Van Zandt, Shannon individual record
Professor and Executive Associate Dean

Dr. Shannon Van Zandt's scholarship focuses on the intersection of affordable housing with disaster impacts, resilience, and recovery, with particular interest in how residential land use patterns exacerbate or mitigate exposure to natural hazards, specifically flooding. She has served as PI or co-PI on nearly $10 million in external funding from the NSF, the National Institute of Standards & Technology, the Army Corps of Engineers, and others. She is an author of the 2014 book, Planning for Community Resilience: A Handbook for Reducing Vulnerability to Disasters, along with more than 45 other journal articles, book chapters, and technical reports. In Texas, Dr. Van Zandt serves on the board of Texas Housers, one of the nation's premiere advocacy organizations for low-income housing, and an active advocate for housing recovery after Hurricanes Ike, Dolly, and Harvey.

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Academic Articles51
  • Newman, G., Lee, C., Van Zandt, S., Ye, X., & Jourdan, D. (2022). Toward a Unifying Definition and Approach for Quantifying Urban Policy Performance.. J Plan Educ Res. 42(4), 510-511.
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  • Van Zandt, S., Newman, G., Lee, C., Jourdan, D., & Ye, X. (2022). Engaged Research: Inviting Residents into the Scientific Process.. J Plan Educ Res. 42(3), 258-259.
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  • Jourdan, D., Lee, C., Newman, G., Van Zandt, S., & Ye, X. (2022). Expanding the Right to the City Through Regulatory and Financial Planning Tools. JOURNAL OF PLANNING EDUCATION AND RESEARCH. 42(2), 134-135.
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  • Lee, C., Newman, G., Jourdan, D., Ye, X., & Van Zandt, S. (2022). Natural Experiments in Planning Research. JOURNAL OF PLANNING EDUCATION AND RESEARCH. 42(1), 6-8.
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  • Woodruff, S., Bae, J., Sohn, W., Newman, G., Tran, T., Lee, J., ... Ndubisi, F. (2022). Planning, development pressure, and change in green infrastructure quantity and configuration in coastal Texas. LAND USE POLICY. 114, 105893-105893.
  • Masterson, J. H., Peacock, W. G., Van Zandt, S. S., Grover, H., Schwarz, L. F., & Cooper, J. T. (2014). Planning for Community Resilience, A Handbook for Reducing Vulnerability to Disasters. Island Press.
  • Peacock, W. G., Van Zandt, S., Zhang, Y., & Highfield, W. (2022). Inequities in long-term housing recovery after disasters. The Affordable Housing Reader. 415-433. Taylor & Francis.
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  • Van Zandt, S., & Rohe, W. M. (2022). The sustainability of low-income homeownership: The incidence of unexpected costs and needed repairs among low-income homebuyers. The Affordable Housing Reader. 146-161. Taylor & Francis.
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  • Masterson, J. H., & Van Zandt, S. (2020). Chapter 1 Introduction: our global story. Engaged Research for Community Resilience to Climate Change. 3-11. Elsevier.
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  • Van Zandt, S. (2020). Chapter 12 Conclusion-lessons and regrets. Engaged Research for Community Resilience to Climate Change. 179-191. Elsevier.
  • Van Zandt, S. (2020). Chapter 2 A case for engaged research and practice. Engaged Research for Community Resilience to Climate Change. 13-25. Elsevier.
Conference Papers1
  • Lee, S., Tabb, P., Roger, J., Rybkowski, Z., & Van Zandt, S. (2016). The Impacts of Cost Determinism in Architectural Foundation Design Education: An analysis of foundation design studio. URBAN PLANNING AND ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (UPADSD). 216, 923-932.
Internet Publications2
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First Name
Last Name
Van Zandt
mailing address
Texas A&M University; Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning; 3137 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3137