Sara Carr

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Sara Jensen Carr is an assistant professor of architecture, urbanism, and landscape and the program director for the Master of Design in Sustainable Urban Environments program at Northeastern University. Her work and research on the connections between urban landscape, human health, and social equity has been funded by the Mellon Foundation, San Francisco Planning and Urban Research, and the National Science Foundation. She has been published in varied outlets including Preventive Medicine, LA+ Journal, Places Journal, and the Journal of Architectural Education as well as interviewed by The New York Times, CNN, and Foreign Policy, among others, for her expertise on epidemics and urban design. Her book, The Topography of Wellness: How Health and Disease Shaped the American Urban Landscape, was published by the University of Virginia Press in 2021 and a recipient of the John Brinckerhoff Jackson Book Prize as well as awards from the Boston Society of Landscape Architects and the Environmental Design Research Association. She is a licensed architect and holds an MArch from Tulane University, and an MLA and PhD in Environmental Planning from University of California, Berkeley.