Jared R. Enriquez
MA, Urban Planning, University of Michigan
BA, Architecture, Yale College
Jared began his appointment in the Department of Geography and Planning in fall 2020, following a year as Consortium Fellow for Faculty Diversity at St. John’s University in MN. Prior to his doctoral studies in City and Regional Planning at Cornell, Jared received a B.A. in Architecture from Yale College and Master’s in Urban Planning from the University of Michigan.
Jared’s research centers on climate-based relocation, disaster recovery, municipal climate action, and water policy. His dissertation examined how flood buyout programs in New York State emerged and functioned as a municipal tool for post-disaster recovery and ecological restoration. He has also examined sustainable water practices in Santorini, Greece and transportation-oriented development in Mexico City.
Jared’s current research projects include state involvement in local plans for managed retreat, planning strategies for community-scaled relocation, and antiracist approaches to local climate adaptation polices and climate-based resettlement.
Raised in San Antonio, Texas, Jared has also lived in CT, MI, NY, Denmark, and Korea. In his spare time, he enjoys photography, hiking, painting, cooking, and embarking on natural and urban expeditions.