Chris Linn is a Senior Environmental Planner at the
Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission
in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
He has been a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners since 2005.
Mr. Linn has a B.S. degree in Earth Sciences from the Pennsylvania State University and a
Master's degree of Energy and Environmental Policy from the University of Delaware.
He leads the Pennsylvania Coastal Resource Management Program's efforts to prepare
for the impacts of climate change on coastal resources and authored the report Sea Level
Rise Impacts in the Delaware Estuary of Pennsylvania.
He also co-authored a study analyzing sea level rise, shoreline protection and wetlands
migration for the U.S. Atlantic Coast published in Environmental Research Letters, and was an
advisor to the University of Pennsylvania's study Climate Change: Impacts and Responses in
the Delaware River Basin.
Mr. Linn participated in the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary's climate change vulnerability
assessment funded by U.S. EPA and is working with NOAA and Pennsylvania Sea Grant on
a climate change and coastal hazard adaptation workshop for local governments.
He is active in a number of emerging statewide climate change adaptation initiatives with the
Pennsylvania and New Jersey Departments of Environmental Protection, NJ and PA
Departments of Transportation, and other planning agencies.
Mr. Linn also participates in DVRPC's efforts to integrate climate change mitigation into its
existing programs and policies and has worked extensively on regional conservation and
green infrastructure planning projects.