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Successful urban design requires us to understand how durable cities function and how to design durable improvements. Students in my courses are challenged to connect urban evolution and durable futures, connect academia and communities, and connect different academic and disciplinary perspectives. This requires a practical, yet forward-looking approach to teaching, connecting students with actual societal questions, and cross-pollinating teaching with ongoing research insights.


From bicycle-oriented development to the future of parking

I view studio courses as a situated pedagogy for students to understand, connect, and improve urban environments. My studio teaching balances expanding student imaginaries and the practices of urban design with design briefs based on real-world, community-engaged urban issues. I actively connect with key regional and industry stakeholders, seeking pedagogically enriching yet societally relevant urban design challenges.

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