Professor Jill Desimini joins UConn as Program Director and Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture. Professor Desimini's research investigates design strategies for abandoned landscapes and devalued property, with an increased focus on climate, social systems, and the longview. She is the author of Cyclical City: Five Stories of Urban Transformation (UVA Press, 2022), From Fallow: 100 Ideas for Abandoned Urban Landscapes, (ORO 2019) co-author of Cartographic Grounds: Projecting the Landscape Imaginary (PAP 2016).
She also directs Harvard Climate Justice Design Fellowship guiding emerging leaders to generate data and design tools to support their own environmental justice advocacy, research, service, or education work in communities across the US. You can follow the project on Instagram and learn more about all the new CAHNR faculty here.