Brian Muller is the CEDaR faculty director and an associate professor in the environmental design program at the University of Colorado Boulder, where he teaches environment and land use planning, planning history and spatial analysis. His research interests include community engagement, spatial analysis, environment/land use policy and resilient infrastructure.
Muller's research focuses on planning methods, regional planning and planning for hazards and climate change, and his recent work has focused on green infrastructure as a climate adaptation strategy. His research has been supported by the US Forest Service, US Bureau of Land Management, National Science Foundation, the Microsoft Corporation, the Wyss Foundation and the Colorado Department of Transportation.
Previously, Muller was chair of the planning and design program at the University of Colorado Denver and director of planning studies for the Program in Environmental Design at the University of Colorado Boulder.
Muller holds an undergraduate degree from Yale University and a PhD in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of California Berkeley. Prior to returning to school for his PhD, he had a 15-year career as an environmental planner, policy analyst and program manager.