Research Expertise and Interest
urban spatial politics, ecological design, environmental hazards of climate change, Affordable housing, shared equity housing, manufactured housing, adaptation to flooding
Zachary Lamb is an assistant professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning. His research focuses on the role of urban planning and design in shaping uneven vulnerability and resilience in the face of climate change.
Dr. Lamb has two current book projects. The first, based on his dissertation, focuses on the role of design in shaping urban flood infrastructure and the changing spatial politics of urban flooding through two case study cities, New Orleans, Louisiana and Dhaka, Bangladesh. The book examines the historical evolution and contemporary problems of flood mitigation in these two cities. The second book presents a framework for equity-focused urban climate change adaptation, illustrated through twelve global case studies.
Dr. Lamb is also researching the relationship between property regimes and climate change adaptation in manufactured home parks in California and across the USA.
After completing his PhD in Urban Studies and Planning at MIT, Professor Lamb was a Princeton Mellon Fellow in Urbanism and the Environment.