Welcome to my website!
My name is Todd BenDor – I am an Associate Professor of City and Regional Planning at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where I am also the director of the Department of City and Regional Planning’s PhD program and the head of the land use and environmental planning specialization.
I specialize in environmental and ecological planning, an area of urban planning that studies the environmental implications of urban development. In my research, I use quantitative and qualitative techniques to better understand the impacts that human activities and development can have on sensitive ecological and environmental systems. As part of this, I often draw on computer modeling, including system dynamics modeling and spatial analysis.
I live in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, a small town where I have found that many residents genuinely care about their community and are particularly interested in shaping its future. I am interested in technology, both in how it can help us connect to one another, and how it can isolate us into the corners of our own, distant worlds. I can walk to work from where I live. I am avid photographer and traveler. I also live with my beautiful wife, and three of the goofiest and best dogs in the world.
On this site, you’ll find lots of information on my professional life. Thanks for visiting!
tbendor [at] gmail [dot] com