Shi Joins CRP Faculty

News
July 1, 2017

The Department of City and Regional Planning has hired Linda Shi as assistant professor on a tenure track, effective July 1.

Shi's research focuses on metropolitan and environmental governance, climate change adaptation, and the equity and justice impacts of climate policies. Her professional experience includes international development, regional strategic planning, and environmental sustainability at the architecture and engineering firm AECOM, Institute for International Urban Development, and Rocky Mountain Institute. Additionally, she has consulted for the World Bank, American Institute of Architects, and RAND Corporation on projects and research worldwide.

Shi earned a Ph.D. in urban and regional planning from the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT. Her dissertation examined how emerging efforts to adapt to climate change in U.S. metropolitan regions are changing institutions for regional governance and the implications for theory and policy.

Shi also holds a master's in urban planning from Harvard GSD, and a bachelor's and master's in environmental management from Yale University. Shi's spouse, Mitch Glass, has been hired as a visiting critic in CRP and the Department of Landscape Architecture.