Shannon Van Zandt

Shannon Van Zandt, Ph.D., AICP, is Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Master of Urban Planning Program at Texas A&M University. Her work centers on the spatial distribution of housing and its consequences for vulnerable populations.   Van Zandt connects her research to both the education of planning graduate students and the planning profession through engagement with real communities along the Texas Coast and elsewhere.  She is a faculty fellow of the Hazard Reduction & Recovery Center, the Center for Texas Beaches & Shores, and the Center for Housing and Urban Development.  She holds a Ph.D. in city & regional planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Courses taught by Shannon Van Zandt

Developing a Fact Basis for Hazard Planning

As sea levels rise and the changing face of natural disasters display increasing intensity, hazard mitigation has become a hot button issue in cities across the globe. This course focuses on techniques for assessing hazard exposure and physical and social vulnerabilities.

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