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Thomas L. Daniels

University of Pennsylvania

Based in

United States
North America

Tom Daniels is a professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of Pennsylvania. He teaches Planning for Climate Change, Land Use Planning, Land Preservation, and Environmental Planning. His research focuses on carbon offset credits, nature based solutions in agriculture, renewable energy, and growth management to mitigate climate change.


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Albert Han, Thomas L. Daniels, and Chaeri Kim. 2022. “Managing urban growth in the wake of climate change: Revisiting greenbelt policy in the US.” Land Use Policy 112: 105867.

Thomas L. Daniels. 2021. “Re-designing America’s suburbs for the age of climate change and pandemics.” Socio-Ecological Practice Research, 3(2), 225-236.

Chaeri Kim and Thomas L. Daniels. 2019. “California’s success in the socio‑ecological practice of a forest carbon offset credit option to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.” Socio-ecological Practice and Research, Vol 1, No. 2, pp. 125-138.

Tom Daniels. 2014. “The Environmental Planning Handbook for Sustainable Communities and Regions (Second Edition).” Chicago: American Planning Association.

Thomas L. Daniels. 2010. “Integrating Forest Carbon Sequestration Into a Cap-and-Trade Program to Reduce Net CO2 Emissions.” Journal of the American Planning Association, 76 (4): 463-475.

Thomas L. Daniels. 2009. “A Trail Across Time: American Environmental Planning from City Beautiful to Sustainability.” Journal of the American Planning Association. 75 (2): 178-192.