David Brower, Professor Emeritus

Professor Emeritus

Specialization: Land Use and Environmental Planning
309 New East

Dr. David Brower’s research interests include 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 has an active planning consulting practice and is admitted to practice law in several states and before the U.S. Supreme Court. He has served as an officer and on the boards of several state and national organizations including the American Planning Association and the Growth Management Institute.