ULI selects Christina Contreras as senior fellow

Christina Contreras, principal and founder of Living Ecology Studio in Denver, was selected as the Urban Land Institute/Martin Bucksbaum Senior Visiting Fellow.

During her one-year fellowship, Contreras will explore how privately owned and managed “third places” can better contribute to individual and community health and well-being, and will develop a “pattern book” for designers and developers to create welcoming and thriving privately-owned “third places.” Ultimately, based on her research, Contreras will create a toolkit to identify patterns that professionals from all sectors and backgrounds can utilize to compel health-based design, planning, policies, programming, and decision-making and support innovation to achieve improved health outcomes.

Contreras has 13 years of professional experience in the fields of urban planning, landscape design, construction management, and green building. She holds a Bachelor of Science in geological and environmental sciences from Stanford University and a Master of Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Colorado Denver.

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