What does economic transformation mean for people and urban environments?
How does physical space engage with larger political and economic issues, and what are the implications of that engagement for an increasingly diverse population?
Many of these larger debates concern economic transformation and the adjustment to increasing globalization. These national or global changes in agriculture, finance, and manufacturing impact the landscape. How people interact with land, make places, and invest or disinvest in the built environment is interwoven with the future of places and how they evolve. My work in this area is informed both by my training and expertise as a landscape architect and by my research expertise.
• Innovating and synthesizing across boundaries, process-based thinking, and connecting theory or research to application.
• Strongly self-directed and experienced with independent work; connecting diverse disciplines and communities
• Initiating and developing student/course projects with community collaborators; balancing interests of collaborators and students
• Mentoring and guidance of idea generation and development in others; particular experience with creative responses to urban social, economic, and ecological issues. Skilled at mentoring students from diverse backgrounds, including first-generation students.
• Facilitation of interdisciplinary conversations with students, faculty, practitioners and professionals
• Supervision of interns and assistants; team leadership and coordination
• Experiential (studio), lecture, discussion, and hybrid instruction; course and curriculum development
• Innovative teaching techniques and course structures, including digital and online technologies and social media
• Mixed-methods/quantitative research, incorporating Census data, on-site observation, GIS (Geographic Information Systems) and basic statistics
• Print and web publications for professional, scholarly, and public audiences
• Presentations for professional, scholarly, and public audiences. I also organize and chair sessions.
• Proposal preparation, including budgets, schedules, and project management