Zachary Lamb


Mellon Fellow in Urbanism and the Environment


Zachary Lamb is a Princeton Mellon Fellow in Urbanism and the Environment. Zach’s research focuses on the role of planning and design in shaping uneven vulnerability and adaptation to climate change. His current book project, Making and Unmaking the Dry City, examines the historical evolutions and contemporary problematics of flood mitigation in two delta cities, New Orleans and Dhaka, Bangladesh. Zach is the co-founder of Crookedworks, a design, build, research practice whose work as been widely recognized, including in the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale. He has a PhD in Urban and Regional Planning from MIT, a Masters of Architecture from MIT, and a Bachelors in Art and Environmental Studies from Williams College.