Chris Cares

Chris possesses a diverse background in public and private planning, starting in the 1970s with a Masters in City Planning from Harvard.

A founding partner of RRC Associates, he specializes in practical applications of research techniques including survey and qualitative research, modeling and applied analysis to solve problems in city planning, administration, and business applications.

Parks and recreation needs assessments are particular areas of specialization, and he has led over 100 community survey projects for GreenPlay.

Chris has overseen numerous community/citizen surveys for local communities throughout the United States, which provide input to parks, recreation, trails, open space, and planning needs assessments.

The results of these studies typically become incorporated into parks and open space master plans, or other policy documents.

Chris has been instrumental in updating the survey and community engagement sections of the 2nd and 3rd editions of this guide.