Planning for Resilience in Coastal Louisiana
Traci Birch a managing partner with The Verdant Group – a woman-owned urban planning firm based in New Orleans. In this position she specializes in land use and environmental planning, and has worked extensively in Louisiana and across the Gulf Coast on disaster recovery and resiliency planning. In particular, she has worked with many at-risk communities to develop land use plans and development codes that focus on sustainability and hazard resiliency. In addition, Dr. Birch is an adjunct professor at the University of New Orleans, where she teaches coastal and environmental planning. She will be joining the faculty of East Carolina University in the fall of 2013, where she will be teaching coastal and environmental planning in the Department of Geography.