Jennifer Wolch, William W. Wurster Dean and Professor of City and Regional Planning at UC Berkeley highlights an array of design projects featuring animals, including designs intended to better integrate cities and nature. Wine and cheese reception follows.
Wolch's research focuses on metropolitan sprawl, physical activity and urban design, urban environmental justice and political ecology, and society-animal relations. She has investigated problems of urban poverty, homelessness, and human service delivery, and the evolution of state-civil society relations.
With Jody Emel, she edited Animal Geographies: Place, Politics and Identity in the Nature/Culture Borderlands (Verso, 1998), and has published articles and book chapters on population diversity and attitudes toward animals, racialization and animal practices, and the place of animals in the city.