I get to wake up every morning and do things I love:
- I teach students in the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Illinois how to create healthy, sustainable places.
- I conduct research that explores the extent to which, and in what ways, urban design impacts human health and wellbeing and I get to share the findings with scientists, designers, and policymakers. You can read about our work here.
- I am an active member of the Education Justice Project (EJP) and lead EJP’s Productive Prison Landscape program at the Danville Correctional Center.
- I am a board member for the Council of Environmental Deans and Directors, the University YMCA, and Allerton Park. And I have the pleasure of being a Senior Scientist at the National Council for Science and the Environment.
- I collaborate with Casey Trees and the Lumpkin Foundation.
I live in Urbana with my wife Rebecca Ginsburg, son Eamon, and daughters Anna and Isabella.
If you’d like to contact me, you can email me or call (217) 244-5156.