Dr. Kaza is an Associate Professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Kaza studies the phenomena of plans and their uses in public and private decision-making. Of particular interest are urban development processes, energy planning and land use impacts. His research seeks to analyse the motivations and plans of multiple intentional actors endowed with limited capabilities, imperfect foresight, and distributed authority in urban settings. Dr. Kaza’s focus has been on the relationships between stated intentions, unstated goals, continually changing situations, and how planning by various government and non-government actors ought to, and do account for these interdependencies.