Teaching

My job has given me a unique opportunity to teach an array of courses at a variety of levels – from college freshmen to PhD students.  As the director of the Carolina Planning PhD program, I lead our Doctoral Seminar series, which I have redesigned to focus on areas that are important for both academic and non-academic careers.  I also get the opportunity to advise some incredibly talented graduate students in turning ideas and questions into meaningful, substantive, and applied research.

Current Courses

PLAN 721: Advanced Planning Methods.  Mostly DCRP master’s students. Spring | SYLLABUS
PLAN 722: Systems Thinking and Modeling for Planners.  Mostly DCRP master’s students. Spring | SYLLABUS
PLAN 745: Development Impact Assessment.  Mostly DCRP master’s students.  Spring | SYLLABUS
PLAN 641: Ecology and Land Use Planning.  Mix of undergraduate and graduate students.  Spring | SYLLABUS
PLAN 911: PhD Seminar (Spring and Fall), rotating topics: “Academic Publication 101,” “Grant and Proposal Writing,” and “Career Development.”

Past Courses

PLAN 055: First Year (Freshman) Seminar – Sustainable Cities.  Spring | SYLLABUS
PLAN 799(2): Planning Seminar: Urban Modeling Workshop.  Taught Spring 2008 | SYLLABUS
UP 116: Analytical Planning Research Methods (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign). Taught Spring 2006 | SYLLABUS

Short Courses

UNC Odum Institute: Agent-Based Modeling: 1-day short course
UNC Odum Institute: Systems Thinking and System Dynamics Modeling: 1-day short course
UNC Odum Institute: Academic Publication 101: 1-day short course
Data Matters: Simulation Strategies in Data Science: System Dynamics and Agent-based Modeling: 2-day short course focusing on data use in SD and ABM.

Master’s Advising

2015

Mikey Goralnik – “Resource Resiliency: preparing rural America for an uncertain climatic future through community design and ecosystem service provision.”

  • *Received UNC City and Regional Planning Best Master’s Project Award – published in short form in The Carolina Planning Journal.

Avery Livengood – “Integrating Green Stormwater Infrastructure into the Built Environment”

Nate Baker – “The Graham 2035 Comprehensive Plan”

2014

Daniel Hedglin – “What are the current factors that affect risk distribution and structure  around emerging ecosystem markets in China? ”

Fredy Grefa – “Do local comprehensive plans support the Kichwa of the Ecuadorian Amazon in reaching their collective rights?”

2013

Tania Jordanova – “Space/Time Estimation of Fecal Coliform in North Carolina using Land Use Regression to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Stormwater Management Policies”

Daniel Widis – “Improving the Mississippi Coastal Improvement Program’s Spatial Decision Support System: A literature review of GIS-based wetland identification and prioritization models” (In review as peer reviewed article)

2011

Jeffrey Rissman – “Characterizing the Air Quality and Demographic Impacts of Aircraft Emissions at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport” (published as two peer reviewed articles).

  • *Received UNC City and Regional Planning Best Master’s Project Award – published in short form in The Carolina Planning Journal.
  • Published as: Rissman, Jeffrey*, Sarav Arunachalam, Todd BenDor, Jason West. 2013. Equity and Health Impacts of Aircraft Emissions at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.  Landscape and Urban Planning 120: 234-247 | LINK
  • Published as: Rissman, Jeffrey*, Sarav Arunachalam, Matt Woody, Jason West, Todd BenDor, H. Wong, and F. Binkowski. 2013.  An Enhanced Sub-grid Scale Approach to Characterize Air Quality Impacts of Aircraft Emissions at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.  Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 13: 9285–9302 | LINK (Free – Open Access)

Kathleen Oppenheimer – “Oh the Huge Manatee!  Biofouling Poses Sticky Problems for Manatees that Require Attention Under the Federal Endangered Species Act”

  • Published as: Berkey, Kathleen Oppenheimer, and Todd BenDor. 2012.  A Comprehensive Solution to the Marine Biofouling Problem for the Endangered Florida Manatee and other Species.  Environmental Law 42(2):415-467 | LINK (Free – Open Access).
  • Also published as: Berkey, Kathleen Oppenheimer and Todd K. BenDor. 2013.  A Comprehensive Solution to the Biofouling Problem for the Endangered Florida Manatee & Other Species.  Planning and Law (Summer 2013): 7.  Planning and Law Division of the American Planning Association.

Dylan Sandler – “Assessing the Disaster Recovery Planning Capacity of the State of North Carolina”

2010

Lyle Leitelt – “Developing a Solar Energy Potential Map for Chapel Hill, NC” (to be published as Planning Advisory Service Memo)

  • Published as: Leitelt, Lyle and Todd BenDor.  2010. Developing a Solar Energy Potential Map for Chapel Hill, NC.  Planning Advisory Service Memo. (November/December 2010: http://www.planning.org/pas/memo/2010/nov/)

Katherine Hebert – “Keeping it Green: A Study of open Space Conservation Efforts in the Triangle”

Aaron Bland – “Review of University Policies for Sustainability at UNC-Chapel Hill”

Megan Culler – “Recreation, Tourism Development, and Watershed Protection in the Dan River Basin”

2009

Hannah Berg – “Retrofitting Solutions for Urban Stormwater Runoff: A case study of the Jordan Nutrient Strategy”

  • Published as: Berg, Hannah and Todd K. BenDor. A Case Study of Form-Based Solutions for Watershed Protection. Environmental Management 46(3):436-51. | LINK.

Nora Lenahan – “Evaluation of Studies Related to Urban Growth and Land Use Models to Incorporate into the Development of a Sustainable Eastern North Carolina”

  • Published as: BenDor, Todd K., Philip Berke, Dave Salvesen, Yan Song, and Nora Lenahan.  2011.  Assessing Local Government Capacity to Manage and Model Military-Induced Growth in Eastern North Carolina.  Planning Practice and Research26(5):531-553 | LINK

Chandler Van Schaack – “Can Town and Country Both be Green? A Comparative Study of Green Building Policies and Regulations in Rural Versus Urban Counties in North Carolina.”

  • Published as: Van Schaack, Chandler and Todd K. BenDor.  2011.  A Comparative Study of Green Building in Urban and Rural North Carolina.  Journal of Environmental Planning and Management 54(8):1125-1147 | LINK
  • See op-ed: BenDor, Todd and Chandler Van Schaack. 2010. Greener building for a growing rural NC,” Op-Ed in Asheville Citizen-Times (Asheville, NC: April 20, 2010). [Also Online]: http://www.citizen-times.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2010100419033

Audrey Stewart – “Examining North Carolina’s Environmental Enhancement Program from the Perspectives of Land Use Planning and Social Equity”

  • Published as: BenDor, Todd K.  and Audrey May Stewart.  2011.  Land Use Planning and Social Equity in North Carolina’s Compensatory Wetland and Stream Mitigation Programs.  Environmental Management 47(2):239-253 | LINK

2008

Zoe Hamstead – “Water Quality Trading in the Neuse River Basin: A Case Study of the Neuse River Compliance Association”

  • Published as: Hamstead, Zoe and Todd K. BenDor.  Nutrient Trading for Enhanced Water Quality: A Case Study of North Carolina’s Neuse River Compliance Association.  Environment and Planning: C 28(1):1-17. | LINK.