Associate Professor of Social Ecological History, School of Constructed Environments
Art Historian and Author. Jean Gardner is an activist, writer, teacher, and consultant on sustainable design issues. She is co-author with Brian McGrath of Cinemetrics: Architecture Drawing Today. She also wrote the first book on Urban Wilderness: Nature in New York City. The national AIA Committee on the Environment awarded her graduate course "Issues and Practices in Architecture and Urbanism" special recognition for eco-literacy teaching. The New York City Chapter of the AIA awarded her a Special Citation for her work as an Urban Ecologist, Author, and Educator in both the architectural field and in the public realm. Gardner was part of a team led by David Rockwell to commemorate 9/11 that exhibited at the 2002 Venice Biennale "The Hall of Risk", a participatory center for conflict resolution.
architecture,sustainable design,urban design,urban ecologies,urban studies