Chris Dorney, PhD Student
Chris Dorney has been interested in land use issues since studying at Penn State where he received his B.S. in Geography in 2004. After graduation, he continued his studies at the University of Maryland's planning program and received his Masters of Community Planning in 2006. Mr. Dorney then went on to work for Parsons Brinckerhoff where he worked on various projects integrating transportation and land use. In 2009, he returned to the University of Maryland to pursue his doctorate in Urban and Regional Planning and Design. He is in his second year of coursework and hopes to get started soon on a dissertation focused on redeveloping single-family neighborhoods.
Mr. Dorney continues to work at Parsons Brinckerhoff part time focusing mainly on climate change adaptation for transportation infrastructure. He also has an assistantship with the National Center for Smart Growth where he has worked on a variety of projects related to urban growth patterns in Maryland.
Urban Studies and Planning Program
School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation
University of Maryland