Adjunct Assistant Professor of Urban Planning
Melissa R. Kaplan-Macey is an urban planner specializing in land use planning and zoning with a focus on comprehensive planning, community visioning, land use controls, and implementation techniques. She was the project planner for the update of the Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP), which provides a future land use plan for the City’s waterfront and establishes policies for the coastal area. She was the Project manger for the update of the City of Bridgeport, Connecticut’s major land use policy planning documents. These documents provide a road map for future development and redevelopment in an urban center that is poised for significant economic growth. Ms. Kaplan-Macey is a member of the American Planning Association and the American Institute of Certified Planners. She received a B.A in Urban Studies from Brown University and an M.S. in Urban Planning from Wagner School of Public service.