Devin is a certified Urban Planner based in New Orleans. He grew up on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, left the state to study in Washington DC, and then left the country to live in China for two years, where he witnessed rapid urbanization that developed into a passion in him for how human settlements are planned and managed. This led him back to the US Gulf Coast, where he returned to the University of New Orleans to dive into urban planning studies and relaunch a career around his passion.
He now works to facilitate planning processes that integrate public input into community planning visions, include science-based policy solutions in land use regulations, and build partnerships to strengthen communities.
Devin earned his Masters degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of New Orleans in 2018. He brings his specialized knowledge and skill set to the New Orleans office.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Public Engagement & Education
Climate Adaptation Planning
National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)
Devin enjoys indulging his love of storytelling by taking in a good book or catching a movie. He’s also an avid podcaster on topics surrounding urban planning, and – as a lifelong lover of the sport – participates in a high-octane, over 30, recreational soccer league.
He is proficient in Mandarin.
University of New Orleans – Master of Urban and Regional Planning (2018)
The George Washington University – Bachelor of Arts, Asian Studies (2011)
AICP (American Institute of Certified Planners)
Certified Floodplain Manager
Board Member (American Planning Association – Louisiana, New Orleans Metro Section)
Board Member (The Water Collaborative of Greater New Orleans)