Armando Carbonell , FAICP FAcSS Hon MRTPI, has chaired the urban planning program at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Cambridge, MA, since 1999. After attending Clark University and the Johns Hopkins University, Carbonell spent the early part of his career as an academic geographer. He went on to initiate a new planning system for Cape Cod, MA as the founding Executive Director of the Cape Cod Commission. In 1992 he was awarded a Loeb fellowship in the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University. Carbonell later taught urban planning at Harvard and the University of Pennsylvania and served as an editor of the British journal Town Planning Review. He has consulted on master plans in Houston, Texas and Fujian Province, China, and is the author and editor of numerous works on city and regional planning and planning for climate change, including the forthcoming book, Nature and Cities: the Ecological Imperative in Urban Planning and Design.