Sara Jensen Carr is an Assistant Professor of Architecture and the Program Director for the Master of Design in Sustainable Urban Environments at Northeastern University. She teaches courses in architecture and landscape visualization, research methods, public engagement, resilient design, and seminars on built environment and health.
Her work and research on the connections between urban landscape, human health, and social equity has been recognized by the Graham Foundation, Mellon Foundation, and the J.M. Kaplan Fund as well as published in Preventive Medicine, LA+ Journal, and Journal of Architectural Education, among others. In 2019, she was named the inaugural Oregon/Places Prize winner, to research and write on forces of decolonization and resistance in the Hawaiian landscape. Her book, The Topography of Wellness: How Health and Disease Shaped the American Landscape (2021), has been covered in The New York Times, The New Yorker, the BBC, CNN, The New Republic, Bloomberg CityLab, and The New Republic.
Prior to arriving at Northeastern, Sara held a joint appointment in School of Architecture and Office of Public Health Studies at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa, and has also held lecturer positions at University of California Berkeley and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Sara is a licensed architect and holds an M. Arch. from Tulane University, and an MLA and PhD in Environmental Planning from University of California Berkeley.