Joan Nassauer

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Affiliations

The affiliations listed below show engagement with the Graham Sustainability Institute.

  • Education Programs
    • Dow Programs
      • Distinguished Faculty Fellow
    • Reviewer
  • Emerging Opportunities
    • Integrated Assessments
      • Campus IA
      • Detroit Sustainability Indicators IA
        • PI
  • General
    • Event Participant
      • Presenter
    • Small Grant Recipient
  • Water Center
    • Freshwater
      • U-M Large Grants
        • Grant Recipient
    • Event Participant
      • WC Lunches

 

Professor
  • Environment and Sustainability
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Joan Iverson Nassauer is Professor of Landscape Architecture in the School of Natural Resources and Environment. Her work focusing on the relationship between aesthetics and ecology has offered strategies for basing ecological design on strong science and interdisciplinary collaboration, and these strategies have been applied internationally. Her award-winning research investigates public acceptance and the cultural sustainability of environmentally beneficial landscape change. She has worked with colleagues in ecology, civil engineering, forestry, and hydrology to develop and implement ecosystem management plans for rural landscapes, for urban watersheds, and to retrofit 19th century cities and 20th century suburbs to improve their ecological health – particularly through low impact storm water management and brownfield redevelopment.