I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Planning and Design at the University of Colorado Denver. My research is broadly concerned with the social and institutional dimensions of disasters and climate change, and with the relationships between urbanization and environmental risk. I am especially concerned with how urban planning policies and practice can help build more resilient cities, communities, and regions. I focus primarily on India and the United States.
I hold a PhD and MRP in City and Regional Planning from Cornell University and a BA in Political Science from Reed College. My doctoral dissertation was awarded the Gill-Chin Lim award for best dissertation in international planning by the ACSP’s Global Planning Educators Group (GPEIG) in 2011. My work has been supported by grants and fellowships from the National Science Foundation, NOAA, the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center, the Clarence S. Stein Institute, and the Rockefeller Foundation.
My current research and professional projects include:
Most Recent Courses:
Disasters and climate change, environmental risk, urban resilience, international planning, small town and rural development