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About C.J. Gabbe

C.J. Gabbe is an urban planner and assistant professor in ESS. C.J.’s research focuses on issues connected to climate change mitigation and housing affordability. He is particularly interested in the political economy of urban land use regulations, and the effects of planning interventions on housing markets. Most of C.J.’s research is focused on the metropolitan areas of the western United States. He teaches courses related to sustainable urban planning, environmental policy, and geographic information systems (GIS).

C.J. has a Ph.D. in Urban Planning from UCLA (2016), a Master of Urban Planning degree from the University of Washington (2006), and a bachelor’s degree in Planning, Public Policy, and Management from the University of Oregon (2001). He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and has more than 10 years of professional experience in planning and public policy.


September 2016 Present Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies & Sciences, Santa Clara University

Curriculum Vitae


  • ENVS 116: Introduction to GIS
  • ENVS 122: Environmental Politics and Policy
  • ENVS 128: Sustainable Urban Planning


2016 Ph.D. in Urban Planning, University of California, Los Angeles
2006 Masters in Urban Planning, University of Washington
2001 B.S. in Planning, Public Policy, and Management, University of Oregon

Contact Information

Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences
Varsi Hall 216


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