worked extensively with community development
organizations in open space planning and
design, including the Abyssinian Development
Corporation in Manhattan; New Direction
Local Development Corporation in Queens;
Tenants United for Better Living, the tenants'
rights organization of the Diego Beekman
Houses in the Bronx; and Northwest Harlem
Environmental Benefits Program Advisory
Committee, for which she drafted the development
template of the first natural systems-based
open space conservancy for an urban area.
has been a featured speaker on community
redevelopment and urban design at the
Cooper-Hewitt Museum and the Harvard GSD.
She has been a guest critic at NJIT, NYBG, City College School of
Architecture, Pratt Institute, Rutgers
University, and Yale University School of
Architecture. She received a Design Trust
fellowship for Designing
for Security: Design Guidelines for the Art
Commission of New York City