My teaching emphasizes interdisciplinarity by merging insights from the fields of urban planning, urban studies, and urban design. In doing so, I emphasize the connections and disconnections between design-based and policy-based thinking, allowing students to test the strengths and limitations of each approach while contending with real-life urban issues. As a result, my courses often cross-reference the latest insights from these field to generate new insights into our spatial practices.
Planning + Urban Design Studios
These core Planning + Urban Design studios are taught to Environmental Design undergraduates. Skills emphasize basic spatial analysis of communities and the translation of this data into design.
Planning + Urban Design Theories
These courses emphasize basic knowledge of urban and planning theories, with particular emphasis on case comparisons.
Justice + Community Design
These special courses are taught across Planning and Design to emphasis the latest research on social justice, transition design, and autonomous design.