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|Featured Faculty: Moira Zellner|
Moira Zellner is an associate professor in the Department of Urban Planning and Policy, a research associate professor in the Institute for Environmental Science and Policy, and Director of the Urban Data Visualization Lab at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Having completed her undergraduate degree in ecology in Argentina, she pursued graduate studies in urban and regional planning and in complex systems at the University of Michigan. Before coming to the United States, she worked in Argentina as an environmental consultant for local and international environmental engineering firms and for the undersecretary of Environment in the City of Buenos Aires, in projects related to domestic and hazardous waste management, river remediation, industrial pollution control, and environmental impact assessments.
In her position at UIC, Moira has been Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator in interdisciplinary projects examining how specific policy, technological and behavioral changes can effectively address a range of complex environmental problems, where interaction effects make responsibilities and burdens unclear. Her research also examines the value of participatory modeling for collective policy exploration and social learning with stakeholders and decision-makers. Moira also teaches a variety of workshops on complexity-based modeling of socio-ecological systems, for training of both scientists and decision-makers. She has served the academic community as reviewer of journals and grants spanning across the social and natural sciences.
Q: How long have you been a member of ACSP?
Q: Have you won any awards?
Q: What future goals do you have in your field?
Q: How has planning school changed your daily habits?
Q: What did you want to be when you were growing up?
Q: How many different cities have you lived in and which was your favorite?
Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
Q: What is the title of the last book you read? What did you learn from it?
Q: What’s your favorite color and how would you creatively incorporate it into a planning project?