Teaching

I currently teach food systems planning, geographic information systems, participatory planning, site planning, and urban design theory at the University of Oklahoma Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture.

Food Systems PlanningSPRING – Annually
University of Oklahoma – Regional + City Planning 4970/5970
This course provides students with a foundational understanding of the social, spatial, and environmental processes that influence food availability, access, and utilization in the United States. Students explore trends in food systems planning as a means of engaging more critically to remedy inequitable patterns of food insecurity and foster community food sovereignty.

Geographic Information Systems for Land Use PlanningFALL – Annually
University of Oklahoma – Regional + City Planning 4463/5463
This course provides students with a foundational understanding of the processes that document and depict spatial relationships of the social, environmental, and physical aspects of land use. Students explore trends in cartography and geographic information systems as a means of using maps as a tool of investigation and community engagement in planning

Participatory Planning MethodsSPRING – Irregular 
University of Oklahoma – Regional + City Planning 5970
This course provides students from planning related disciplines with a foundational understanding of processes and methods used to engage communities in discussions about neighborhood change. Students explore trends in public participation as a means thinking about the role of planning professionals and the public in co-creating place-based interventions.

Site PlanningSPRING – Annually
University of Oklahoma – Regional + City Planning 5513
This course provides students with a foundational understanding of social, ecological, and physical conditions that influence the design of the built environment. Students explore historical and contemporary trends in site planning and to think more critically about the planning, design, and construction of human settlements.

Urban Design TheoryFALL – Annually 
University of Oklahoma Architecture/Landscape Architecture/Regional + City Planning 6643
This course provides students with an advanced understanding of theories about the design, creation, and maintenance of the physical environment. Students explore historical and contemporary trends in social theory including consumerism, individuality, collectivism, and justice as a means of engaging more critically the physical design of the built environment.

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