Dynamics Major, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (2008-2011)


    Please see for a list of all my publications and op-eds.

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