Gavin Smith AICP

Coastal Resilience Center, a U.S. Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence

Dr. Gavin Smith is a Research Professor and Director of the US Department of Homeland Security’s Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence at the University of North Carolina Department of City and Regional Planning. His research interests include hazard mitigation, planning for post-disaster recovery, and climate change adaptation. Translational activities include advising international, federal, state and local governments on a number of issues including the linkage between sustainable development and risk reduction, pre- and post-disaster policymaking, and improving the nexus between disaster management initiatives and emerging climate change adaptation measures.