Richard D. Ducker

Associate Professor of Public Law and Government (part-time, retired)

Areas of Expertise

Zoning, subdivision regulation, and other land-use controls; city and county planning; transportation; building and housing code enforcement


Rich Ducker joined the School of Government (then the Institute of Government) in 1977. Prior to that, he served as research consultant in The Netherlands for the Conservation Foundation's International Comparative Land-Use Controls Project. He has consulted with a number of local governments and state agencies and served as a legislative advisor to several North Carolina General Assembly Legislative Research Commission committees. He is a member of the board of directors of Housing Alternatives, a non-profit housing corporation in Chapel Hill and a member of the North Carolina Code Officials Qualification Board. He is also past chair of the Chapel Hill Township Planning Advisory Council and the Orange County Zoning Board of Adjustment. He is the author of various publications on land use and zoning, transportation, and code enforcement. Ducker earned a BA from the University of Colorado, an MA from the University of Wisconsin, and a JD from UCLA.