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School of Architecture Professor Sara Jensen Carr Wins 2019 Graham Foundation Grant for Book on Health and the American Urban Landscape

Illustration, 2019. Courtesy of Sara Jensen Carr.

CAMD faculty member Sara Jensen Carr, Assistant Professor of Architecture, Urbanism, and Landscape, recently won a Graham Foundation grant for 2019 to support her book, The Topography of Wellness. The book is a chronological narrative of how six epidemics transformed the American urban landscape, reflecting changing views of the power of design, pathology of disease, and the epidemiology of the environment. This topic is one of Professor Carr’s expertise areas; her research, teaching, and practice examine both the tensions and potential of modifying the urban landscape for human health and social and environmental equity. Read more about her book here

Professor Sara Jensen Carr‘s project was selected from over 500 proposals, and she joins a worldwide network of individuals and organizations that the Graham Foundation has supported over the past 63 years. In that time, the Foundation, which aims to foster the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society, has awarded more than 4,500 grants, and has become one of the most significant funders in the field of architecture. 

Congratulations Professor Carr! We look forward to seeing how your project unfolds.