Professor Contributes to New Public Interest Design Book

Monday, September 10, 2018

Nadia Anderson, associate professor of architecture and urban design, has written the chapter, “Evaluating Student Learning: Engaging Experience to Create Agents of Change” (Ch. 25) in the new book, Public Interest Design Education Guidebook: Curricula, Strategies, and SEED Academic Case Studies (ed. Lisa Abendroth and Bryan Bell), published by Routledge Press. The second volume in Routledge’s Public Interest Design Guidebook series, the book presents the work of more than 60 thought leaders and describes the teaching and learning strategies that are critical to pursuing an inclusive, informed practice that serves the public through design.

Anderson is the Director of the City.Building.Lab. Her research, teaching, and practice focus on publicly-engaged design as a vehicle for social empowerment and environmental resilience. Her research on the history of architectural practice and the transformative power of publicly-engaged design practice and pedagogy are published in the Journal of Architectural Education, Public: A Journal of Imagining America, and the edited volume Community Matters: Service-Learning in Engaged Design and Planning.