John Thomas Cooper Jr.

Associate Professor of Practice, Texas Target Communities Director


Texas Target Communities
Hazard Reduction & Recovery Center
Department of Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning
Center for Housing and Urban Development


B.A., (Economics) Texas A&M University, 1992
M.U.P., Texas A&M University, 1994
Ph.D., (City & Regional Planning) University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, 2004


Dr. Cooper's areas of interest include principles of inclusive planning and plan quality. He has a deep commitment to working with planners to transform of communities from high risk/low opportunity to equitable, resilient, and adaptive by mitigating the threats to the economy, environment, and culture.