Mark Stevens joined the School of Community and Regional Planning at UBC as an assistant professor in 2009. He received a B.A. in English and Economics and a Masters in Community and Regional Planning from the University of Oregon, and a Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Mark has research expertise in land use planning, natural hazard mitigation, and climate action planning. Prior to entering academia he worked for three years as a natural resources planner for a municipal planning department and as a regional planner for a council of governments in the state of Oregon. The goal of his research is to foster more effective municipal planning, directed in part by more effective municipal planners.