Sara Jensen Carr is an Assistant Professor of Architecture, Urbanism, and Landscape in the School of Architecture. She teaches design studios and seminars focused on articulating the connections between urban landscapes, ecological resilience, and health equity. Her research also examines the overlaps between the public realm and public health. Recent publications include articles for Preventive Medicine and LA+ Journal, the University of Pennsylvania Interdisciplinary Journal of Landscape Architecture. She also served as co-chair for a special joint conference for the Association for the Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) and the Association for Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) entitled Building for Health and Well-Being: Structures Cities Systems.
Sara is a licensed architect and also holds degrees in landscape architecture and environmental planning, and has worked professionally in New Orleans and the San Francisco Bay Area. She was a Piero Patri Urban Design Fellow at San Francisco Planning and Urban Research, and a Mellon Fellow in Urban Landscape Studies at Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, DC.
Prior to arriving at Northeastern, she held a joint appointment in the School of Architecture and Office of Public Health Studies at University of Hawai’i at Manoa, where she worked with several local nonprofits and agencies on evaluation and design initiatives, including the Hawai’i Department of Health, the Native Hawaiian Health Program at Queens Medical Center, and the Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation. She is also an advisory board member at Design 4 Active Sacramento, a cross-sector, award-winning team that advocates for and advises on active design initiatives.