Chris is an independent contractor with a variety of analytical and communication skills gained from 40 years in academia, public and private sector planning and environmental analysis, and local to national level applied demography. He teaches Demography at Cal State University, Channel Islands with a focus on Census 2020 and recent changes in California Regional Housing Needs Assessment law. He was a Fulbright Scholar and Adjunct Associate Research Professor of Geography and Planning at the University of Southern California where he consulted to a wide range of governments and clients. Chris has nearly 20 years direct experience as a staff city planner in the coastal cities of Oxnard and Long Beach working with General Plan, housing elements, local coastal programs, entitlement and build out of large mixed use specific plans, stopping and removing coastal power plants, and preparing for Census 2000 and Census 2010. Chris’s 20 years of university teaching and research helps him communicate complex topics to decision makers and the public in a casual persuasive manner. Chris holds a PhD from the University of Southern California, a Master of Planning from the University of Virginia, and a BS in Geography from Penn State.