avatar for Ben McFarlane

Ben McFarlane

Hampton Roads Planning District Commission
Senior Regional Planner
Hampton Roads, VA
Mr. Benjamin J. McFarlane has been with the HRPDC since 2008, first as a Physical and Environmental Planner and currently as a Regional Planner. During his tenure he has worked on several major projects, including a plan for the Northwest River Watershed in Chesapeake, Virginia and the Hampton Roads Regional Green Infrastructure Plan. Mr. McFarlane also conducts regular research and analysis related to water quality issues, comprehensive and general land use planning, and climate change. Mr. McFarlane is the HRPDC’s lead planner for its climate change efforts, which include internal research and planning, collaborating with outside investigators, and coordination, outreach, and education with localities and other stakeholders. He also helps coordinate several other regional programs and initiatives. Mr. McFarlane holds a B.A. in Economics and a Master of Urban and Environmental Planning from the University of Virginia. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners.