Image Credit: The Denver Post

Image Credit: The Denver Post

I teach graduate courses in the Department of Urban & Regional Planning at CU Denver, including Planning for Natural Hazards and Climate Change (URPL 6645), International Development Planning (URPL 6650), and Urban Sustainability (URPL 5040). I am happy to share my syllabi for any of these classes, just contact me.

I also co-direct of the International Planning Case Studies project, a collaboration between the University of Colorado Denver and the University of Michigan to provide practitioner-developed cases to international planning educators (read about the pedagogical approach of the IPCS project here). The library, available free of charge, includes cases on a wide variety of development topics and from cities and communities in different regions of the world.

Community and professional engagement is an important part of my pedagogy. In the classroom, I have partnered with communities like the Town of Lyons or organizations like Save the Hills to help ground graduate education in the challenges of everyday practice. Outside the classroom, I mentor students interested in planning for natural hazards, climate change, community resilience, and international development.

I also work with the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center to develop and deliver classes on all-hazards approaches to planning and emergency management. I teach several NDPTC courses including Community Resilience (AWR-228), Community Planning for Disaster Recovery (AWR-356) and Social Media for Natural Disaster Response and Recovery (PER-304). If you are interested in hosting one of these free, day-long trainings, please contact me.