Dmitri Johnson

Community Planning Fellow • 2022

University/College Columbia University

Dmitri Johnson

Bio

Dmitri Johnson is pursuing a master’s degree in Urban Planning at Columbia University, and he holds a B.A. in Urban Planning and Environmental Planning from the University of Virginia. Dimitri previously worked as a Pathways Community Intern with the Federal Transit Administration in Washington, DC, and he currently has a Climate Adaptation Internship under the Mayor’s Office of Climate and Environmental Justice—a project co-led with The Nature Conservancy. He is helping to inform the design of future climate adaptation programs to serve residents in flood-prone neighborhoods of New York City. Dmitri’s recent graduate studio involved collaborating with the Mayor’s Office to identify and assess areas in communities that are at risk due to climate change. He collaboratively presented research results to over 70 government and nonprofit climate adaptation leaders in New York City and beyond. As a Fellow, he would like to research the application of community-based climate adaptation models to hydrology projects such as stream daylighting, river dredging, or other projects that may involve the potential displacement of communities