Armando Carbonell has chaired the urban planning program at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy in Cambridge, MA since 1999. Carbonell spent the early part of his career as state land use policy official in Connecticut and as an academic geographer. He went on to initiate a new planning system for Cape Cod, MA as the founding Executive Director of the Cape Cod Commission. In 1992 he was awarded a Loeb fellowship at Harvard University. Carbonell later taught urban planning at Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania and served as an editor of the British journal Town Planning Review. He is the author or editor of numerous works on city and regional planning, most recently Planning for States and Nation-States in the U.S. and Europe (2015) and Nature and Cities: the Ecological Imperative in Urban Design and Planning (2016). Carbonell attended Clark University and the Johns Hopkins University. He is a fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners and the Academy of Social Sciences (UK) and is a lifetime honorary member of the Royal Town Planning Institute.