Jennifer Minner

Jennifer Minner's teaching and research is 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's experience includes planning, research, and community mapping projects related to land use and sustainability, historic preservation, environmental education, institutional research and higher education assessment, and economic development. She served as chair and heritage commissioner on the City of Olympia, Washington Heritage Commission. She is a past president and a founding board member of the MidTexMod chapter of Docomomo U.S., a nonprofit dedicated to documentation and conservation of the Modern Movement in Central Texas. She presently serves on the Ithaca Landmarks Preservation Commission.

She received 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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Awards, Grants, and Fellowships (Selected)

  • Coprincipal investigator, Scenario Tools for Equitable Corridor Reinvestment and Affordable Housing Preservation, contract with Lincoln Institute of Land Policy (2015)
  • Coprincipal investigator, Strengthening Rural-Urban Linkages to Support Rural Economic Development: the Case of Re-localized Food Systems, USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture program (2015)
  • Principal investigator, Visualizing the Past, Present, and Future of New York City's 1964–5 World's Fair Site Using 3D GIS and Procedural Modeling, National Center for Preservation Technology and Training grant (2014)
  • Support for engaged research at Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Cornell's Engaged Learning and Research (2014)
  • Project manager, Austin Historical Survey Wiki, grants from the U.S. Department of the Interior - Preserve America and National Center for Preservation Technology and Training, Texas Historical Commission, City of Austin, University of Texas at Austin (2008–13)

Exhibitions and Presentations (Selected)

  • "Hot Topics at the Journal of the American Planning Association" with Jennifer Minner, Michael Holleran, Karl Kim, Robert Olshansky, Sandra Rosenbloom, Lisa Schweitzer at the National Conference of the American Planning Association, Phoenix (2016)
  • "Innovative Planning Apps for Planners," with James Castañeda at the National Conference of the American Planning Association, Seattle (2015)
  • "Plan-making Pedagogy and Technology: Forum to Share Curricular Experiments," with Nader Afzalan, Tom Hilde, and Robert Paterson at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, Philadelphia (2014)
  • "Building on the Dynamic, Iconic, and Everyday," and "Multivocality in Tours of Texas Modernism and Urban Renewal Sites," at the 67th annual conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Austin (April 2014)

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