Jill Desimini

Director & Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture

Professional Credentials

  • M.Arch. (Architecture) and MLA (Landscape Architecture), 2005, University of Pennsylvania
  • BS, Urban Studies, 1998, Brown University

Areas of Interest

  • Landscape Architecture
  • Urban Design
  • Climate Justice

Research Projects/Interests

The Climate Justice Design Lab (CJDL), directed by Professor Jill Desimini, focuses on developing design frameworks, tools, and collaborations to support local climate advocates, activists, public agents, and not-for-profit organizations. The research looks at the critical intersection of social and climatic threats over time, to identify potentials for land reform to spread wealth and enable reciprocal human and non-human relationships. Ongoing projects address abandoned landscapes and devalued property, land-banking, wildness in cities, climate adaptation, habitat creation, alternative narratives and data generation, long histories, non-linear models of time, and cartographic methods.

Currently accepting graduate students.


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Google Scholar

Climate Justice Design Fellowship (climatefellowship.org)

Landscape and Climate

Contact Information
Mailing AddressWilfred B. Young Building 1376 Storrs Rd., Unit 4067 Storrs, CT 06269-4067
Office LocationWilfred B. Young Building (YNG) 109B