Eric Shaw: Planning Institution Building, and Long Term Recovery in the State of Louisiana

Professional Planning Colloquium

Eric D. Shaw is director of community planning for the Louisiana Recovery Authority where he works on long-term planning issues related to state rebuilding efforts after hurricanes in 2005 and 2008. Before joining the authority, he worked as a program officer with the Silicon Valley Community Foundation where he helped the foundation develop its land use and transportation planning grant-making strategy, and managed the neighborhood grants portfolio. Shaw has pursued a number of challenging economic and community development assignments in positions held in San Jose, California; Miami, Florida; and Washington, DC. In addition, Shaw is acting chair and vice chair for Policy of the Planning and the Black Community Division of the American Planning Association. He graduated from University of California–Los Angeles with a bachelor of arts in international development studies and a minor in public policy studies, and earned a master of urban planning from Harvard University Graduate School of Design.