Professor & Dean of the COSS
Areas of Interest: Comprehensive Planning, Growth Management, Regional Planning and Visioining, Community Resiliency
Dr. Tim Chapin is Dean in the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy and a professor of Urban and Regional Planning at Florida State University. Prior to stepping into the interim dean’s role, Chapin served a six-year term as chair of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning and two years as Associate Dean for Development for the college.
Since joining FSU in 1999, Chapin has undertaken research on the effectiveness of Florida’s growth management system and the role of sports facilities in the promotion of urban redevelopment. He is a noted expert on land use and comprehensive planning, growth management, and urban redevelopment.
Chapin’s current research interests revolve around how Florida’s demographic trends influence urban patterns and transportation systems in the state. Over his career he has secured more than $3 million in outside funding from federal, state, and local governments to support his research.
Chapin also serves as the Senior Associate Editor and Review Editor for the Journal of the American Planning Association. He holds a BA in Sociology from Emory University, a Master’s in City and Regional Planning from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. in Urban Design and Planning from the University of Washington.
B.A. (Sociology/Psychology) Emory University, 1992.
M.C.P. (City Planning) Georgia Institute of Technology, 1994.
Ph.D. (Urban Design and Planning) University of Washington, 1999.
Florida Department of Transportation. Enhanced Mobility for Aging Populations Using Automated Vehicles. M. Duncan, T. Chapin, M. Horner, N. Charness, L. Stevens and J. Brown, PIs. $304,596, June 2014.
Florida Department of Transportation. InterCity Bus Transportation Study. L. Stevens and T. Chapin, PIs. $60,000, May 2013.
Florida Department of Transportation. US19 Corridor Study. T. Chapin and L. Stevens, PIs. $60,000, May 2013.
State of Florida Division of Emergency Management. Host Community Analysis. T. Chapin and L. Stevens, PIs. $80,000. March, 2012.
Jefferson County, Florida. Land Use Vision Plan. T. Chapin, PI. $20,000, August 2011.
State of Florida Department of Community Affairs. Coastal High Hazard Area Change Analysis. T. Chapin, PI. $11,000, December 2010.
State of Florida Department of Community Affairs-Division of Emergency Management. T. Chapin, P. Koeppel, and C. Coutts, PIs. “State of Florida Local Mitigation Strategy Plan Revision and Update.” $168,428. October, 2010.
Griffith University (Australia) Climate Change Response Program – Visiting Scholar Program. T. Chapin and A. Dedekorkut-Howes, PIs. $15,000, March 2010.
Miami-Dade County Urban Development Boundary Analysis Project. EPA Smart Growth Implementation Assistance Program, through ICG International. Fulton, B. and T. Chapin, PIs. $6,000. February, 2010.
State of Florida Department of Community Affairs-Division of Emergency Management. T. Chapin, P. Koeppel, and C. Coutts, PIs. “Local Mitigation Strategy Program.” $479,491. April, 2009.
Federal Emergency Management Agency, Florida Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. H. Higgins, R. Deyle, and T, Chapin, PIs. “Integrating Hazard Mitigation into MPO Long Range Transportation Planning.” $912,042. January, 2008.
Century Commission for a Sustainable Florida. T. Chapin, PI. “A Regional Visioning Blueprint for Florida.” $15,000. September, 2007.
State of Florida Department of Community Affairs-Division of Community Planning. T. Chapin and Harrison Higgins, PIs. “Growth Management in Florida Program Evaluation.” $227,712. April, 2007.
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. 2006. K. Ihlanfeldt and T. Chapin, PIs. “Assessing U.S. Smart Growth Policies: The Florida Experience.” $60,000. December, 2006.
Century Commission for a Sustainable Florida. T. Chapin, PI. “Assessing Florida Citizen Attitudes Towards Growth, Growth Management, and Quality of Life Issues.” $9,775. July, 2006.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: Florida Sea Grant Program. R. Deyle and T. Chapin, PIs. “Mitigating the Exposure and Vulnerability of Coastal Communities to Hurricane Flood Damage through Growth Management.” $150,000. September, 2003.
State of Florida Department of Community Affairs-Division of Emergency Management. R. Deyle and T. Chapin, PIs. “Assessing and Mitigating the Exposure of Coastal Communities to Hurricane Flood Damage through Growth Management.” $150,000. August, 2003.
Franklin County, Florida. H. Higgins, T. Chapin, and T. Taylor, PIs. “ComprehensivePlan Update.” $107,500. February, 2003.
Florida Redevelopment Association. T. Chapin, PI. “A Review of the Use of Tax Increment Financing by Florida’s Community Redevelopment Agencies.” $20,000. January, 2002.
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy Working Paper Series//. 2002. T. Chapin, PI. “Financing Sports Facilities: Major Public Finance Issues.” $10,000. December, 2001.
Chapin, T. and C. Coutts (eds.). 2011. Balancing Conservation and Development: Growth Management and Public Land Acquisition. Ashgate Press: London.
Chapin, T., C. Connerly, and H. Higgins (eds.). 2007. Growth Management in Florida: Planning for Paradise. Ashgate Press: London
Linkous, E. and T. Chapin. 2014. “TDR Performance in Florida.” Journal of the American Planning Association 80(3): 253-267.
Chapin, T. 2012. “From Growth Controls, to Comprehensive Planning, to Smart Growth: Planning’s Emerging Fourth Wave.” Journal of the American Planning Association 78(1): 5-15.
Ihlanfeldt, K. and T. Chapin. 2009. “Effects of State Smart Growth Programs on Transportation Outcomes.” In Smart Growth and the States, G. Ingram, A. Carbonell, and Y. Hong (Eds.). Cambridge, MA: Lincoln Press.
Chapin, T. and K. Ihlanfeldt.2009. “Florida: The Pitfalls of Comprehensive Planning.” In Smart Growth and the States, G. Ingram, A. Carbonell, and Y. Hong (Eds.). Cambridge, MA: Lincoln Press.
Chapin, T. 2009. “Large Landowners as Plan-Makers: St. Joe and the Future of the Florida Panhandle.” In Large Landowners and Land Markets, R. Bostic and R. Greenstein (Eds.). Cambridge, MA: Lincoln Press.
Deyle, R., T. Chapin, and J. Baker. 2008. “The Proof of the Planning is in the Platting: An Evaluation of Florida’s Hurricane Exposure Mitigation Planning Mandate.” Journal of the American Planning Association 74(3): 349-370.
Baker, J., R. Deyle, T. Chapin, and J. Richardson. 2008. “Are We Any Safer? Comprehensive Plan Impacts on Hurricane Evacuation and Shelter Demand in Florida.” Coastal Management 36(3): 294-317.
Chapin, T. 2007. “Local Governments as Policy Entrepreneurs: Evaluating Florida’s ‘Concurrency Experiment’.” Urban Affairs Review 42(4): 505-532.
Chapin, T. and C. Connerly. 2004. “Attitudes Towards Growth Management in Florida: Comparing Resident Support in 1985 and 2001.” Journal of the American Planning Association 70(4): pp. 443-452.
Chapin, T. 2004. “Variations in Citizen Familiarity with Growth Management Processes: Evidence from Florida.” Urban Affairs Review, 39(4): pp. 441-460.
Chapin, T. 2006. “Sports and the Urban Economy.” The Geography-Sports Connection: Using Sports to Teach Geography, by Lisa DeChano and Fred Shelley (Eds.). National Council for Geographic Education: Jacksonville, AL, 79-88.
Chapin, T. 2004. “Sports Facilities as Urban Development Catalysts: Assessing Baltimore’s Camden Yards and Cleveland’s Gateway Complex.” Journal of the American Planning Association, 70(2): pp. 193-209.
Chapin, T. 2002. “Beyond the Entrepreneurial City: Municipal Capitalism in San Diego”. Journal of Urban Affairs, 24(5): pp. 565-581.