Professor Nina-Marie Lister is tenured Associate Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at Ryerson University in Toronto and Visiting Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at Harvard University Graduate School of Design. A Registered Professional Planner (MCIP, RPP) with a background in ecology and environmental planning, she is the founding principal of plandform, a creative studio practice exploring the relationship between landscape, ecology, and urbanism.
Professor Lister’s research, teaching, and practice focus on the confluence of landscape infrastructure and ecological processes within contemporary metropolitan regions. She is co-editor of The Ecosystem Approach: Complexity, Uncertainty, and Managing for Sustainability (Columbia University Press, 2008) and author of more than thirty professional practice and scholarly publications, including recent contributions to Ecological Urbanism (Princeton Architectural Press, 2008, and winner of the J.B. Jackson Book Prize). Her work has been featured in several planning and design exhibitions, including the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal, the Chicago Architecture Foundation, the Toronto Design Exchange, and the Van Alen Institute in New York. Professor Lister served as the Professional Advisor for the 2010 ARC International Wildlife Crossing Infrastructure Design Competition, which developed the concept designs for a wildlife bridge at the Vail Pass in Colorado.
Contributions to Humans & Nature:
- ...By Reconciling Mobility
A response to “To build or not to build a road… how do we honor the landscape?”
- Reconciling Mobility: Redesigning the Road, Reweaving Landscape
From Minding Nature’s May 2012, Volume 5, Number 1 issue.
- Animal Road Crossings
Learn more about the work of Animal Road Crossings (ARC).