Dylan earned a BS in Urban Planning and Development at Ball State University, where he worked on local comprehensive, action, and vision plans as a student leader. After an internship with the award-winning City of Greenville, South Carolina, Gehring launched into his pursuit of a master’s degree in City and Regional Planning at nearby Clemson University.
Experienced in the planning process from both the public and private sectors, as well as through an educational lens, Gehring has led projects in multiple regions of the country at Ball State and Clemson Universities that have attracted press coverage, including a comprehensive plan, neighborhood action plan, vision plan, and a community indicators analysis. In 2021, he was a critical member of the first-place team in NAIOP Indiana’s University Challenge, a statewide real estate development competition.
Gehring sees planning as a mechanism with which to bring meaning and identity to cities and their places as they grow and adapt to modern pressures. With great design, analysis, stakeholder collaboration, and the structures for implementation, existing assets can be leveraged to attract new investment, creating the places of tomorrow.