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Donovan Finn is an assistant professor of environmental design, policy and planning in the Sustainability Studies Program and School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University. His research focuses on ways in which American and Dutch cities and regions confront the challenges of sustainability, resilience and disaster recovery. He has spent the last five years focused specifically on the New York City region's response to Superstorm Sandy.

Finn's research has appeared in publications including the Journal of Urbanism, the Journal of Architectural and Planning Research, the Journal of Landscape and Urban Planning and the Environmental Law Reporter. Before coming to Stony Brook, he taught urban planning and environmental policy at Hunter College and the New School. He holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in urban and regional planning from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

June 6, 2018

Local Governments’ Hidden Barriers to Disaster Recovery

Now is the time to look at zoning and building rules that, however well intentioned, make it harder for a community to come back.