Minner Awarded Grant From President's Council of Cornell Women

August 24, 2017

Jennifer Minner, assistant professor in CRP, has been awarded a $5,000 grant for mega-event research and publication. The grant comes from the President's Council of Cornell Women, a group of accomplished alumnae advancing the involvement and leadership of women students, faculty, staff, and alumnae.

In her research, Minner has employed multiple methods of examining change and adaptation, redevelopment and preservation, as well as equity and public space, focused on two kinds of urban spaces — former international exposition sites and commercial corridors.

"The large footprints of the 20th century are evident in many 21st-century landscapes," Minner has said. "These large urban footprints were developed out of the actions of public and private actors and have in many cases massively shaped urban space. Their adaptation has important consequences for equity, public life, and sustainability."

Jennifer Minner's teaching and research are focused at the intersecting domains of land use, sustainability, historic preservation, and technology. She researches reinvestment in and repair of urban fabric; tensions and opportunities in land use planning and preservation; sustainable adaptation and conservation of the built environment; and participatory and analytical technologies used in planning. Minner holds a B.A. in anthropology from the University of Washington (1995), an M.U.R.P. from Portland State University (2000), and a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin (2013).

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