Professor; Director, Urban Design Program Georgia tech
Professor Ellen Dunham-Jones directs the MS in Urban Design and hosts the REDESIGNING CITIES podcast series at the Georgia Institute of Technology. An authority on sustainable suburban redevelopment, she was Architectural Record’s 2018-19 Woman Educator of the year and was recognized in 2017 by Planetizen as one of the 100 most influential urbanists. She is co-author with June Williamson of the award-winning Retrofitting Suburbia: Urban Design Solutions for Redesigning Suburbs, (Wiley, 2009, 2011) and the just published Case Studies in Retrofitting Suburbia: Urban Design Strategies For Urgent Challenges (Wiley, 2021). She maintains a unique database of over 2,000 retrofits and also conducts research on urban design for autonomous vehicles. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, TED, PBS, and NPR. She serves on several national committees, practiced architecture for 20 years, and taught at UVA and MIT before being recruited to direct the Architecture Program at Georgia Tech in 2000.