Graham Sustainability Institute

Richard Norton

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Urban and Regional Planning
Program in the Environment
  • Arch. and U.P. (Taubman)
    • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Literature, Science, & Arts
    • Program in the Environment

Richard K. Norton is a professor in the Urban and Regional Planning Program, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. He holds a joint appointment in the Program in the Environment, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. He earned his Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning and his J.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a licensed attorney in the States of North Carolina and Michigan. Dr. Norton teaches and conducts research in the areas of sustainable development, environmental planning, planning law, and coastal area management. Most recently, he has been working with the Michigan Coastal Zone Management Program to find ways to encourage Michigan's Great Lakes coastal communities to adopt stronger community resiliency principles through their local master plans, zoning codes, and infrastructure policies.

UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

My work contributes directly toward solving the United Nations SDGs listed below. Learn more.

Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureSustainable Cities and CommunitiesResponsible Consumption and ProductionClimate ActionLife Below WaterLife on LandPeace, Justice and Strong Institutions


The affiliations listed below show engagement with the Graham Sustainability Institute.

  • Climate Center
    • Event Participant
  • Education Programs
    • Dow Programs
      • Distinguished Faculty Fellow
      • Doctoral Advisor
    • Event Participant
    • Reviewer
  • Emerging Opportunities
    • Event Participant
    • Integrated Assessments
      • Livable Communities IA
        • Team Member
      • Water Levels IA
        • Team Member
    • EDF
      • Team Member
  • General
    • Event Participant
      • Presenter
    • Executive Committee Member
    • Small Grant Recipient
  • Water Center
    • Freshwater
      • GL Large Grants
        • Grant Recipient
    • Estuaries
      • Science Collaborative Grants
        • Technical Reviewer
    • Event Participant