Traci Birch, PhD, AICP
Traci Birch is the Managing Director of the LSU Coastal Sustainability Studio. Her particular focus is ecosystem management and facilitating local implementation of regional planning efforts. Traci completed her Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning (2003) and her Ph.D. in Urban Studies and Environmental Management (2011), both from the University of New Orleans. She also holds a Bachelor’s of Arts degree with concentrations in graphic design and media production from Baldwin-Wallace University (1995). Before joining CSS, Traci spent 10-years+ in the private sector as a practicing planner in Louisiana and the Gulf South. Her teaching experience includes graduate and undergraduate studios and seminars in coastal, sustainability, and environmental planning. She has previously taught at East Carolina University and the University of New Orleans. Traci is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and the American Planning Association.
Traci Birch, PhD, AICP Projects & Programs:
Inland from the Coast: A multi-scalar approach to regional climate change responsesGathering and disseminating local ecological knowledge about landscape functionality Providing high quality, accessible information on current and future environmental conditions to influence community decision-making Evaluating past events to support adaptation...Research, Capacity Building, Visual Communication, Community Planning
Constructing Dynamism: A Tale of Two BasinsDesign Speculation
Louisiana Community Resilience InstituteThe project goals include 1) build upon the foundation of LRAP; 2) help the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) to connect community and large scale environmental planning; 3)...Community Planning