Dr. David Brower’s research interests included growth management, coastal zone management, integrating the impacts of natural hazards, sustainable development, and environmental ethics. His students have worked closely with North Carolina officials to revise local hazard mitigation plans. The foundation of the state’s current risk assessment plan, based on research conducted by Dr. Brower and his students, provides valuable information to local planners on the best way to proactively mitigate natural hazards before they strike.
Dr. Brower also had an active planning consulting practice and was admitted to practice law in several states and before the U.S. Supreme Court. He hasdserved as an officer and on the boards of several state and national organizations including the American Planning Association and the Growth Management Institute.
*Deceased. David John Brower died on December 8, 2018 in Chapel Hill North Carolina. (Obituary)