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Land Use and Environmental Planning

Chris is a doctoral student specializing in land use and environmental planning. His research interests relate to issues at the coast, including sea level rise, flooding, and storm surge. Currently, he’s working on a project studying floodplain development around the country.

Chris has a background in marine biology and science communication, having published with outlets such as Science News and and worked as a science writer at Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Before starting at UNC DCRP, Chris completed his master’s degree in landscape architecture from the University of Maryland, where he studied nature-based design solutions for sea level rise at Hains Point in Washington, D.C.

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