CAROLINE DWYER, AICP

Project Manager | Durham, NC

About Caroline: 

Non-Fiction Reader, Lover of History, Crazy Cat Lady   

Education: 

BA, Environmental Design, Policy & Planning, State University of New York at Stony Brook

MA, City and Regional Planning, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 

Appreciative | Compassionate | Detail-Oriented

Caroline is a Project Manager with specialized expertise in a variety of topic areas including traditional and innovative techniques for facilitating community engagement and outreach, economic development, strategic planning, small area planning, resilience, healthy cities, and local food systems. Her professional motivation is developing public engagement and outreach techniques that encourage and support the participation of underrepresented residents and community stakeholders. Caroline is an expert communicator, and is currently serving a three year term as the Director of Communications for the American Planning Association’s Women and Planning Division Executive Committee. Caroline is trained in Alternative Dispute Resolution, making her an excellent facilitator for public engagement in highly diverse communities.

My philosophy Is... 

“In the absence of conviction, I’ve come to terms with the fact that uncertainty is an inescapable corollary of life. An abundance of mystery is simply part of the bargain— which doesn’t strike me as something to lament. Accepting the essential inscrutability of existence, in any case, is surely preferable to its opposite: capitulating to the tyranny of intransigent belief.”

- Jon Krakauer