Christopher Clanahan

Manager of Graduate Programs
University Staff
TEMPE Campus


  • Ph.D. Environmental Design & Planning, Kansas State University
  • M.R.C.P. Regional & Community Planning, Kansas State University

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Research Interests

Regional & Intergovernmental Relations, Land Use Planning, Policy Analysis in Planning, Rural Planning, Community Engagement, Data Analytics, Federal Planning, Plan Implementation & Evaluation, Sustainable Community Infrastructure, Mixed Methods, and Community Development


  1. ​​Gibson, H.J. & ​​Clanahan, C. M. (2021). Hindsight 2020: Reflections of Community Visions from the Past. Local Development & Society.
  2. Clanahan, C. M. (2021). Urbanized Defense Communities: A Literature Review on the Policies, Politics, and Planning of Military Readiness and Local Land Use in the United States. Journal of Planning Literature, 1-15.
  3. Clanahan, C. M. (2015). The Sign of Things to Come: An Overview and Example of Extrapolation Application for Population Projections. North Dakota Planning Association Newsletter, 5-9.

Professional Associations

  • American Planning Association
  • Urban Affairs Association
  • Community Development Society
  • Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning